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Real Men: Carve the Turkey

Carving the turkey at Thanksgiving is a rite of passage for many men. Perhaps this tradition started back when the men hunted for food and the women prepared it. Or maybe the use of sharp knives on a gigantic roasted bird is just more of a manly task. Either way, masterfully carving the turkey is a job for real men.
Real men want to carve like a pro and look great while doing it. Thanksgiving Day is all about family, football and food. Often, it is a traditional day for dressing up and taking memorable photos. If you are carving the turkey, this can be a challenge because the job can get messy and you don’t want your Skinny Tie getting caught up in the knife or juice splattering on your freshly pressed shirt. If you protect your attire, you can be both the master carver and the mater of style.
After you take the turkey out of the oven, you should let it rest for 30 minutes. If you carve too early, the juices will run out and your turkey will dry out. Next, you will want to take a sharp knife to separate the leg and the thigh from the body. You can cut the thigh meat up to serve on your platter. To maintain juiciness when slicing the turkey breast, cut the entire breast off and then carve it into smaller pieces. Once it’s off, slice the meat against the grain, starting at the small point of the breast. Arrange the meat on your platter and present your masterpiece.

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