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After reading Serious Eats blogger Erin Zimmer‘s latchkey-kid Thanksgiving piece in the Post this morning (note the gratuitous Amanda Hess sighting in the accompanying picture), I was reminded of the fact that at least two generations have probably passed into adulthood without learning how to carve a turkey. I include myself in that knife-deprived crew.

Which is why I want to direct your attention to this terrific New York Times video in which butcher Ray Venezia of New York’s Fairway Market provides an easy step-by-step process for carving the Thanksgiving turkey. His technique is simple, and it makes for a beautiful plate of turkey meat, assuming, of course, you like that stuff to begin with.

Image by Bucklava via flickr.