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Honey and Rosemary Brined Turkey with Herb Riesling Gravy

By Mara Fleishman, November 10, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Want to learn the secret to roasting a succulent, show-stopping turkey? Tune in to this week’s Secret Ingredient as our host Charlotte shares her tips for making a honey and rosemary brine, roasting a turkey to golden perfection and whipping up an easy Riesling and herb gravy. Plus, you’ll discover why choosing the right turkey—free-range or organic—makes a big difference in flavor, texture and juiciness and is the secret ingredient for a successful Thanksgiving feast.




Candes says ...
My mouth is watering already. This sounds like a delicious recipe. Hadn't thought of adding apples. I'm definitely going to try that.
11/10/2008 10:58:13 AM CST
CR says ...
info request-curious about turkey weight for 10 people with extremely healthy appetites and a bit of leftovers
11/10/2008 6:42:11 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
@CR For turkey serving estimates, check out our Servings Calculator: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/holidays/entertaining/calculator.php
11/11/2008 10:07:52 AM CST
Penny Pincher says ...
We couldn't wait until Thanksgiving. I highly reccommend this recipe for a random Wednesday night! Wow!
11/13/2008 1:31:40 PM CST
Simply Stated says ...
This is a nice presentation, however, I just have one suggestion for your consideration. The animated lower thirds titling is very distracting throughout the presentation, because it appears and fades away continuously while the talent is making key points. My suggestion is that the lower thirds title area be on-screen during the entire presentation while the content (itself) updates as the talent goes along - perhaps you should utilize a nice dissolve transition. Otherwise, I truly enjoy the concepts and overall vision of Whole Foods Market and my comment is posted with good intentions. Keep up the excellent work!
11/18/2008 2:44:45 PM CST
fleishmanm says ...
Simply Stated, thank you so much for your feedback on the Secret Ingredient production. We have tried inserting the ingredients into the podcast a few different ways over the last couple of years. It has always been a little bit of a distraction but I think your suggestion is a great one. I will talk to our production team and we will test that direction and see how it works. Again thank you for your input, we really look at our customers as our partners and appreciate all the feedback we can get.
11/19/2008 11:25:36 AM CST
Amy, Personal Training Austin says ...
This recipe sounds fabulous. I didn't get to cook a turkey this holiday, so will try this one soon. I was drawn to the ingedients: honey, brine and rosemary..can't wait to try it.
01/01/2009 9:30:13 AM CST
Gloria Gonzalez says ...
I am definetly going to use this recipe this year. It seems delicious and superseeds the one I use every year!. My family will be so glad and happy for the great improvement. Thanks!
11/20/2012 11:10:25 AM CST
Jessica cella says ...
I have used this recipe for 3 years and it is AWESOME! Very easy too. I have used the brine and without and don't see a huge difference so I now skip it. Thank you for this amazing recipe that I have passed on to many people.
11/25/2014 2:34:47 PM CST