Hi-We are really new to LA-live on the westside and we have a bunch of friends flying in from out of town for Thanksgiving. I am looking for the best place to buy my turkey-in Seattle I always ordered it from a speciality poulty/meats place and am wondering about similar places here-I notice a few places in the Farmers Market-which I haven't even visited yet.......also I thought I would check out Whole Foods. Also, the recipe I have is really great-from a group of California chefs and requires soaking the turkey in a brine for 24 hours-so I am also looking for a source for good spices-loose by weight rather than prepackaged-things like juniper berries-all the places I know of around here are mostly sold in jars-is there a good spice shop in the market again or anywhere between hollywood and Santa Monica area??
thanks for the help