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Top Thanksgiving recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

November 2, 2009 | 12:56 pm

Do you really want to experiment on Thanksgiving, and try a recipe that you pulled from who-knows-where in the hopes that it may work out? Are you willing to gamble that maybe it won't?

Didn't think so.

Take a spin through the L.A. Times Test Kitchen's favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes here at latimes.com/Thanksgiving -- and keep checking back. We're adding more recipes every day, and we'll highlight them here at the Daily Dish. And you can rest assured: All of these recipes have been tested, perfected and retested once again before they receive the stamp of approval from the Test Kitchen.

We'll kick off a recipe-a-day-countdown to Thanksgiving with a turkey recipe that has become one of our most popular. As Times Food Editor Russ Parsons explains in this story, the recipe is really more of a technique. It's been a bona fide hit with readers, who rave about it both because it makes the moistest, most flavorful turkey ever ... and it doesn't hurt that it's incredibly easy. Since we get so many letters and e-mails each year asking us to reprint it, we figured it would be the perfect place to start.

So here it is: Roast Salted Turkey.

And even if you have no plans to cook this holiday season, you must check out this photo gallery showing off the work of L.A. Times photographers who painstakingly photograph the holiday's best dishes.

-- Rene Lynch

Photo: Los Angeles Times