Thanksgiving Hotline Provides Easy Access to Julia Child, Michael Lomonaco, Jasper White, and Other Luminaries
New York, NY (November 9, 2000) --- Tense about Thanksgiving? If you're tired of dry turkey and looking for alternatives to the "same-old, same-old dishes," why not ask Julia Child for her advice? Epicurious.com is making fantasy a reality this holiday season through their Thanksgiving Hotline. From Wednesday, November 8 until Thanksgiving day, one of 12 leading chefs and cookbook authors...including Julia Child...will be available on-line at Epicurious.com to help with your cooking quandaries and answer any questions you have from the best way to baste to the secret to light, airy biscuits.
Each day the forum will display all questions asked and their answers. Sign up to have Epicurious.com deliver a reminder of which celebrity chef is featured on the hotline. Simply log on, ask your questions, and in less time than it takes to bake the biscuits, you'll have personalized cooking counsel from Chris Schlesinger chef/owner of the East Coast Grill, How to Cook Everything author Mark Bittman, or Window's on the World chef Michael Lomonaco, to name just a few.
"Keep it fresh and simple - that's the key to throwing a great Thanksgiving celebration. All you need to do is plan ahead," said Lomonaco. "First off, take a deep breath and figure out what it is you want to serve. With more than 11,000 tried and true recipes, in its database, Epicurious.com is a great place to start."
Don't want to start from scratch in planning the meal? Epicurious.com offers five regional Thanksgiving menus created by five of the participating world-class chefs. Nathalie Dupree serves up such southern specialties as a Southern Oyster Casserole and Sweet Potato and Turnip Gratin, while New England stalwart Jasper White recommends such traditional favorites as Chunk Lobster Stew with Tomalley Croutons and a Country Sausage and Sage Dressing. Each menu has a complete game plan and shopping checklist which means less time spent in the kitchen and more time enjoying the holiday.
"We understand that preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful even for the most experienced chef," said Elizabeth Shepard, Editor in Chief of Epicurious.com. "The Thanksgiving Hotline is providing professional relief to our users and helping them every step of the way - personal access to 12 of the world's leading chefs is a dream come true for home chefs!"
Epicurious.com doesn't stop there. Want to save time and trips to the market? Check out more than 815 Dean & Deluca specialty items available directly from Epicurious.com. From whole Allspice to a complete apple pie kit, Epicurious.com is a great resource for those hard-to-find gourmet ingredients, which is certain to make shopping and preparing your Thanksgiving feast a cinch.
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