Getting holiday bird right proves tough turkey

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By Christopher Brooke


When it comes to the holiday where you’re supposed to be grateful, I’ve long picked up bad vibes from around the dinner table.

It’s not that as a child that I didn’t feel excited to get through the five-hour ride to Cincinnati and see grandma and grandpa, aunts and uncles and cousins.

But, even as a boy, I understood that the adults struggled to cope with the turkey — coaxing it to the perfect level of doneness for the largest gathering of the year, ostensibly such a joyous feast, proved the least joyful part of Thanksgiving.

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