Turkeys do a lot of standing and milling around, not a lot of flying.
Sit down to Thanksgiving dinner ready to amaze your companions with physiological facts about why different cuts of the turkey have different characteristics.
Those smiles probably aren’t thanks to tryptophan.
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Tryptophan, found in food, is an important ingredient in the neurotransmitter serotonin. But is that enough to support it as a possible mood booster? The research is decidedly mixed.
Christmas dinner time!
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Follow these food safety tips to keep everyone happy and healthy this festive season.
Hundreds of frozen turkeys are lined up waiting to be defrosted, cooked and eaten.
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An economist explains why turkeys defy the economic laws of supply and demand.
Don’t blame the turkey for those snores coming from the living room!
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it's a myth – tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
Headed for export?
The fate of turkey tails shows how Americans have shifted from eating whole animals to focusing on choice cuts – and the surprising places where unwanted parts end up.
We can give thanks to the strong winds of trans-Atlantic trade for ‘Tom Turkey.’
A globalization expert shares two surprising tales of how the powerful winds of trans-Atlantic trade affected the quintessentially American holiday.
This guy’s much in demand.
Economic theory suggests when demand goes up, so does the price, but oddly, it doesn't for turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving.
Have you considered a Quorn Christmas?
If I say “Christmas dinner”, perhaps the following image is conjured up: a large table groaning under the weight of roast potatoes, parsnips, peas, Brussels sprouts, a jug of gravy, and in the centre “the…