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The incredible way Al Roker is helping fans prepare for Thanksgiving

The Today star is embarking on a new venture

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Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
Updated: 24 November 2021
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Al Roker may be best known for his role on the Today show, but the TV star has another passion he is sharing with his fans – and they couldn't be more excited!

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The weatherman announced last month that he is taking his love of cooking up a gear by launching his own holiday-themed podcast, Cooking Up a Storm, which debuted on 1 November. It sees Al share his wealth of knowledge to help his listeners create the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

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Confirming the news on Today at the time, Al revealed: "We're going to take Thanksgiving dinner and deconstruct it. Each week, or each episode, we're going to have a different part of the Thanksgiving meal. From stuffing to pies to turkey to all the side dishes."

Al isn't alone in his venture as he is joined each week by culinary experts including Ina Garten, Marcus Samuelsson, and Alexander Smalls, who all share their Thanksgiving tips, recipes, and stories behind their favourite dishes.

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Al Roker's Cooking Up a Storm podcast is available now

Also sharing the news on his Instagram account, Al added: "Wait....what? #Thanksgiving is exactly a month away. Crazy right? Join me and my guest chefs as we prepare an amazing #holiday meal together on my new #podcast, COOKING UP A STORM with AL ROKER, dropping Nov. 1."

Fans rushed to share their excitement over Al's new podcast, with one responding: "This. Is. AMAZING!" A second said: "Awesome! Congrats. Let's cook!"

A third added: "Can't wait to see what you will be cooking up!!" A fourth replied: "I can't wait!"

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Al often shares his culinary creations online

Fans can rest assured that Al's Thanksgiving recipes will be easy to follow as he has admitted in the past that he is not a fan of labor-intensive dishes.

"The recipes don't have a lot of ingredients, and they don't require fancy techniques, just basic cooking skills," he explained. "This keeps them fun and accessible. If it's a chore, then it's boring."

Of course, Al is no stranger to sharing his love of cooking. He has released two cookbooks and often hosts cooking segments on Today.

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