December 29th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
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We recently asked readers to immortalize their holiday food tradition in words, recipes, pictures or video via iReport so we could show off some of our favorites on CNN's Eatocracy all the way through the end of the holiday season. Christmas may be over, but for White House Sr. Supervising Producer Stacia Deshishku, the leftovers are the fun part.

I don’t know when we began eating Greenberg Smoked Turkeys, but it likely was some time in the mid-1980s. In Tyler, Texas - home of the Greenberg Smoked Turkey - the Greenberg family has been smoking turkeys since the 1940s. Ordering one (or more) each holiday season has been a Christmas tradition in our family for almost 30 years.

We order every year from Greenberg for two, well, really three reasons. First, they are phenomenally good. Second, they are easy - no cooking required! But third and most important, once you finish your turkey dinner, the turkey ball party begins. I actually prefer the turkey ball to the actual turkey, and I’ve been known to purposely underserve my guests so that there is more turkey leftover for making turkey balls. Once, we even ordered an entire turkey simply for ball making!
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December 15th, 2010
09:15 PM ET
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Food in the Field gives a window into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Today's contributor is White House Sr. Supervising Producer Stacia Deshishku. She previously shared a glimpse of Thanksgiving dinner at CNN's D.C. bureau and another party at an undisclosed location.

Life as a White House-centric press member doesn't just mean living off Tom Hanks-sponsored espresso in the White House press area's break room and purloined turnips from the First Lady's vegetable garden. Sometimes you get to bust it all fancy and get your grub on at the State Department's holiday party for press.
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December 13th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Today's contributor is Sr. Supervising Producer Stacia Deshishku. She previously shared a glimpse of Thanksgiving dinner at CNN's D.C. bureau.

Plenty of things go on behind closed doors in our nation's capital: hush-hush international negotiations, grave matters of state, Joe Biden's semi-annual de-gaffeing. This past weekend at a very famous address, a holiday soiree took place and attendees were implored to keep from blogging. Still - party snacks of this caliber cannot go undocumented, so we'll share a few snaps in the gallery above and stay mum on the locale.

Wanna hazard a guess? Cast your vote in the comments below and while we can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy, we'd be oh so delighted to hear your theories.



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