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Talking Turkey with the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line and cookbook author Frankie Gaw

Advice on how to prepare a fantastic holiday meal for the whole family.


Turkey Recipe


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For many, there's no Thanksgiving dinner without that traditional turkey as the centerpiece of the dinner table. However, making that holiday bird can also be a tedious and stressful process.

We talk with the supervisor of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line who shares helpful tips for cooking up the perfect Thanksgiving turkeys. Plus, she shares advice on how to avoid common mistakes when roasting, grilling, or frying your bird.

For the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, call 1-800-BUTTERBALL or text 844-877-3456 to talk with turkey experts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We also talk with a food author and founder of the food blog "Little Fat Boy" who shares some non-traditional Thanksgiving recipes and alternatives to a traditional turkey dinner.



Barbara Robinson

  • Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Supervisor

Frankie Gaw

  • Author, "First Generation: Recipes From My Taiwanese American Home"
  • Founder of the food blog, "Little Fat Boy"

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