What we’re reading: 11/25

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Fast food upgrades. Serious Eats shares ideas for turning some of your fast food favorites into Thanksgiving dinner dishes. Who would’ve thought that Popeye’s buttermilk biscuits could make great stuffing?

There’s more to “farm to plate” than meets the eye. Did you know that there are 20 million food workers in the U.S.? This includes line cooks, servers, farm workers, warehouse workers and meat packers. Voices of the Food Chain shares these workers’ stories of injustice and their fight for fairness that consumers don’t often hear about.

Don’t rinse the turkey! Ohio State University CFAES reminds us not to rinse the turkey before putting it in the roaster this Thanksgiving. Read more to find out why.

100 years later. It’s been one hundred years since Coca-Cola debuted its iconic glass bottle. This year, fans can buy Coke in commemorative bottles stamped with the original Terre Haute, Indiana, logo on them. NPR has more.

You go, girl! One six-year-old West Virginia girl has taken to the kitchen and entered a national contest asking for a healthier family meal made with Uncle Ben’s rice. If she wins, her family would receive $15,000 and her school would receive $30,000 for a cafeteria makeover. Via Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Convenience shopping. One New Zealand supermarket is onto something: It sells cut vegetables in bulk bins, so you only have to buy what you’ll use. Via Mashable.

Price check. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual price survey, this year’s cost for feeding a group of 10 on Thanksgiving is $50.11. Read more on our website.

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