Turkey Confidential: LIVE Thanksgiving Kitchen Triage on The Splendid Table

Contact: Jackie Cartier
American Public Media
651 290-1113

Turkey Confidential: LIVE Thanksgiving Kitchen Triage on The Splendid Table

11am – 1pm ET Thanksgiving Day, Call 1-800-537-5252 or visit www.splendidtable.org

St. Paul, Minnesota (November 14, 2011) – What could be better on the most food intensive day of the year that having your own personal coach answering questions, helping you speed things along, and offering encouragement and advice when your [fill in the blank] (turkey burns, gravy clumps, unexpected vegan friends show up)?

Enter Turkey Confidential from American Public Media’s The Splendid Table; a live public radio show offering cooks an open line to food expert and host Lynne Rossetto Kasper. A wildly popular tradition in kitchens across the nation, Kasper plays “turkey triage” by answering calls, emails, tweets, and the occasional cry for help LIVE on Thanksgiving morning from 11am ET – 1pm ET.

Now in its seventh year, Lynne will host the Turkey Confidential two-hour show with a distinguished guest list including: Jacques Pepin, legendary chef, author and former personal cook to Charles de Gaulle; A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor; road food warriors Jane and Michael Stern and Gilt Taste editorial advisor and former Gourmet Magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl. Combined, the guests offer an impressive culinary and literary background to help any cook through Thanksgiving trials and tribulations.

New this year, The Turkey Confidential infographic is your guide to navigating the complexity of planning your Thanksgiving meal – from ordering the turkey, to pre-making the sides, to eventually setting the table. The infographic contains guidance on the differences between turkeys, how big a bird to get, options for vegetarian and vegan meals, and when to surrender and order in. Print it out, stick it on the fridge, and know that you’re in control of your Thanksgiving meal. Copy the embed code below.

Visitors to www.splendidtable.org will be inspired by The Splendid Table’s full course menus, including vegetarian and vegan options, sides, salads and desserts. Aside from recipes, Lynne also offers tips on her favorite shortcuts, tools and ideas for using leftovers. Also, on Twitter, an automated LynneBot responds to whatever questions you have as you prepare your Thanksgiving meal. Is the turkey done ahead of schedule? Don’t have enough stuffing? Forgot about the vegan that’s coming? Tweet your questions to @LynneBot and robotic Lynne will help you save the day.

Produced and distributed by American Public Media in St. Paul, Minnesota, The Splendid Table, the show for people who love to eat, is a culinary, culture and lifestyle program that celebrates the intersection of food and life and heard on over 300 stations nationwide. Check your local station listings here.

For more information or to interview Lynne or the team, email Jackie Cartier at jcartier@americanpublicmedia.org or call 651-290-1113.

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