Cooking turkey is actually kind of a dumb idea. Most people don’t ever cook turkey. Turkey is like chicken … it’s a domestic bird that is familiar to all Americans … but it is very difficult to cook in a way that does not ruin it. So once a year, you cook this huge bird and try not to ruin it, and invite everybody that is important to you over to see if it worked.
As a result of this the truth many people have never had good turkey. They’ve only had ruined turkey. And for each of these people, what they think turkey tastes like is unique to the particular way their family’s turkey cooker learned to ruin the turkey every year.
So, do you want to know the REAL secret for cooking a turkey?
Cook more than one a year and use different methods to see how it turns out! (Jeesh, you’d think this would be obvious.) You can try the method I mentioned a while back, but I just heard about a few new recipes over on my close personal friend Nina’s blog: How to Cook a Traditional Turkey