Renee Ferguson is a cookbook author and former Butterball turkey cooking expert who has fielded thousands of questions from stressed out people determined to cook a turkey dinner. Ferguson appreciates great food and time shared with friends and family while keeping stress to a minimum. It’s an evergreen topic, about which Ferguson shares her humorous insight, tips and tricks. We talk turkey with her and share our favorite turkey traumas (and successes).
We also learn the back-story of Renee’s unexpected appearance on Food Network in a "Throwdown!" with Chef Bobby Flay. The set up: “Nothing brings people together like a mouth-watering Thanksgiving turkey, and Renee Ferguson of Geneva, Illinois is the ultimate turkey expert. The former Butterball Talk- Line "Call Girl" and author of Talk Turkey to Me thinks she is making turkey and dressing for a Food Network Special called "Talkin' Turkey." What she doesn't know is that Bobby Flay is working on his own version of the perfect bird. Will beating the Iron Chef be gravy for this queen of turkey or will Bobby gobble up the competition? One thing is for sure, this will be a Thanksgiving Throwdown to remember.”
Recorded Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Kendall College.