To brine or not to brine your Thanksgiving turkey

The time has come to start planning your Thanksgiving menu, and you might be asking yourself one important question about your turkey: To brine or not to brine?

Rach says that you should always brine, click here to find out why and learn a no-fail brining recipe. Meanwhile, Chef Ryan Scott hit the streets of New York to ask New Yorkers their take, and offered a taste test to see if people preferred brined or un-brined turkey.

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But let's back up a minute – you might be wondering, what is brine? Rach explains, "Brining is when you put your turkey into a salt and sugar solution for a day or two (or more, even in some cases) before you cook it." The idea is that by brining, you're going to infuse a lot of extra moisture and flavor into your bird.

So what did the people think of Ryan's brined vs. unbrined turkey? Their answers might surprise you. Also check out which celeb Ryan ran into – completely coincidentally – on the streets of New York!

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