11/23/2010 09:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Modernist Thanksgiving

[M]uch has been writ ten about that cen ter piece of Thanksgiving deli cious ness: the turkey. Whether one is bemoan ing the painful expe ri ence of eat ing a dry chewy bird, or ana lyz ing the best way to rem edy that fail ing, cook books both old and new are burst ing with opin ions on how to mas ter a suc cu lent and ten der roast turkey. Rather than mas ter­ing the clas sic inter pre ta tion, the recipe in Modernist Cuisine flips it on its head by focus ing on refin ing the fla vors of a roasted bird and apply ing Modernist techniques.

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