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Monday, November 24, 2008

Hot lines & web sites that can help for Thanksgiving

For poultry and meat prep and food safety:
*U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline:
1-888-674-6854 or www.fsis.usda.gov . Food-safety specialists answer calls 10am-4pm weekdays year-round--except Thanksgiving day, when hours are 8am-2pm..The web site has a 24 hour automated response system; recorded information is available 24 hours a day..Service also available in Spanish

And some food companies:
*Butterball Turkey Talkline:1-800-288-8372 or butterball.com .Home economists and nutritionists answer questions in English and Spanish 7am to 7pm today through Wednesday, 5am
to 5pm Thanksgiving day..
*Crisco Pie hot line:1-877-267-7438 or crisco.com.. Baking experts answer questions about pie-making 6am-6pm through Dec.23.. Closes Thanksgiving Day...
*King Artur Flour Co. Bakers Hot line: 1-802-649-3717. Baking experts answer questions
6am-7pm weekdays and 7am -7pm weekends through December..Closed Thanksgiving.
E-mail questions to bakers@kingarthurflour.com or visit online.
*Perdue consumer hot line: 1-800-473-7383 or perdue.com..Representatives answer,cooking and other questions about poultry..7:30am-4pm tuesday.:7am-7pm wednesday:6am-1pm. Thanksgiving Day..
More help online:
*eatturkey.com:The national Turkey Federation offers recipes and cooking tips.
*epicurious.com: Recipes and articles from Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.
*foodnetwork.com: The cable food network site has tips, recipes and videos from their lineup of celebrity chefs.
*kraftfoods.com:The food compaany`s web site offers recipes,cooking tips and holiday entertaining guide.
*landolakes.com:Land O`Lakes offers tips,techniques and recipes for the feast.
*recipezaar.com: Site where readers share recipes has plenty of those, and tips too.

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