No matter how you cook it, a brine will make it better

I got inspired by Joanne’s post and (as I never cooked a whole turkey before) have decided to Google recipes and advices on how to present THE PERFECT TURKEY for my Thanksgiving dinner (I have invited friends I haven’t seen for AGES).

I have learnt that brining adds moisture and flavor to poultry and helps to keep it from drying out.  We all know that  turkey can be a serious investment in time (and money, in this time and age) so I want to make sure it is perfect, especially as I am seeing old-time friends.

I am committed at following the advices of Derrick Riches  in his post on About.com