Grant Butler on how to shakeup your Thanksgiving staples

For millions of Oregonians, Thanksgiving 2020 was smaller than expected.

But with widespread vaccination – and now booster shots – Delta subsiding, many families are getting back together and can feel safer about doing it.


The CDC has some recommendations for people traveling to visit loved ones, if you are vaccinated Like getting tested in advance. But the main recommendation or everyone is simple – get vaccinated.


On the latest episode of Beat Check, we chat with Grant Butler, the longtime food writer and editor for the Oregonian and OregonLive.


We talked about how to mix up your thanksgiving recipes this year, and why it’s OK to try new things for a dish or two. We discussed our deep reservoir of recipes, some stories about the newsroom’s old test kitchen, and much more.


Recipe Box: Here's the radical recipe database Grant discussed.

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