Cooking the perfect turkey is an art. Ask anyone who has had a dry turkey! The secret is in the brine, baby! I learned all about brining from Alton Brown. I'm a big fan of Alton Brown. He is the host of Food Network's Good Eats. The show explores the science of cooking with a very fun and often silly flare. He has a great episode on cooking the perfect turkey. I followed his recipe to the letter last year and it was the BEST TURKEY we ever had! This year I'm only cooking the breast but I am still brining. The brine insures a juicy turkey. You can see Alton's recipe here. You can also check YouTube for the Alton Brown brining video!
Salt, spices and an iPad help me make the perfect turkey.