One Minute Tip: How to Carve a Turkey for Thanksgiving

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Today Maxwell brings us a one minute tip on the simplest, easiest method for carving your Thanksgiving turkey. Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Today Maxwell brings us a one minute tip on the simplest, easiest method for carving your Thanksgiving turkey. Happy Holidays, everyone!

How to Carve a Turkey for Thanksgiving: The Simplest, Easiest Method

1. Remove the Legs: Slice the skin close to the breast, move the leg back until it pops, and cut through the joint.

2. Remove the Breasts: Cutting very close to the rib cage, until the breast comes away.

3. Remove the Wings: Pull them away, and cut at the joint.

4. Separate the Thigh from the Drumstick: Cut them at the joint.

5. Slice the Thighs at at Angle: Skin side up.

6. Slice the Breasts: Also cut them at an angle, skin side up.

7. Arrange it all on a Platter: White meat with dark meat, legs on the end, wings on the other end.

• The Star: Ten years ago, Maxwell Ryan was known as the "apartment therapist," traveling by scooter to his clients' homes to help them make their spaces beautiful, organized and healthy. Part interior designer, part life coach, his touchpoints were simplicity, comfort, and lack of clutter. Unlike typical designers, Maxwell didn't want to dictate where things should go or how people should live, he wanted to arm them with the tools and the confidence to decide for themselves. Maxwell launched Apartment Therapy in 2004, turning the weekly email into a daily blog post, reviewing stores, offering tips, posting photos of Maxwell's design projects and answering readers' questions. Maxwell has a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a M. Ed. from Antioch. He lives in New York's Greenwich Village with his daughter, Ursula.

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