Thanksgiving Comes Early to

October 24, 2012
Washington, D.C.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation 202-898-0100 ext. 7227, or Jennifer Zuckerman, Devine & Pearson 617-472-2700 ext. 135, From the initial turkey purchase to creative menu solutions, the National Turkey Federation's (NTF) recently upgraded Web site,, offers foodservice operator support with its complete guide for the holidays. Visitors to are welcomed by a cartoon turkey that connects them to holiday cooking tips, making successful menu planning a simple "click away." The "Seasonal & Holiday" ideas section provides numerous recipes and preparation tips for utilizing the whole bird and separate parts of the turkey. During the holiday season, has become the go-to, quick-reference guide for restaurateurs to get creative with the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, turkey. "With nearly every American wanting to eat turkey at Thanksgiving, foodservice operators are looking to add twists to their menus," said Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF's vice president of marketing and communications. "When visiting, guests can find recipes for preparing the traditional Thanksgiving feast in addition to a database full of flavorful rubs and marinades. The vast selection of recipes lends itself to creative menu ideas that incorporate regional specialties.” With's extensive recipe database containing more than 900 foodservice recipes, menu planning is much easier with ideas not only for main entrees, but also for soups, side dishes and using turkey leftovers. "Foodservice operators are incorporating turkey recipes into their meal rotation all year long, not only on Thanksgiving," said Rosenblatt. "Our upgraded Web site gives visitors many more reasons and ways to cook with turkey products." Visitors are invited to also sign up at to receive a recipe E-mail the first Thursday of every month that highlights seasonal turkey recipes, along with cooking tips, trends and the latest news on turkey products. To view the "Seasonal & Holiday" ideas section log onto and click on the cartoon turkey or visit About the National Turkey Federation The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the $8 billion turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning Web site,, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,800 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C. ###