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Turducken – The Turkey, the Duck, and the Chicken

Turducken

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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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The Very Rich Po Boy

Po Boy

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To do justice to a po’ boy, you begin with a crusty New Orleans baguette and a healthy disrespect for cutting down on fat. Then, you need to get some really good filling (roast beef, ham, chicken, or fried seafood), a generous dose of gravy, and you need to say po’ boy with a Louisiana drawl. Once you get that right, you are ready to have a truly mind-blowing gastronomic experience.

How Po’ Boys Started

In “New Orleans Food”, the New Orleans Official Guide gives its readers a glimpse of the colorful history of Po Boy sandwiches. [Read more…]

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