Don’t cook your turkey whole… and 7 other Christmas dinner mistakes

7 other Christmas dinner mistakes we’ve ALL been making, by celebrity chef John Quilter The Christmas dinner is probably the most stressful meal you’ll cook all year – but there are some common mistakes we’ve all been making. From cooking the turkey whole to leaving the veg until last, celebrity chef John Quilter, the man …

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How to carve a turkey

Step by step guide and video on how to carve and serve your Thanksgiving Turkey from Chef Jim Pacini with the Clovis Institute of Technology. What You Need: carving board, chef’s knife (or slicing knife), paper towels, platter, cutting board, long, flexible knife, tongs Follow These Steps: Remove the string tying the legs together, using …

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Roasting Fowl

If you just put a chicken in the oven, it’s cooked before it’s brown. In my restaurants I had sous-viding machines, but you can do the same thing at home by wrapping the bird in plastic wrap until it’s perfectly sealed and then poaching it for twenty minutes. The beautiful juices will collect in the …

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Resting meats

I’ve never heard of vegetables tasting better after resting. You always hear this term used in the context of meats, specifically larger cuts of meats such as a steak, roast or whole bird (chicken, turkey, duck). The cooking process results in a certain percentage of water being pushed out, but there is also a percentage …

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