How to Cook a Perfectly Roasted Turkey

Nov 7, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET
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Because I’m lucky enough to play with some of the best gadgets in the kitchen and food industry, I know there’s more than one great way to prepare a turkey. You can deep-fry, smoke or roast your bird with incredible results.

All of these methods make for a mouth-watering turkey, but below are some of my top tips on preparing the perfect classic roast turkey (and trimmings). Happy holidays!

More: 15 Thanksgiving Hacks From Your Favorite Chefs

For additional tips, check out my tutorials for all of the different ways you can cook a turkey:

How to fry a turkey
How to smoke a turkey
How to roast a turkey


David Venable is the program host of QVC's popular cooking and dining showIn the Kitchen with David. He offers a diverse and unique viewership experience with features such as product information, cooking demonstrations, on-air guests, celebrity appearances and live viewer interaction. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Originally published November 2014. Updated November 2017.

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