SOURCE: Recipezaar

November 09, 2006 12:36 ET Launches "Kitchen Help Live" Online Helpline Providing 24-Hour Thanksgiving Cooking Assistance

Cooking Experts Available to Help With All Aspects of Thanksgiving Meal From Recipe Fixes, to Turkey Troubleshooting, Menu Planning, Dietary Considerations and More

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 9, 2006 -- Recipezaar (, a popular cooking community and recipe resource site, offers a helping hand this Thanksgiving with "Kitchen Help Live" -- an online helpline with experts available to dish advice on any cooking question. Available at, the helpline will be open daily from 8 a.m. - Midnight ET beginning Nov. 20, with live help also available round-the-clock on Wednesday Nov. 22 through Thanksgiving night on Thursday Nov. 23. The helpline is free for anyone to use and requires no registration.

In its third year of operation, "Kitchen Help Live" is staffed by volunteer cooking experts and aficionados from the Recipezaar community, and goes beyond straight turkey talk to provide assistance with menu planning, nutritional information, emergency recipe resuscitation and much more. Via live online chat windows, advice includes:

--  Turkey Preparation and Cooking Advice -- From defrosting days in
    advance through dressing and carving, plenty of work goes into the big bird
    and experts are here to help every step of the way.
--  Tailored Menus to Suit Any Cook -- Whether a first-time hostess,
    seasoned pro, traditionalist or culinary adventurer, operators can help
    search for and create the ideal menu drawing from Recipezaar's collection
    of nearly 200,000 recipes and 45,000 customized cookbooks.
--  Fixes for Recipes Gone Wrong -- Baking blunder? Side dish disaster?
    Get instant expert advice.
--  Diet, Nutritional and Taste Considerations -- Recipezaar tools make it
    easy to look-up special diet recipes, including low-carb, low-calorie, and
    diabetic-friendly, and full nutritional information is available for all
    recipes. Or, get help searching for recipes with specific ingredients
    eliminated due to allergies, or a simple matter of taste.
"Recipezaar uses technology to make cooking easier for the everyday chef, and has also created a vibrant cooking community -- 'Kitchen Help Live' is a blend of the two," said Gay Gilmore, who co-founded Recipezaar in 1999. "While Thanksgiving can be overwhelming for some cooks, and eagerly embraced by others, there are experts standing by to troubleshoot real recipe disasters or simply support cooks on new menu adventures."

Following Thanksgiving, the "Kitchen Help Live" will continue year-round, and will also hold special hours for other cooking holidays. The helpline is one of many features found on Recipezaar, which also includes advanced recipe searching, customized cookbooks, cooking affinity forums and other community aspects. For more information, visit, or go straight to the helpline at

About Recipezaar:

Recipezaar is an online community site where the everyday cook is the star. Boasting hundreds of thousands of recipes -- and adding hundreds more each day -- Recipezaar relies solely on user-contributed content mixed with advanced technology features to make cooking fun and easy for everyone. Recipezaar is a privately-held company that has been online since 1999. Visit Recipezaar online at

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