Turkey Hotlines for Thanksgiving

Messing up the cooking of the turkey for Thanksgiving can be disastrous. The turkey is the centerpiece for every Thanksgiving dinner, and if anything goes wrong during its preparation, it can downright ruin your holiday dinner. So make sure you have a contingency plan for any emergency by keeping numbers for “turkey hotlines” handy. These

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2014 Harvest Festivals

Come celebrate the harvest in your area at a local harvest festival! Celebrate the food and the end of the harvest season. Come see the music, cooking contests, local produce and other festival events.

To find a Harvest festival pick a state below:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii

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2014 Pumpkin Festivals

Last updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Looking for a great fall afternoon? Attend a Pumpkin Festival. Browse the listings below by state.


Alask State Fair August 21 – September 1, 2014 Palmer, AK


Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration September 27-28 October 4-5 October 11-12 October 18-19 October 25-16 9:00 AM – 5:30

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2013-2014 Chowder Festivals and Cook-Offs

Last updated: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Celebrate the variety of chowders, from New England’s white cream based chowder to Manhattan’s red tomato based chowder, at the many Chowder Festivals and cook-offs around the country. Look at our extensive list below and find a chowder festival to attend.


Santa Barbara Chowderfest August 17, 2014

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Kitchen Appliance Lending Libraries


We all have kitchen appliances we don’t regularly use. Some of them are pretty expensive, and some of us regret having to have spent such a large amount of money on things that were used only once or twice. And not only are many kitchen appliances expensive, they also take up a lot of unnecessary

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The Best Cooking Classes Around the World

The U.S. is host to some of the best cooking instructors in the world, but if you have the means to travel, why limit yourself to only taking classes in the United States? There are tons of high-quality instructors in foreign countries who can teach you the cooking styles of their respective regions and make

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Tips on Making a Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House photo by Peter Kaminski

I find that many people who like to bake and make desserts want to try their hand at making a gingerbread house at least once. They see it as an excellent opportunity to express their culinary creativity, and seeing what their friends and family think of it is an exciting prospect. You’re not just

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Best Kitchen Apps

As with most things these days, cooking has evolved along with technology. No longer do you have to attend cooking classes in-person or look through musty recipe books to improve your cooking skills. Now there are cooking shows (and whole networks devoted solely to cooking), cooking podcasts, and computer programs that can help you become

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Best Cooking Podcasts and Radio Shows

If you have an iPod, there’s a plethora of podcasts (which are sort of radio shows tailor-made for the iPod) that you can download (often for free) on the iTunes store. This can be a great way to learn something on the go. Unlike TV and radio shows, which you have to watch or listen

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New Orleans Culinary Vacations

With the increasing popularity of cooking classes and food prep shows, culinary tours have become more and more of an attraction for tourists vacationing in cities famed for their cooking. These tours can include visits to various culinary hot spots and special cooking classes that focus on the food the city is known for.

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