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I had always assumed, based on my mother's easygoing Thanksgiving Day manner, that roasting a 22-pound turkey was a breeze, but now that I'm old enough to make my own bird--and my mother lives 500 miles away--I need some tricks of the trade stat. I could pay $20 for The Joy of Cooking, but why should I when the Calphalon Culinary Center is offering free 45-minute turkey demonstrations covering everything from basting to carving on November 11 at 10 AM, 11 AM, and noon. And then of course there'll be free turkey--they're not going to just throw out those perfectly prepared birds. Check the Calphalon Web site for other free classes in specialties like fondue making and muffin baking.

Calphalon Culinary Center

1000 W. Washington

312-529-0100 or calphalon

culinarycenter.com

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