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Cooking Really, Really Slowly

If you're really—we mean, really—not in a hurry this Thanksgiving, consider sous vide to cook your turkey. The French method involves putting food in a plastic bag, vacuuming out all air, immersing the bag in water, and then cooking it in very low temperatures to produce exceptionally tender meat. Sous vide is usually used in high-end restaurants but can also be done at home. This thermal circulator can be used with any pot up to 30 liters. To cook a turkey, first cut it into pieces and separate white and dark meat. White meat should cook for about 3 to 4 hours at 160 degrees, while dark meat can be prepared confit (in its own fat) and cooked for up to 12 hours at 170 degrees. As these cooking times are estimates, be sure to check the core of the turkey to make sure it is at least 160 degrees before you eat it . About $939, Innovative Culinary Technology
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