Chef Marcus Samuelsson Answers My Question on a Video!

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Award-winning Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author, and recent Top Chef Masters’ Winner Marcus Samuelsson recently teamed up with Kraft Foods to launch an exclusive recipe collection for Kraft Foods iPad app. Big Fork Little Fork.  The iPad app. is a great resource for parents to help raise their kids to appreciate food by involving them in food preparation and to make smart eating choices.

Right before Thanksgiving, Kraft Foods asked if I’d like to submit a holiday cooking question to Chef Marcus and he would answer it on a video!  Are you kidding me?  You don’t have to ask me twice!

My question was about stuffing my turkey.  My relatives always stuffed their turkeys and we’ve always been happy with it.  But I’ve always heard people say not to over stuff it or that it’s best to cook your stuffing separately.  So here’s what I asked Chef Marcus.

Question: I usually cook a large turkey (about 25 – 26 lbs.) and stuff it with bread stuffing.  I have always heard that you should not “over stuff it.”  Do you have any advice about stuffing the turkey?

Check out his answer!



Thanks for taking the time to answer my question Chef!  I might cook a smaller turkey around Christmas time and try it your way!  Happy Holidays to you!

So now I have a question for my readers…do you stuff your turkey or heat up the stuffing/dressing by itself? I make a lot of stuffing so I do both. I noticed on the Throw Down With Bobby Flay and Ree Drummond, neither one stuffed their turkeys. Did you catch that show on the Food Network?

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