Turkey Or Bust: Chefs Reveal Their Thanksgiving Dealbreakers

Not everyone is in agreement as to what dishes make a great Thanksgiving dinner. McSweeney’s may make a great case for “Chinese Turkey,” and David Chang can’t stand turkey, period. And no one can really agree upon what the best kind of stuffing is, or which pie really rules all. But hey, isn’t the best part of Thanksgiving is the part where you make your own traditions?

We dug around and asked some of our favorite chefs what their Thanksgiving dealbreakers were — which dishes must be served, which rules could not be broken — and here’s what they told us. In short: don’t feel so bad about your Stouffer’s stuffing, it happens.

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Note: This story has been updated from 2013.

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