On November 20, 2023, the Let’s Talk Greene County episode featured ISU Extension Human Science Food and Health Specialist, Tom Keinert. In a two-part series, he offered valuable insights about thawing and properly cooking a turkey. Keinert shared expert advice and tips to ensure that listeners could prepare their holiday meals safely and efficiently.
In part one of the series, Keinert discussed the importance of food safety when preparing a Thanksgiving meal. He emphasized the need for proper thawing methods to avoid foodborne illnesses such as salmonella. He also talked about using timers for different foods being cooked in the kitchen ahead of Thanksgiving Day meal to ensure that all dishes were cooked through.
Keinert’s expertise on holiday meal preparation was highly valuable to both seasoned chefs and new cooks alike. Whether you are preparing a traditional roast turkey or trying something new like smoked ham, this episode provided practical guidance on how to cook each dish safely and efficiently.
Stay tuned for part two of the series where Keinert will continue to share his expertise on holiday meal preparation. With his valuable insights and practical tips, you’ll be able to prepare a delicious and safe Thanksgiving feast for your family and friends to enjoy.