This Thanksgiving, Dig in to The Great Stuffing Debate™ and Help Combat Hunger

Oct 26, 2010, 08:00 ET from Campbell Soup Company

CAMDEN, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This November, a great debate will be brewing – one that will have nothing to do with politics.  Instead of things heating up across the congressional aisle, a conversation is sure to be stirring across the dinner table.  The subject: stuffing.  

While stuffing is a must-have dish on the Thanksgiving table, it can also be one of the most polarizing elements of the big feast. Nearly everyone has a favorite style, yet no matter how well-intentioned, tampering with a family favorite can spark quite the mealtime controversy.  

That's why Swanson broth is inviting people across the country to take a side in The Great Stuffing Debate at  To heat up the debate and help those in need, Swanson has teamed up with Taste of the NFL, an organization that rallies the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest to raise money in support of food banks across the country.

As part of the partnership, throughout the month of November, will feature signature stuffing recipes from the six chefs representing the football teams facing off on Thanksgiving Day.  The chef and football team who garner the most overall votes in the polls will receive a donation of Swanson broth to a local food bank.

Here's the culinary starting lineup:

Week of November 1:

  • Chef Paul O'Connell, of Chez Henri, in Cambridge, MA, representing the New England Patriots


  • Chef Brian Polcyn, of The Forest Grill, in Birmingham, MI, representing the Detroit Lions

Week of November 8:

  • Chef Allison Vines-Rushing, of MiLa, in New Orleans, LA, representing the New Orleans Saints


  • Chef Kent Rathbun, of Abacus, in Dallas, TX, representing the Dallas Cowboys

Week of November 15:

  • Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, of Jean-Robert's Table, Cincinnati, OH, representing the Cincinnati Bengals


  • Chef Michael Stewart, of Tavern on Jane, in New York, NY, representing the New York Jets

Additional features and activities on The Great Stuffing Debate website include:

  • The Debate Center – Weigh in on questions that gauge stuffing preferences and other related topics.

  • In the Kitchen – Use the stuffing spinner to find the perfect stuffing – from traditional to adventurous and everything in between – as well as other holiday recipes, cooking tips and techniques, substitution solutions, and leftovers ideas.

  • Stuffing Skirmish – This humorous video shows what happens when good people do bad stuffing. Watch the family dynamics unfold as two very different sides of the family – with equally different views on stuffing – come together for the holiday feast.

  • Fun Stuff – Get ready for the Turkey Dance!  The Swanson turkey does the tango, participates in a line dance and takes a trip to the 70s.  Choose a favorite and share with friends and family via email, Facebook and Twitter.

Let your voice be heard at  Follow @SwansonBroths on Twitter at

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Swanson," "Pepperidge Farm," "Arnott's" and "V8." Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit

About Taste of the NFL

Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL has rallied the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. The efforts culminate at the Super Bowl with The Party with a Purpose®. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who help make Taste of the NFL the single most successful charitable event at the Super Bowl, Taste of the NFL continues to help feed the 37 million Americans who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. Millions of needs, thousands of families and dozens of new hunger projects have been affected by this major volunteer effort. For more information, visit

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