With Thanksgiving here in America, turkey fryers are in seasonal vogue. I’m fascinated with those tipsy, flimsy contraptions, which combine a tall aluminum cauldron, gas-burnerÂ and basic metal stand.
The turkey fryer’s size, awkwardness, assembly, open flames, dangerous hot oil and primal nature tend to fascinate and lure men, while scaring off women. As such, the turkey fryer justified itself as the lead topic on our latest episode of the Cast of Dads.
I’ve never cooked a turkey in a turkey fryer, however I’ve fried many other things in one. It wasÂ during an Independence Day celebration a few years ago, where my friends assembled on in place of a grill. It became an unexpected fry party, where we fried everything from hamburgers, hotdogs, shrimp, chicken, eggs, potatoes, zucchini, french toast, oreos, Twinkies, smores and ice cream. It was a hit.
As always, our latest podcast show features a range of timely parenting issues, and this one is packed with Thanksgiving tales and survival tips — all loaded with spontaneityÂ and humor.
Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood. The Cast of Dads includesÂ C.C. Chapman,Â Jeffrey Sass,Â Max Kalehoff,Â Michael Sheehan, andÂ Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.