Newswise — Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS, a food scientist and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) member is available to speak with the media about the following Thanksgiving related food science topics:• Thanksgiving Dinner- Why Does Everything Taste Better Together?• Types of Turkey• Tryptophan and Sleepiness• How Does Starch Help Thicken Gravy• Cranberry Sauce• Why Do People Like Pumpkin Pie Warm vs Cold

In addition, IFT member Guy Crosby, PhD, CFS, of America's Test Kitchen and adjunct professor of nutrition at Harvard is able to offer some great tips on how to store and reheat leftovers.• Why do leftovers often taste better the next day?• Is it okay to put hot food directly into the fridge?• What is the best way to store leftovers?• If a package of ground beef says that it should be used by a certain date and then you cook it, how many days longer will it last in the fridge?• Is it safe to refreeze previously frozen leftovers?

If you are interested in interviewing Dr. Shelke or Dr. Crosby, please contact Stephanie Callahan, IFT Media Relations Manager, [email protected], 312-604-0273.