USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline


Food safety specialists can speak to everything from cooking times to temperatures to storing leftovers. Weekdays, 10 AM to 4 PM ET; Thanksgiving Day, 8 AM to 2 PM ET


800-4PERDUE (800-473-7383)

Staffers can answer questions about turkey from preparation tips to cooking guidelines. Or call anytime to hear recoreded messages answering the top turkey queries.
Weekdays, 9:30 AM to 6 PM ET; November 23, 9 AM to 9 PM ET; Thanksgiving Day, 7 AM to 3 PM ET; recorded messages 7 days a week, 24 hours.

ShopRite Chefs on Call


During Thanksgiving week, trained chefs take your questions about any recipe.
November 20-21, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM ET; November 22, 12 PM to 7:30 PM ET; November 23, 10 AM to 7:30 PM ET; Thanksgiving Day, 8 AM to 2 PM ET.

Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline


The Ocean Spray staffers won't just tell you how to get the cranberry out of the can (actual question), but also offer decorating tips, recipe help for every part of the meal and ideas for leftovers.
Weekdays, 9 AM to 4 PM ET; November 15 - 19, 9 AM to 5 PM ET; November 22-24, 9 AM to 5 PM ET; Thanksgiving Day, 9 AM to 3 PM ET.

Crisco Pie Hotline


The Crisco Pie Pros answer questions about storage, freezing and how to avoid soggy crusts.
November 14-23, 8 AM to 8 PM ET.

Betty Crocker

888-ASKBETTY (888-275-2388)

Ask Betty staffers will answer any questions about baking, from what recipes are suitable to make ahead to how to line a pan before baking.
Weekdays, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM CT, excluding Thanksgiving Day.