Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line again set to save panicked cooks

Posted on Wed Nov 25 2009

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We were watching CNBC's Squawk Box at the gym today when co-anchor Joe Kernen started talking about turkey-making tips all of a sudden. Granted, it's Thanksgiving tomorrow, but what's the co-anchor of a major morning business-news show doing talking about turkey? Butterball, it turns out, will operate its Turkey Talk-Line at 1-800-BUTTERBALL for the 29th straight year to educate panicked home cooks on turkey do's and don'ts going into the festivities tomorrow. Some tips: The suggested serving size is one pound and a half pounds per person (allowing for leftovers). Unstuffed turkeys should be cooked at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for three to four hours, and four to six hours for stuffed birds. Butterball is also answering consumers' call for help via its Facebook page. We're on a last-minute cooking streak ourselves, so this will come in handy!

—Posted by Elaine Wong

PETA wishes you an uncomfortable, guilt-ridden Thanksgiving

Posted on Wed Nov 25 2009

Leave to PETA to be a buzzkill during Thanksgiving. When most Americans are looking forward to some downtime, a bit of football and, of course, turkey, PETA has released a "banned by NBC" ad showing a little girl saying grace before the Thanksgiving feast. According to PETA, she "tells it like it is," which translates thusly: "Dear God, thank you for the turkey we're about to eat, and for the turkey farms, where they pack them into tiny dark little sheds for their whole lives. Thank you for when they burn their feathers off when they're still alive or when the turkey gets killed by people who think it's fun to stomp on their little turkey heads. And special thanks for all the chemicals and dirt and poop that's in the turkey we're about to eat." Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

—Posted by Todd Wasserman


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