At Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, help is just a click or phone call away. Here are hotline numbers and websites to help get your bird on the table:
www.butterball.com or 800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372). Lines are open today until 8 p.m. PST; on Thanksgiving, help will be available starting at 4 a.m. PST until 4 p.m.
www.honeysucklewhite.com or 800-810-6325 for pre-recorded info; at 800-532-5756 to speak with a consumer specialist. Live help is not available on Thanksgiving Day.
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: Call 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854).
The Sacramento Bee's website features two dozen how-to videos that can provide answers to an assortment of culinary conundrums that may arise, including how to carve a turkey or create the perfect caramel truffle. Go to www.sacbee.com/foodwine to check out what we've got cookin'.
Read more here: Turkey 411: All the basics for cooking your Thanksgiving bird.