COOKING VIDEO: How To Brine A Turkey

  Have you decided yet how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey? The biggest problem people cite is that the white meat comes out too dry (hence, the need for gravy to moisten it). Different techniques are used by skilled cooks to ensure a moist bird—from bacon under the skin to brushing with butter to injecting…
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COOKING VIDEO: Turkey Salad With Celery Root & Apple Recipe

  It finally feels like fall: our local farmers market is full of our favorite Honeycrisp apples. For a dynamic duo of flavor and crunch, pair crunchy apples with crunchy celery root, also known as celeriac (and céleri in French). Celery root, a relative of celery, is a root vegetable. Leafy stalks somewhat like celery…
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COOKING TIPS: The Butterball Hotline (1.800.288.8372) & Turkey-Carving Video

Don’t thaw in the bathtub while bathing the kids. For 10 months a year, the Butterball Hotline is an automated tip line. But for almost 30 years, live operators take over during peak turkey season, November and December, and a tidal wave of people (last year, around 100,000) phone for their advice. If we may…
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TIPS: How Do You Properly Cook A Turkey?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 80% of foodborne illnesses are linked to meat and poultry. Since we want to give thanks for our health, NSF International, a public health and safety organization, has provided food safety tips to help you properly thaw, cook and store your holiday turkey. We’ve combined them along with…
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