11/24/2010 02:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Turkenstein: Dave Arnold's Bionic Turkey Preparation (PHOTOS)

Making a "perfectly juicy, perfectly tasty" turkey requires some unusual steps in Dave Arnold's cookbook. He's the mad hatter of the kitchen (a.k.a. director of culinary technology at the French Culinary Institute). Here's the culmination of years of experimentation, which has been documented on Arnold's blog,

Caroline Shin spent time in Dave Arnold's kitchen-laboratory to compile this bizarre recipe for a bionic Thanksgiving turkey.

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