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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

The National Turkey Federation recommends roasting a turkey in a 325 degrees F oven until a meat thermometer indicates the internal temperature registers 180 degrees F in the thigh and 170 degrees F in the breast. Pop-up timers are helpful as a preliminary step in judging the correct temperature, but a meat thermometer is the best final authority to determine doneness.

A shallow roasting pan should be used so oven air can flow completely around the turkey. Pans with sides higher than 1 inch will shield the thickest part of the turkey thighs from the heat, and the thighs will not...

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

Turkey has long been a holiday tradition; in fact, 95 percent of those surveyed by the National Turkey Federation (NTF) reported eating turkey last Thanksgiving. While most Americans preparing Thanksgiving dinner roasted their turkeys (94 percent), interest and experimentation in non-traditional methods of turkey preparation, such as deep-frying, brining, smoking and grilling, are gaining in popularity. Surprise your family and friends with a new spin on this old favorite.

It's simple to be creative when you cook with turkey because it's easily seasoned and complements any dish on...

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 - 19:03

Entertaining preparation can be stressful when coupled with the normal everyday rush. Cut down on the stress by serving your guests an assortment of quick-to-prepare, filling appetizers instead of a sit-down dinner or full-scale buffet.

Various appetizers eaten as a meal are also known as tapas, and range in size and simplicity from dips and finger sandwiches to stromboli and tapenades. Many tapas can be assembled and prepared in advance. Another advantage is that you don't need to serve them in a formal table-setting -- simply place these appetizers in different locations...

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Monday, October 1, 2001 - 20:03

I'll Take Turkey for 2001, Alex.

Abraham Lincoln.
What U.S. President proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday?

95 percent.
What percentage of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving?

Minnesota.
What state produces the most turkey?

June.
What is National Turkey Lovers Month?

Sandwich, Soup, Casserole, Stir-Fry, Salad.
What are the top five ways people enjoy leftover Thanksgiving turkey?

180° F.
What temperature should the thermometer in a turkey's thigh...

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Friday, June 1, 2001 - 20:03

 

CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt
Director of Public Relations
202-898-0100 x233
E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

 

After a day filled with work at the office or at home, today's consumers are more and more frequently demanding convenient and easy-to-prepare foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Recognizing that consumers' needs are always changing, the turkey industry offers a wide variety of cuts and products specifically designed for consumers'...

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