Your best Thanksgiving ever

Kitchen-tested recipes for perfect turkey, vegetarian options, and all the sides

How to serve Thanksgiving with style

Serve a new kind of cheese tray, pour a dramatic after-dinner drink, and more ideas for entertaining

A platter of carved turkey for Thanksgiving.
Photography by Thomas J. Story

Carve before roasting

Skip the tedious sawing at the table―and speed up the roasting―by having the butcher cut your turkey into parts beforehand.

Then you can add the white meat to the oven after the dark, which means all of the meat will be juicy. Decorate the platter with graceful and very Western olive sprigs (order from your local florist).

Recipe:  Roast Turkey with Wine and Herbs

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