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Thanksgiving Treats from Aspen Public Radio!

Nov 21, 2014

Join us for great Thanksgiving Day shows to help feed your family and your mind!

From helpful cooking tips to fascinating history - don't miss this line up of shows on Aspen Public Radio!

The Splendid Table’s “Turkey Confidential”

Thursday, November 27th from 9am-11am

On Thursday, November 27, help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table®, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program. Quickly becoming a Thanksgiving morning tradition, past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed. Lynne handles all questions with wit, expertise and laughter.

America’s Test Kitchen “True Stories from the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line”

Thursday, November 27th from 11am to 12noon

This week, we chat with the turkey experts who man Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line, providing answers to more than 100,000 holiday cooking questions each November and December. We’ll put roasting pans through their paces with gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste store-bought shortcuts to find out which ones to avoid and which ones will get Thanksgiving dinner on the table quicker. Wine expert Stephen Meuse investigates whether wine has gender, and then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the perfect sweet potato pie.

BackStory “American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving”

Thursday, November 27th from 3-4pm

When we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, we think we know what we're commemorating. But if an actual Pilgrim were to attend your holiday celebration, chances are he'd be stunned (and a little disgusted) by what he saw. In this classic episode of BackStory, Peter, Ed, and Brian search for the true roots of Thanksgiving, and find them not in the 17th but the 19th century. And with help from legendary Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Roger Staubach, they explore the connection between Thanksgiving and football.