Knife Skills

Videos and step-by-step guides, each highlighting an essential knife technique.

Knife Skills: How to Carve a Turkey

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[Video: Robyn Lee and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Our turkey shopping and cooking guide will be coming tomorrow, but here's your chance to bone up on your carving skills. As nice as it is to carve a turkey at the table, it's really much easier and less messy to do it in the kitchen and transfer it all to a platter for easy serving tableside. If you want to be all fancy and impressive, you can "present" the bird before you carve it, then retreat back into the kitchen to carve while grandpa gets his second martini in the bag.

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