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Chefs Reveal Their 13 Secret Weapons for Amazing Thanksgivings

Make your Thanksgiving successful by using the ingredients, techniques, and tools that chefs swear by. Add some duck fat to the stuffing or put it under the skin of the turkey before cooking for extra flavor. An electric knife makes carving easy. A good meat thermometer takes the guesswork out of cooking meats. Porcini powder is a secret weapon to have in the pantry for a burst of umami enriching flavor. Nothing makes prep easier than a knife that's sharp and lightweight. You must have a good ratio of butter to potatoes in the mashed potatoes. Get the mashed potatoes silky-smooth with a food mill.

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