By Sydney Mondry
Updated Nov 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am
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For centuries, the act of carving a turkey has intimidated Thanksgiving pros and novices alike. After all, with the bird as the main attraction of the holiday, the stakes are incredibly high—so high that people dish out extra cash for an electric carver. But Robby Melvin, the Test Kitchen Director of Southern Living, squelches the stress with his fast and easy technique (sans fancy equipment). Watch below for instructions.