THANKSGIVING TURKEY: #FNIchat (Foodies’ Night In) 11.12.12
It’s time to talk TURKEY, hungry friends. Let’s DO THIS! Meet all of your favorite foodies at the butcher block of the Twitterverse, #FNIchat, today at 4EST. We’ll cover everything it takes to turn Thanksgiving into a holiday your family will gobble and gush about for the rest of the year. Come ready to talk brining, basting, and breaking down the bird.
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What: #FNIchat (Foodies’ Night In) Twitter party
When: Monday, November 12th, 4-5:30 EST
Where: On Twitter (or through this custom tweetgrid) with hashtag #FNIchat
Topic: THANKSGIVING TURKEY
Who: @cookingwcaitlin, @foodiesnitein, @cozifamily, and YOU!!
Spread the Good Word
Pass along the party scoop with the following tweet:
Turkey Talk — the light and the dark! THANKSGIVING TURKEY #FNIchat w/ @cookingwcaitlin @foodiesnitein TODAY 4-5:30EST: http://bit.ly/Rx9BKb.
How Foodies’ Night In Works:.
Late Monday afternoons (4-6pm eastern to be exact) we meet through Twitter. Using the hashtag #FNIchat we greet each other at the virtual door, and get cozy to talk about whatever food-related topic we are featuring that day. Typically the topic will be determined by the weekly sponsor of #FNIchat. We, at Cooking with Caitlin, compile at least ten questions that serve as the framework of the conversation over the two hours of #FNIchat. Then, the hosts throw out each question at pre-determined times throughout #FNIchat. We hope that YOU will join in the fun-filled foodie conversation and share your thoughts, recipes, tips, ask questions…and most certainly make new friends! Can’t wait to *see* you there.
And HERE are the questions that framed the exchange. Dig in yourself and let us know what you think:
Q1. Roast, carve, or clean up – What is YOUR turkey duty at Thanksgiving? #FNIchat
Q2. Have you sourced the turkey yet? Top tips for selection? How many pounds? Do you buy pieces, or cook it whole? #FNIchat
Q3. Best Prep: How soon to start thawing a frozen bird? When to tie up and start seasoning? #FNIchat
Q4. To brine or not to brine, that IS the question – Does it work for you? What is your secret solution? #FNIchat
Q5. Dry-rubs or compound butter? Tricks for crispy skin and juicy meat? Herbs & spices that ARE Thanksgiving? #FNIchat
Q6. Must-have #cooking tools & #kitchen gadgets for turkey-roasting success? Sturdy brands for the big job? #FNIchat
Q7. Soaking up the juices: How do you layer the roaster? What fruits & veggies lie beneath the bird as it cooks? #FNIchat
Q8. Do you follow a BASTING SCHEDULE as the Thanksgiving turkey roasts? With what are you basting? #FNIchat
Q9. Innard Wisdom: Savvy #foodie way to make sure no bit of the turkey goes to waste? #FNIchat
Q10. Tips to tell the turkey’s done? Tent it as it rests? How long to sit before breaking it down? #FNIchat
Q11. Turkey CARVING 101: Where to start? Knives to use? At the table or in the kitchen? Practice in advance? #FNIchat
Q12. GRAVY #recipe for lump-free greatness? Start with a slurry or roux? Best use of cooking liquids? #FNIchat
Q13. Tofurkey, turducken, tenderloins?? What turkey alternatives are part of your Thanksgiving tradition? #FNIchat
Q14. With the turkey that wasn’t gobbled up, how do you stack a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich? #FNIchat
Q15. Breaking the wishbone: In one last tweet, share your wish for this turkey-lovin’ holiday. #FNIchat