How to Carve a Turkey

, How to Carve a Turkey, The Today News New York
, How to Carve a Turkey, The Today News New York

In 2007, The Times asked Ray Venezia, a butcher and then the head of the meat department at Fairway Market, to demonstrate how to carve a Thanksgiving turkey.

Readers who watched the video before carving their own birds have sworn by his method — removing the legs and thighs whole, followed by the breasts, and then slicing them (not too thin) to serve.

Here, Mr. Venezia presents an updated take on the technique.