From Buying to Frying: Thanksgiving Turkey Tips to Ensure a Perfect Bird


We only do it once a year. Who can blame us for getting rusty when it comes to trussing and stuffing and basting the Thanksgiving bird?

But professional cooks never seem to forget this stuff, which is why we reached out to some of the best in the business for their expert tips on buying, tying, and even deep-frying. Click the links to the right to watch the Food Network's Sunny Anderson tackle the finer points of preparing a turkey, or let Lt. Anthony Mancuso of the New York Fire Department teach you how to fry your bird without setting your nest ablaze.

Bon appetit!