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Today, McDonald's french fries are cooked in a mixture of vegetable oils. But they were originally fried in "Formula 47," consisting primarily of beef tallow, in a multistep process that made Mickey D's crispy, savory fries the envy of the fast food industry. Here's the deep throat story of how an army of nutritionists and a wealthy industrialist lobbied to change the fry formula, and why one reporter dug deep to unearth the original recipe.
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Some families are planning a Zoomsgiving. Some are gathering with immediate family only. Almost everyone is cooking for fewer people. That means a smaller turkey on the holiday table. Or maybe just a turkey breast, or even a roast duck or chicken. America's turkey farmers wish they had a crystal ball back in 2019 so they could meet today's demand for smaller 8-pound turkeys. Usually at Thanksgiving, an 18-pound turkey is the most popular size.
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James Beard Award Winner Rodney Scott knows his way around whole animal cookery. To help his holiday bird cook evenly, he likes to spatchcock the turkey, cutting straight through the breast bone. Scott prefers a ceramic kamado style cooker here, but with his smoky dry rub and spicy mop sauce, this recipe can be made on a charcoal kettle grill or dedicated wood smoker.