November 28th, 2008
05:30 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama economic aide shares turkey tips

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. at3

    turkey look goood

    November 27, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  2. mitchell

    the advisory board is a good idea to bring fresh, outside faces to the table. our voices will be heard , in so many different ways.

    November 27, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  3. Ken in NC

    Well if Voicker doesn't work out with the economy, at least he has got another profession he can fall back on.

    November 27, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  4. Griff

    America has not Future; only a past. Alas! A very short indipendence...
    Talk to me again, in 2015... 7 years of Famine....

    November 27, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  5. Bald Ex-Soldier

    Now if they could just bake the businesses to stop being turkeys who steal the stuffing out of the American Economy.

    November 27, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  6. Change - Yeah Left!

    Yep, they can give tips because they work for the biggest turkey in the world.

    November 27, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  7. Greg FL.

    I see the wawawa patrol is up alreay this morning. People might take your whines a little more serious. If the spelling were even close to right. Stop complaining about Obama and get back to the dictionary.

    November 28, 2008 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  8. John

    Get grip Griff! Get an education while you are at it.

    November 28, 2008 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  9. silver bells

    we had a good turkey on thanksgiving, my hope is that with our new administration that next thanksgiving will be americas best ever.

    November 28, 2008 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  10. KJL

    Why so many nasty comments on this post? We should be able to relate to people who love their families and enjoy simple things like cooking in spite of having power. I know Paul Volcker's advice to our incoming government will prove invaluable, and if he cooks as well, good for him.

    November 28, 2008 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  11. Nick, Rochester, NY

    Given your unreasonably high expectations, you must be viewing Obama’s economic team as the “return of the Jedi” with Larry Summers as Obi-Wan Kenobi (sorry Ben Bernanke), and Paul Volcker as Yoda (on growth hormones) with Obama in the role of young Luke Skywalker tanned by the sun on planet Tatooine (it was Berlusconi’s idea). You guys expect them to waive their magic light sabers to slash taxes and spending and unemployment. Good luck…!

    November 28, 2008 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  12. rm


    You ate alone yesterday didn't you?

    November 28, 2008 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  13. gc

    Griff, please get yourself some counseling. You hate and paranoia are eating you alive.

    November 28, 2008 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  14. !@#$%^&*()_

    how come they don't have any real news that you can leave comments for? guess they don't want to hear anyone opinion about serious matters. For example they say that can't find these pirates off Somalia bacause they cover such a vast area of ocean. The GPS on my phone knows if I'm not on a street. You expect me to believe they can't use Satelites to find them? How 'bout taking some comments about things that actually matter. Does anyone really care how this guy cooks his turkey? If you do, get a life.

    November 28, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  15. Craig from NC

    At his age he should be steering clear of the booze and the bacon for crying out loud.

    Funny how the same people who derided McCain for being old are now making comments about someone 10 years older like this:

    "Anyone who cooks with port wine and stips of bacon is alright with me! Great addition to the financial team. Love putting the human touch to those folks who are going to lead us out of this mess. Yes we can!!!!"

    I mean, do real people even have comments like this?

    November 28, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  16. When shall you stop this deception!

    Griff November 27th, 2008 5:39 pm ET
    "Griff" get a life and stop being so hateful! Your choice lost because he doesn't have the slightest clue and the right leadership skills for 21st century USA! Watch and learn, Barack (not "Borack") Obama and his team will turn things around and help make USA a great nation again! Do not be surprised if Osama Bin Laden and co are caught or killed within next 4 years, as a matter of fact it happen soon after PE Obama is swarn in as the 44th President of USA in January 2009!
    What is hapening in India, is a sign that those terrorist leaders will do anything to divert the focus, because they recognize that from January 2009, they will loose their safe heaven! They will be approached with intelligence and they understand fully well what that means.
    Lastly STOP putting all Muslims and Arabs under same umbrella and calling them names. It only reflect the type of person you are! Thank you!

    November 28, 2008 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  17. common sense

    Hey Eugene, maybe it's because for thirty hours, hundreds of people, including many innocent Americans are getting butchered and terrorized by a bunch of Muslim fundalmentalist ...

    November 28, 2008 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  18. Dozirulf

    Griff... Give it a rest.

    November 28, 2008 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  19. Connor

    so where are the tips.

    November 28, 2008 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  20. Marc

    Griff – SHUT UP!
    Spend Thanksgiving Day spewing hate, racial and religious prejudice and still with that 'But he's not American!' lie is low, pretty low...
    Let me guess, you had so much time to waste with your rants because there was no one around, like a family or friends, to delay or impede you from doing that, right?
    Get a life...

    November 28, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  21. Jon

    This is definately the change we've been waiting for. We've gone from 8 years of over the op negative pieces about the President and his men to a clear shift to non-stop puff pieces about the President-elect and his henchmen. Ah...liberal bias is a beautiful thing.

    November 28, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  22. Debbie

    Lighten up People.

    Things are bad but can't you find one thing in your life to be THANKFUL for?

    just one?

    Port wine and bacon, I will be trying that one next year.

    November 28, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  23. Chris

    He can put all the bacon he wants on the turkey, just as long as they don't put any pork in the budget!

    November 28, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  24. Glen,

    I am so grateful THE ONE has come and instead of worrying about India and a collapsing economy we can get concerned about how politicians in the Clinton's third term can cook turkey. We are so grateful to Obama News Network for their in depth coverage of all things Obama. Could we have a discussion on where he buys his boxers? If they are silk or whatever. I am sure the world waits for the latest revelation from THE ONE

    November 28, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  25. Chris

    Griff...are you smokin' dope? That would be the only acceptable excuse for your idiotic ramblings. Get a life.

    November 28, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
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