Tangent 11: Thanksgiving Dinner

Get out the big plates, because we’re back and hungry for Thanksgiving knowledge! How did our recent ancestors hide their food from summer? What is spatchcocking and why are you laughing? Which side is morally superior in theĀ great stuffing/dressing wars? What’s the best way to ensure your local fire department attends your big dinner? All of this info, DEEP FRIED on the back deck and ready for consumption, awaits you in this month’s thick, rich Thanksgiving foods episode.

(And please: don’t forget to thank your local Rotisserie Boy.)


What the hell is Pumpkin Spice anyway? [CNN]

Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey [CDC.gov]

How Starches Thicken Sauces and Fillings [Kitchn]

The Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes [TheSpruce.com]

The Truth About Tryptophan [Live Science]