Executive Chef/Owner Rose Pistola, San Francisco, CA
way I know of cooking a turkey is the one way my grandfather used to
cook Thanksgiving turkeys. It's one of the best ways for keeping the
turkey from drying out. He was from Kentucky and this is the how they
Stuff the turkey as usual. I like to brush fresh sage leaves and a little
butter under the skin.
Layer bacon strips or pancetta over the breast of the turkey.
Put the turkey in a paper bag and then put that in a paper bag going
the other way so that it is completely sealed. This traps the fat and
not the moisture so the turkey roast and self-bastes.
Roast at 325 degrees until brown and done.
The turkey comes out very juicy and moist. Important: Make sure the
bag is not chemically treated."