Genetically Modified Food: Cooking Light: My Gene-Free Thanksgiving

Mitt Matt makes great turkey!" My three-year-old nephew Jonny, who came up with this nickname himself, really dug my Thanksgiving dinner last year. And I can't say I blame him. My spread pretty much rocked. Based on solid recipes and a lot of improvising (especially an aggressive basting regimen that made me feel as if I were on E.R.), I wound up with a boffo 18-lb. bird, two types of potatoes, assorted pies and dressings, and some great wines.

This year, with the debate warming up over genetically engineered food, I thought I'd at least explore making my family a turkey...

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