Turkey 101

These helpful tips will make sure that you and your family have the moist succulent and flavorful bird possible.

Chile-Rubbed Roast Turkey
Chile-Rubbed Roast Turkey
We've tried many roasting methods over the years, but the one Susana Trilling uses to make the chile-rubbed turkey she serves at her Thanksgiving feast in Oaxaca, Mexico, really stands out. An hour into roasting, Trilling flips the turkey so that the breast is on the bottom. The result is juicy white meat and meltingly tender legs and thighs.Landon Nordeman

There's nothing quite as iconic as a Thanksgiving turkey when it comes to American traditions. With a bronzed, crisp-skinned exterior, and juicy, tender interior, this noble bird is the classic centerpiece of every holiday table. Prepare the perfect bird this Thanksgiving with the following techniques, tips, and recipes vetted by the SAVEUR test kitchen.