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If You Must Fry A Turkey, Listen To William Shatner First

For those who absolutely must cook their birds in hot oil, there are plenty of safety videos showing how to do it. Among the most entertaining is Shatner's rap.

Sandwich Monday: Oprah's 'Love Sandwich'

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the "Love Sandwich," inspired by a sandwich Oprah makes for Stedman. Will it be one of our Favorite Things?

An Omnivore's Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?

Making your own cheese and yogurt is all the rage these days. Now a scientist has taken the DIY craze to an entirely new level. She and an artist have made cheeses using the microcritters on their own skin, as well as those from famous folks. The curds are on display at a museum.
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The Splendid Table: Turkey Confidential

Turkey Confidential is our annual live call-in show, designed to bail you out of any last-minute kitchen emergencies and provide a backdrop as you and your family prepare for the big day. We'll be on the air Thanksgiving morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


How Johnnie Walker Is Chasing The World's Middle Class

The Scotch whisky is the ninth best-selling brand of distilled spirit in the world. Journalist Afshin Molavi says it has grown globally by appealing to the expanding middle classes in places like Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and India.

Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar's 'Land Grab'

The anti-poverty group Oxfam is asking Pepsi's shareholders to approve a resolution that, if passed, would force the company to disclose its sugar suppliers and investigate whether those suppliers are implicated in "land grabs" that unfairly take land from the poor.
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America's Test Kitchen Thanksgiving Special

This time on America's Test Kitchen, we talk to the experts to investigate the true beginning of Thanksgiving and answer the top 10 Thanksgiving day questions, from stuffing to brining to perfect piecrust.

Why Turkey Prices Fall At Thanksgiving

Many Americans will be heading to the grocery store this week looking for the same thing: a turkey. Economics 101 says that when demand goes up, price goes up with it, but turkey prices don't seem to follow that rule. Host Scott Simon talks with New York Times reporter Catherine Rampell about this economic mystery.

Time To Mix Up The Manischewitz Turkey Brine For Thanksgivukkah

Jewish foodies say the flavors of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are a culinary match made in heaven. And this Thanksgivukkah feast is especially sweet because it may not happen again for 80,000 years.

Ancient Wine Bar? Giant Jugs Of Vino Unearthed In 3,700-Year-Old Cellar

Archaeologists have discovered the oldest wine cellar known, and the personal stash was massive: It once stored more than 500 gallons of vino. But these Bronze Age winemakers weren't just fermenting plain-old wine. They also got creative, infusing it with herbs and spices.