Spread your wings this year by topping your turkey with bacon, fruits or globally sourced spices. (First time hosting? Start with our turkey tips and a guide to brining.)

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Turkey

Turn out a prize-worthy bird (from brining to carving) with our top turkey techniques.

All About The Bird
 Top Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

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.

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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