How to avoid a Thanksgiving disaster

There are so many ways to cook the Thanksgiving turkey this year, but food expert Sam Sifton warns that deep frying the bird can be dangerous—we’re talking call the fire department dangerous. He knows from experience. In the video above, Sifton tells the story of his deep frying turkey experiment gone wrong.

Watch the full episode to hear Sifton break down his Thanksgiving dinner tips for home cooks.

Want more SalonTV food content? Check out Manny Howard’s interview with chef Carla Hall and James Beard Award winner and star of the Netlix show “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” Samin Nosrat

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