When Stuffing Becomes Dressing

Michael Ruhlman describes his personal journey:

“I stopped stuffing our Thanksgiving turkey reluctantly, as the stuffing was always my favorite part of the meal when Grandma Spamer made it. But my goal became a perfectly cooked bird, and you can’t cook a turkey perfectly if it’s stuffed. So now I make what we must refer to as dressing, no matter what Mario says (‘That’s what you put on a salad.’). Dressing denotes that it’s stuffing cooked in a pan.”