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A Gentleman’s Guide to Carving the Turkey at Someone Else’s Place

  • Jason Wire


Your girlfriend’s family. Your friends. Clooney.

Odds are, at some point in your life, one of these will invite you to Thanksgiving. (Even better odds if the last two are redundant.)

And there you’ll be, ready to make small talk and compliment the hell out of some casserole, when you’ll hear it: a polite question that’s really more of a demand. Would you like to carve the turkey?

The answer, of course, is yes. But unless you come prepared, things could go horribly wrong.

Herewith, a few key pointers...»

It’s Carving Season

’Tis the season to carve: pumpkins, turkeys, roasts, hams, ice sculptures, etc.

Which is why we were so pleased to stumble upon “The Chef’s Guide to Knives,” an incredibly long infographic via the expert meddlers at Lifehacker.

Perhaps you’re the new man of the house and thus responsible for putting knife to flesh on that giant Thanksgiving turkey your family and friends have already begun dreaming about—here’s the perfect opportunity to brush up on your “cat’s paw” grip and avoid ruining the whole goddamn holiday for everyone.

And who knows, maybe that wildcard slot on Top Chef season 30 isn’t such a pipe dream after all...