In the November 20, 2023 episode of Let’s Talk Greene County, ISU Extension Human Science Food and Health Specialist, Tom Keinert, shared his expert insights on thawing and cooking a turkey for the Thanksgiving Day meal. The first part of a two-part series, Keinert provided practical guidance and advice on food safety, proper thawing methods, and using timers when cooking multiple dishes simultaneously.
Throughout the episode, Keinert emphasized the importance of food safety and proper preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday meal. He offered valuable tips on how to properly thaw a turkey, including using the refrigerator or cold water method to avoid bacterial growth. Additionally, he discussed the use of timers for different foods being cooked in the kitchen ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
Whether you are an experienced chef or new to cooking large holiday meals, this episode offers valuable information and practical guidance to help you prepare a delicious and safe Thanksgiving feast. Stay tuned for part two of the series where Keinert will continue to share his expertise on holiday meal preparation.