November 28th, 2008
05:30 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama economic aide shares turkey tips

Paul Volcker prepared a 26-pound turkey for his extended family in New York City Thursday.
Paul Volcker prepared a 26-pound turkey for his extended family in New York City Thursday.

(CNN) – Paul Volcker, former chairman of Federal Reserve and an economic adviser to President-elect Barack Obama, knows a thing or two about turning out a tasty Thanksgiving turkey.

Volcker shared his tips with CNN on Thursday and said his secrets include port wine and strips of bacon.

Obama mentioned Volcker’s turkey prowess at a news conference Wednesday when the President-elect told reporters that Volcker and fellow Obama economic aide Austan Goolsbee both have “special turkey cooking recipes if anyone needs some advice on how to make the ideal turkey.”

Volcker and Goolsbee were named Wednesday to head up a new economic recovery board Obama is creating as part of his incoming administration’s effort to turn around the economy which has been in crisis since mid-September when the nation’s credit markets and financial system seized up.

Related: Volcker to head board of economic experts

soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Kate

    BUT .. WHERE IS THE RECIPE????

    November 28, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  2. brother-in-law

    mmmm.....bacon

    November 28, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. Frank

    Only a Democrat would even add PORK to turkey!

    November 28, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  4. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    Hey GRIFF

    Ever hear of Spell-check. Try making your comments match your intelligence.......OH My

    November 28, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  5. Gloria

    Griff,

    You are an absolute fool!!!

    November 28, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  6. Deb

    I'm glad our President and his team are not so up tight about the mess we're in. It gives me confidence that we will survive this trial. This is not a famine, but a time for true followers of Christ to step up and help out, stop looking to man to be our problem solver.

    November 28, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  7. amercanmissouri

    Obama is probably against the bacon.....being muslim and all.

    November 28, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  8. sarah

    slow news day?

    November 28, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  9. JIM...TX

    Griff...guess your doctors off today?? You could use a session but I doubt he could really help you with your hatred and cynicism

    November 28, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  10. Secretary Hounds

    Bacon? I guess that kills off the notion of Obama being a secret muslim. No self respecting muslim, secret or otherwise would ever recommend using bacon in a meal.

    November 28, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  11. philip

    hey griff

    grow a brain and then maybe your posting will make sense.

    November 28, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  12. JT

    I wonder what people would be saying if an article like this was put out about someone on the the bush admin

    Would everyone be so positive about it

    I think not

    November 28, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  13. jill, london

    Sounds and looks absolutely delicious. Good for you, Mr. Volcker! Bacon and port are excellent in combination with poultry, and it looks beautifully crispy. I'm with Klee. Thrilled to bits you'll be part of an incredible team.

    November 28, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  14. JasonTN

    How would the biggest turkey in America, Rush Limbaugh, fix his own turkey?

    November 28, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  15. jacqueline

    We have used bacon for ever on our turkey....but we always drank the wine.....too bad they do not tell us how he used the Port Wine.

    November 28, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  16. Get over it

    From one turkey to another.

    November 28, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  17. Rob

    OMG-he invited Sarah Palin for Thanks giving – she's looking good

    November 28, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  18. Over taxed, over worked

    This holiday season give America a gift and report on how secret societies and unelected people from "think tanks" are adversly affecting our country and how they continue to put Americans in harm's way all over the world.

    November 28, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
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