Food Network to do Thanksgiving Live!

“Thanksgiving Live! has become an annual tradition and this year is all about giving viewers direct access to their favorite stars," said Bob Tuschman, general manager and senior vice president, Food Network.

NEW YORK — The biggest names on Food Network take on the biggest food holiday of the year in the two-hour special Thanksgiving Live!, co-hosted by Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and, in her first Thanksgiving Live! appearance, Ina Garten.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 23, viewers will help run the action via social media and Skype calls, making this fully interactive event a one-stop destination for expert food advice this holiday season, said the Food Network press release. From turkey tips to dessert suggestions and everything in between, Brown, De Laurentiis, Flay and Garten will be on hand to answer questions and offer real-time advice for every home cook planning a Thanksgiving feast.
In addition to doling out their own helpful hints, time-saving strategies and holiday entertaining expertise, each will present their own unique take on a Thanksgiving turkey. They will also reveal Food Network’s Top 20 Thanksgiving Tips from the past 20 years, in a nod to the network’s birthday.
“Thanksgiving Live! has become an annual tradition and this year is all about giving viewers direct access to their favorite stars — imagine getting your turkey questions answered by Alton, Bobby, Giada and the Barefoot Contessa herself,” said Bob Tuschman, general manager and senior vice president, Food Network. “Our all-star panel’s expertise will guide and inspire viewers to create an unforgettable holiday meal.”
During the live show, viewers can submit questions via Facebook (facebook.com/foodnetwork), Twitter (twitter.com/foodnetwork, handle @FoodNetwork, hashtag #ThanksgivingLive) and Skype. Post-show, additional Food Network talent (to be announced) will be available via Google+ Hangout for even more interactive Thanksgiving content.
Visit www.foodnetwork.com for these holiday tips:
Thanksgiving
Get ready for an all-time favorite feast with classic Thanksgiving recipes as well as new ideas from your favorite Food Network chefs. From Brown’s five-star rated (4,000 times over) turkey recipe to Garten’s herb and apple stuffing and Trisha Yearwood’s famous pecan pie, Food Network has ideas for every dish.
Thanksgiving Live!
Food Network will be sharing behind-the-scenes photos and videos from rehearsal and the set via social media before the broadcast at fanfeed.foodnetwork.com. During the broadcast, Food Network kitchens will be answering fan questions via social media.
Appetizers
Food Network chefs’ delicious appetizers are a fun and easy way to get started planning for Thanksgiving. Hungry guests will feast on classics like De Laurentiis’ foolproof stuffed mushrooms and Brown’s hot artichoke dip.
Turkey
Whether planning on roasting, brining or finally tackling a deep-fried turkey this year, Food Network has the recipes and tips you will need to pull it off. From Ree Drummond’s tried-and-true roasted turkey to Flay’s black-pepper molasses-glazed bird, you are sure to find a no-fail plan for the star of Thanksgiving.
Sides
From green bean casserole to macaroni and cheese and Brussels sprouts, find standout Thanksgiving sides from your favorite chefs. Flay shows you three ways to make cranberry sauce, and Brown unlocks the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes.
Stuffing and Dressing
Thanksgiving without stuffing is like a birthday without cake. Try the Neelys’ cornbread stuffing, De Laurentiis’ ciabatta stuffing or countless others that will be a hit on any Thanksgiving table.
Desserts
Focus on the most fun part of any celebration: dessert! You will find recipes for cakes, cookies, cupcakes and of course, lots and lots of pie. Bake Garten’s deep-dish apple pie, Brown’s sweet potato pie and more can’t-miss sweets.
Entertaining
Discover great tips and ideas for hosting the perfect Thanksgiving from Food Network chefs. You will get inspiring tablescapes and party planning ideas from Sandra Lee, plus wine pairing tips and centerpiece how-tos.

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