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How to Safely Brine Your Turkey

A close-up shot of a woman draining the stock from a roast turkey. Play Video

When it comes to Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday feasts, there are certain questions that you may not feel comfortable asking (especially to your mother-in-law, a self-proclaimed cooking connoisseur). For example, “What the heck is brining?”

Is this something I’m supposed to be doing with my turkey? Am I doing it already? How do I brine my turkey without making a mess?

Watch as our resident food-safety expert and NC State Extension specialist, Ben Chapman, shares research-based tips to help you enjoy a safe and happy holiday meal free of judgment (mostly).

This segment of Homegrown was filmed in the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens at NCĀ State University. The state-of-the-art kitchen complex was designed to enhance and extend our work in teaching, research and Extension.

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