Thanksgiving 2014 – Carving Turkey

How to Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey courtesy of Butterball

Gense 7744881

Old Farmer Carving set with box

Whether celebrating the holidays or enjoying a casual turkey dinner, the right carving technique helps you get as many servings from your turkey as possible. Learn all you’ll need to know about how to carve a turkey with these helpful instructions:

  • First, allow your cooked turkey to sit for about 20 minutes before starting to carve.
  • Beginning halfway up the breast, slice straight down with an even stroke.
  • When the knife reaches the cut above the wing joint, the slice should fall free on its own.
  • Continue to slice breast meat by starting the cut at a higher point each time.
  • Cut the band of skin holding the drumsticks.
  • Grasp the end of the drumstick, place your knife between the drumstick/thigh and the body of the turkey, and cut through the skin to the joint.
  • Remove the entire leg by pulling out and back, using the point of the knife to disjoin it.
  • Separate the thigh and drumstick at the joint.
  • Insert a fork in the upper wing to the steady turkey.
  • Make a long horizontal cut above the wing joint through the body frame.
  • The wing can be disjointed from the body, if desired.


Gense 7744881

Old Farmer Carving Set

150 years of tradition in manufacturing cutlery recognizes Gense as one of Europe’s largest suppliers of cutlery. Gense was established in 1856 by Gustav Eriksson and is today one of Scandinavia’s largest producers of stainless steel cutlery.  All over the world, the Gense brand is associated with high quality cutlery.  All Gense cutlery adds beauty to your everyday life, and is distinguished by innovative design.

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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Gense has been associated with well-known designers. The Gense trademark is founded on respect for traditions, and the rich complexity of craftsmanship.  Many years of co-operation with well-known designers has resulted in the development of a series of classical, innovative, and functional cutleries, always respecting the material – the highest quality of stainless steel.  The Gense concept has even participated in setting the standard for Scandinavian design.

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