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To carve a turkey, run a sharp knife down each side of the cooked turkey’s breastbone. Pull the meat off the thighs and leave the drumsticks whole for service.

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Routt County cooks share their methods for Thanksgiving birds

Roasted, brined or deep-fried, a turkey is the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving spreads. There are countless ways to season, cook and serve the traditional bird, and Routt County chefs and cooks have identified their favorites through years of serving holiday meals.


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