In a little over one week, all of America will collectively be cooking up a frenzy of comfort food. To get you psyched for the biggest foodie holiday of the year, we enlisted the feedback of none other than the world's greatest foodies themselves: chefs. Using our favorite social media device, Twitter , we asked everyone from Top Chef Michael Voltaggio to Cooking Channel's Kelsey Nixon to tell us about their favorite aspect of turkey day.
@ruthreichl: The comraderie
"What's best about Thanksgiving? The house filled with people, meals that never end, everyone in the kitchen, pitching in," Ruth Reichl  gushed, as if there were too many reasons to list . Her facetious counterpart, RuthBourdain , fired back : "What's best about Thanksgiving? Snorting marshmallows off sweet potatoes & climbing inside the turkey's cavity for a long nap."
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@chefjoseandres: Being grateful for what we have . . . and the NFL
Restaurateur and TV host José Andrés  apparently has a soft spot for pastry — and American football. His favorite part of Thanksgiving  is "making pecan pie with daughters and watching the NFL, and to give thanks for what we have."
@guarnaschelli: Playing squirrel
If Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli  were an animal, she'd be a squirrel. "Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday," she declared . "I love eating turkey while dreaming about digging into the pies." And this : "Shopping and cooking and loading up like a squirrel filling the tree with acorns for the Winter." Don't you feel cozier already?
@fabioviviani: Not eating a turkey
More than a few people could do without the bird , and (gasp!) Fabio Viviani  is one of them. "I love the fact that you REALLY don't need a turkey to have fun for Thanksgiving," he tweeted . Note: the Top Cheffer really doesn't like cilantro , either.
Cooking for the whole family: relaxing? Yep, that's what Bryan Voltaggio  said. "Eating and cooking with family; all the great flavors of comforting food during the cool Fall weather," he quipped . "Relaxing day!" When one operates a restaurant that seats up to 70 guests , even cooking for 20 is probably no big deal.
@chefartsmith: Memories of Thanksgivings past
Oprah's former chef Art Smith  couldn't have had a better year — he dropped 95 pounds  and married his longtime partner in a star-studded wedding ceremony  — but the Chicago restaurateur loves reminiscing about Thanksgivings past. "We all expect delicious comfort food served family style. I hate plated food in the home. I think it's unfriendly," he wrote . Turkey day "brings back memories of past Thanksgivings , when I make my family's recipes."
@GailSimmons: A long, cozy nap
Turkey makes everybody sleepy, but Top Chef Just Desserts host Gail Simmons  doesn't mind: "I love all of Thanksgiving: Spending a day in the kitchen with friends and family, feasting together, then taking a long, cozy nap!" she confessed . We're sleepy already.
@EricRipert: Getting in touch with his Puerto Rican side
"I am so lucky to own a fish restaurant," Eric Ripert tweeted . "Every year, I spend Thanksgiving with my family instead of roasting 1,000 turkeys ." Even better than not serving on turkey day? Getting in touch with his Latin side : "I have a lot of fun, partying, dancing — part of the family is Puerto Rican." Eric, we'd love to see you salsa!
@MVoltaggio: Perfecting moist turkey
A succulent bird in Michael Voltaggio's  hearth isn't hard to come by. His favorite part of the holiday? "Making moist turkey ! It can be done," he writes.
@KelseyNixon: The leftovers!
You're not alone in loving Thanksgiving leftovers ; The Cooking Channel's Kelsey Nixon  springs for them, too. "My fave thing about Thanksgiving is enjoying leftovers the next day," she told us . "Nothing beats turkey on a fresh roll with cranberry sauce."