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November 1, 2013

The Holiday Turkey

  The Holiday Turkey

Photographer: Annieseats

Cooking a holiday turkey for the first time is stressful. Many don’t know much about cooking such a big bird. Cooks want to know, “How long does it take to defrost? How long will it take to cook? Who can help me?” No cook wants to fail and disappoint friends and family. So for the past 32 years, worried cooks have called the women of the Butterball Turkey hotline. (Butterball is a famous brand of turkey.) But in 2013, for the first time men will also answer questions about how to prepare the perfect turkey.The hotline has 60 cooking experts. They attend Butterball University to learn all about cooking turkeys before they start work. Last year the women turkey experts answered 12,000 questions on Thanksgiving Day alone! And during that time, they noticed something. 1 out of every 4 calls was from a man. Clearly men were cooking turkeys, too. So this year male cooking experts are part of the Butterball hotline team.

1-800-BUTTERBALL is the famous turkey hotline number. The hotline is open during business hours in November and December. The women and men cooking experts will be busy; they are expecting nearly 1,000,000 callers this year.

Published November 2013

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