Instead of some elaborate feature on how to cook a turkey, we sought out Charlie Palmer, the award-winning chef and owner of New York's Aureole, for tips on the most important dish you'll fix this Thanksgiving—the leftovers.
"There are plenty of ways your Thanksgiving bird can contribute to post-holiday meals if you know what to do with the leftovers: as little as possible. Elaborate recipes designed to disguise the meat are never any good. Whether as a late night snack or for the game, you can't beat this sandwich. Liberating turkey from traditional accompaniments and pairing it with fresh flavors keeps it tasting less like leftovers and more like something you'd actually order. And what's more, the smaller slices of turkey nobody wants are perfect for this California club."