His new book is Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling. Meathead now continues with some unexpected but practical tips for preparing the traditional Thanksgiving feast.
For accurate temperature control always use a digital thermometer. It’s much more reliable. AmazingRibs.com has a helpful buying guide with objective reviews.
For cooking the bird Meathead suggests smoking or grilling. This opens up critical oven space for baking pies.
What wood should you use to create the natural smoke flavor for the bird? Meathead tells you what you really need to know.
“Understanding is the first step in mastery. This book (MEATHEAD) explains the science of barbecuing and grilling in lay terms. Along the way, I use science to filter the hogwash, bust the myths, and take down the old husbands’ tales and canards passed along by pit masters whose rituals that have gone largely untested since that first forest fire.” Meathead Goldwyn – From the Introduction.