Talking Turkey, Fluently

The experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line are in full swing in their quest to help bring value to consumers’ tables with tips on how families can continue to celebrate Thanksgiving traditions for less.

Valuable information will be available in more ways than ever before, including on mobile phones, online and by calling 1-800-BUTTERBALL.

“We’ve been helping families celebrate memorable Thanksgivings for nearly 30 years, and this year we’ve come up with new ways that families can celebrate for less,” said Mary Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. “Whether it’s through Facebook, Twitter, or 1-800-BUTTERBALL, we’re ready to give Americans tips they need to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal, even when money is tight.”

Helpful ideas and time-honored turkey prep advice from the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts are available from a variety of sources for all Thanksgiving cooks this year – Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers and Matures (age 65+):

-Facebook & Twitter: Get Thanksgiving advice on the Butterball Facebook page at Throughout November Butterball bloggers will be hosting one hour chats on Facebook to answer pressing Thanksgiving-related questions. Consumers can also follow Butterball on Twitter for real-time tips and turkey prep info. Visit for expert turkey advice, savings, new recipes and more. In addition, five popular food and lifestyle bloggers representing the Millennial, Gen X and Baby Boomer generations will be posting their own recipe ideas and personal anecdotes on

-1-800-BUTTERBALL: Starting November 1, 2010, Turkey Talk-Line experts will be available to answer questions and help Thanksgiving cooks become pros in the kitchen..

As one of the first national, toll-free consumer help lines, the original Turkey Talk-Line staff of six home economists fielded questions from 11,000 turkey-troubled Americans during its first season in November 1981. On Thanksgiving Day, the small group took hundreds of calls – with only a rolodex of notes and their own knowledge to help them answer the nation's questions. Now, as the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line turns 30, professionally trained turkey experts assist more than 100,000 callers each year in the United States and Canada during the holiday season.

With 50+ staff members, the Turkey Talk-Line has the resources to answer questions from either English- or Spanish-speaking callers, as well as respond to questions via e-mail.