By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff 

Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line has helped thousands of cooks. Text, email, live chat, call or use Amazon Alexa to reach experts.

Cooking the turkey, the centerpiece of the quintessential Thanksgiving feast, can be daunting the first time. So if you are panic-stricken because your turkey isn’t completely thawed, or you don’t know a giblet from a drumstick, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is staffed, open and ready to answer your questions.

For more than 30 years, the Turkey Talk-Line has responded to tens of thousands of questions during the holiday season. Its experts help with everything from planning and preparation to cooking, serving and more. Butterball’s helpers are on the job from Nov. 1 through Christmas Eve.