Turducken – The Turkey, the Duck, and the Chicken


Photo Credit: Simon Doggett

There is a popular expression about hitting two birds with one stone, but turducken brings everything up by one level because this dish is all about three birds in one roast. The word turducken is a combination of three words: turkey, duck, and chicken. It is a dish that brings a new twist to the traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece while increasing its feeding capacity.

How the Turducken Came to Be

In Delish – Holiday Recipes Section’s The History of the Almighty Turducken, Justine Sterling says, “For those not intimately acquainted with this meat masterpiece, the turducken consists of a de-boned chicken stuffed inside a de-boned duck stuffed inside a de-boned turkey. Each layer is padded with stuffing. This new beast is then prepared as a traditional turkey would be: roasted, braised, fried, grilled, barbecued, it’s up to you. [Read more…]

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Chicken Parma: From Down Under to the World

Chicken Parma

Photo Credit: Jaymis Loveday

Listed as #37 in CNN’s World’s Best Foods is Chicken Parm, Australia. CNN writes, “Melted Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and a peppery, garlicky tomato sauce drizzled over the top of a chicken fillet — Aussie pub-goers claim this ostensibly Italian dish as their own. Since they make it so well, there’s no point in arguing.”

Chicken Parma is a comfort food for many Australians. Maybe, only a natural-born Aussie or someone who have spent a good number of years in the country/continent and a wonderful experience of trying pub foods would understand why Chicken Parma makes such a nostalgic reminder of “home.”  At least this is what you’’ gather when you read Nothing Says Welcome Back To Australia Like A Chicken Parma! posted in Don’t Ever Look Back. [Read more…]

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Stuffed Camel: Rare and Exotic Royal Treat

Stuffed CamelWhen you first hear the words “stuffed camel”, you probably think people are talking about a stuffed toy. Actually, “stuffed camel” is the name of a Middle Eastern dish, one that is truly exotic and difficult to come by. It is probably one of the most challenging dishes to cook, especially since it literally requires a whole camel to be stuffed. Yes, only the most privileged guests are honored with this truly exotic dish.

Only For Special Occasions and Special People

Stuffed camel is not a food item you will encounter every day. It is a traditional Bedouin dish, and it is customarily served only during special occasions. This is prepared for weddings or for special parties, particularly when the guest list includes a sheik or some other important figure. Today, however, the dish is sometimes available in restaurants and Bedouin camp exhibits in culturally open places like Dubai. [Read more…]

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