First time hosting? Start with our top turkey tips and a guide to brining. Cooking Channel chefs share their basic roasted turkeys –– with plenty of herbs and aromatics –– plus recipes boasting sweet and savory additions, like fruits and bacon, for more-experienced cooks.

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Turkey

Turn out a perfectly flavorful, moist bird by following Cooking Channel's turkey techniques — from the best brine to prize-worthy carving.

All About The Bird

Your Comprehensive Turkey Guide

How to Cook a Turkey

From choosing the right bird to letting the meat rest before carving: Get our top 10 tips for a perfect turkey.

Top 10 Tips: How to Cook a Turkey

More Turkey How-Tos

Alton Brown's Good Eats Thanksgiving

Alton Brown's Brining Tips

Alton shares his tips on how to turn out a perfect Thanksgiving turkey — and it all starts with his brining secrets.

Watch: A Better Way to Brine

Alton's Turkey Essentials

Good Gravy!

How to Make Gravy

Michael Chiarello's secret for a perfect lump-free gravy? Add stock a bit at a time and stir smooth between additions.

Watch in 1 Minute: Simple, Classic Gravy

Gravy Recipes & Tips

Extreme Feasts

Veggieducken Recipe

Impress vegetarian guests with a squash, leek and yam roast containing concentric layers (much like the poultry-stuffed bird).

The Ultimate Veggieducken

TOP TURKEY TWISTS

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