This Thanksgiving, it's on like Donkey Kong: For the first time, I'm preparing the holiday dinner for my fiance and I. I'm not sure whether I'm scared or excited, but at the very least, Butterball has my back, thanks to their Turkey Talk-Line. If you're having some pre-Thanksgiving anxiety and want to know how to call the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line for all your emergency turkey questions, I've got just what you need.
In case you've never heard of it before, it turns out the Turkey-Talk line goes back a long way: In 1981, the hotline consisted of just six people working the phones, hustling to answer as many as 11,000 questions that year, according to Butterball. Fast forward more than 30 years, and the team has grown to over 50 professionally trained experts who answer more than 100,000 turkey questions for home cooks across the United States and Canada during the months of November and December (because apparently we're all just as clueless in the kitchen during the December holidays as we are at Thanksgiving).
Believe me when I tell you that no question is too silly for the Butterball gang — they've heard it all, from one caller who thought her turkey had come with no breast meat (it was on the table upside down) to another caller who cleaned her turkey with dish soap, according to Delish. Luckily, the pros at Butterball don't judge.
This has me curious if I can request an expert to just come to my house and cook the turkey for me. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
In any event, the Turkey Talk-Line has expanded immensely across the decades, adding Spanish-speaking turkey experts to the team, as well as their first male member (because contrary to some unfortunate and unfair societal expectations, women are not the only ones capable of making their way around the kitchen). They've jumped on the social media bandwagon and now connect to inquisitive cooks in need through a variety of platforms. If you want to speak with them, you can reach out via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, in addition to their phone line (1-800-288-8372), text (844-877-3456), live chat, and contact form. They even have a YouTube channel.