About Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin was a chef and food writer who regularly contributed to Bon Appétit and Food & Wine, among other publications. He was also a prolific cookbook author with more than two dozen titles to his name, including The Silver Palate Cookbook, The Southwestern Grill, and Williams-Sonoma Collection: Thanksgiving.

A classic roast turkey on a platter with pieces of apple and rosemary sprigs tucked around it.

Classic Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy

We know, we know. There’ve been other recipes that promise you a “classic” roast turkey. But we really mean it. We doubt Martha could do it any better herself.