Trained cooking aides, online information, and hotline recordings are available to answer queries and help resolve problems that arise during Thanksgiving meal preparation.

Butterball Turkey Talk Line: 800-288-8372. Experts answer live questions during November and December on

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: 888-674-6854. Food specialists address questions of food prep and safety, or go to

Thanksgiving cooking guide: Online at