Science comes to the rescue when cooking turkey this year

When cooking a turkey this Thanksgiving, it is helpful to follow the science, according to a recent NPR report.

First, study the turkey’s anatomy from its leg to its breast, explained Kenji López-Alt, a New York Times food columnist and author of “The Food Lab.”

Thanksgiving turkey with side items.  

Thanksgiving turkey with side items.  

The author noted because the white breast meat needs to be cooked at 150 degrees Fahrenheit, but the dark leg and thigh meat should reach least 165 degrees (ideally 175 degrees), by the time the legs are the correct temperature, the breast is overcooked.

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Understanding how the turkeys use their different muscle groups helps bakers to not overcook them: The white breast meat is made up of fast-twitch muscles, which are activated only in short bursts of exertion.

“Those types of muscles are generally low in connective tissue, low in fat

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Dominican street food stand Picadera is going strong after a year at North Texas brewery pop-ups

Much like other pop-ups by young entrepreneurs finding success in Dallas, Michael Tavarez’s Picadera — a Dominican street food concept — all began by consulting his mother for recipes when he became homesick for food.

After moving from Queens, New York to Dallas in 2016 for his residential solar panel business, Tavarez saw a profusion of tacos, barbecue and Tex-Mex, but a deficiency of bagels, halal trucks, and New York-style pizzerias.

The food he most keenly missed, though — aside from his mother’s cooking, of course — were sandwiches and other handheld snacks from the Dominican corner stores, or bodegas, in which he grew up working. His family owns a chain of such markets, called Fine Fare Supermarkets, scattered throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx, and his connection to the Dominican Republic actually run even deeper: His cousin, Luis Abinader, is the Caribbean nation’s current president, he says.

Since

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