It's time to talk turkey and other food favorites as American households prepare for the annual Thanksgiving feast. In this hour of Talk of the Nation, we'll hear the often untold histories about our food traditions and what they tell about who we are. If your turkey could talk what would it say about you? Host Neal Conan talks with guests about food, family and tradition.
*Editor-in-chief of the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia on American Food (2003)
*Teaches Culinary History, New School University, Manhattan
*Author of 8 books about food, including most recently Popped Culture: A Social History of Popcorn in America (Smithsonian Press, 2001) and Pure Ketchup: The History of America's National Condiment (Univ. of South Carolina, 1996)
*NPR Cultural Correspondent
*Author of several books about food including most recently "Vertamae Cooks Again (Bay Books, 1999)