Gordon Hamersley
Executive Chef/Owner Hamersley's Bistro, Boston, MA

1. Take the turkey out of the refrigerator and sit at room temperature 25 minutes before cooking.

2. Cover the turkey with a buttered cheesecloth while cooking. Remove the cheesecloth 1/2 hour before end of cooking time to brown the skin.

3. Rest the turkey 20 minutes before carving to cool the juices.

4. Rub an interesting spice mix into the turkey and serve it with an interesting stuffing.

Moroccan -- serve with a couscous stuffing
Southern -- serve with an andouille and cornbread stuffing
Northeast -- serve with a traditional-style stuffing
Asian -- serve with a soy, garlic, ginger, sherry and rice noodle stuffing.

5. Do not let human turkeys loose in your home!

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