Turkey producer Butterball says it will have 55 experts to field an estimated 12,000 calls Thanksgiving Day on its annual live Turkey Talk-Line.
The hot line functions year-round, mainly as an automated tip line. But around the holidays, the phones are manned by trained professionals with degrees in nutrition, food science or home economics. And they're backed up by thick binders covering everything from thawing to cooking times.
Some of the tips, based on previous calls: Don't thaw a turkey in the bathtub while washing the kids and don't use the oven's clean setting to rush cooking. (yes these were real questions!)
You can call the Turkey Talk hot line at 1(800) 288-8372.