I’m a Thanksgiving traditionalist. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. I endorse the classic harvest feast of roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce. I’m also an advocate of a fresh-killed bird. Turkeys that live into the cooler fall weather are firmer and more flavorful. Frozen turkeys start out flabby, then lose whatever tone they had when they’re defrosted. You could be getting a turkey that was stored in a commercial freezer for a year. Frozen birds look good because they’re corseted by plastic wrap into a shape they just don’t have. That basting “butter” injected into the turkeys is actually vegetable oil. Add to this the inevitable water loss from defrosting, and you have a tasteless, dried-out end product. Fresh turkey is the only way to go…and they’re not that much more expensive. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART-fine small appliances and cookware. Visit CUISINART.COM. This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute, visit our website at bluelifestyle.com.