I don't have a big backyard, but if I did, I'd probably consider figuring out a way to cook my holiday bird without wasting oven space, and without the terrible hassle (and frankly mediocre results) of deep-fried turkey. If the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Turkey Fryer ($99) lived up to its promises, then it might be a great contender for the job.
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Editor's note: This marks the debut column on Serious Eats from Beard Awardwinning wine blogger Tyler Colman (aka Dr. Vino). The good doctor will appear every other Friday with his always entertaining and enlightening take on wine. Today, his picks for Thanksgiving. Adam Cleaning the Augean stables in a day. Capturing a Cretan bull. Slaying a hydra. I'm thinking of a few Herculean tasks easier than making wine suggestions for Thanksgiving. Consider the challenges: 1. Side dishes: Turkey is innocuous enough to pair with wine. It's the side dishes that throw a wrench in the gravy. Sweet potatoes and marshmallows? Sounds like an impossible food-wine pairing to me! 2. People, lots of them: The celebration almost always sees a large...