As you prepare to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast here in America with your family and friends, there are tricks and techniques you might want to acquire from one of the world’s finest eaters — Cookie Monster.

First, learn the origins of and proper techniques around the ultimate eating sound, “Om nom nom nom”:

Then, enjoy an inspiring interview, ala James Lipton and “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” conducted by NPR:

Enjoy your annual celebration, be grateful for what you have, and share the happiness. And, if you have a child or a particularly frisky spouse, grab them and go at their neck with a sprited “om nom nom nom.”

Trust me, it’ll work out just fine.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.