November 20, 2002 2:49 AM   Subscribe

Turducken: it's been discussed on MeFi before (here and here), but now it's gone mainstream: an article and recipe in the NYTimes. Anybody having one next week?
posted by josephtate (21 comments total)
interesting as I missed the previous posts, but even I gotta say what the f*ck are you posting about it again for?
posted by Frasermoo at 2:59 AM on November 20, 2002

Scary to think that MeFi has been around long enough to get its own holiday traditions (viz, the Annual Turducken Post). Not to mention the new written constitution. UN-recognised statehood can't be far off.

But you do realise what this means next: come Christmas, Matt will have to dress up like the Queen and deliver a half-hour speech to his loyal subjects.
posted by rory at 4:18 AM on November 20, 2002

It's apparently a yearly Metafilter ritual, because, well there's really not enough to talk about around here.
posted by jeremias at 4:20 AM on November 20, 2002

Well, some folks, like me, weren't around last year, so I think it's fine.

As for the Turducken - nasty. To me the best part about Turkey is the crispy roasted skin, why cover that up with a plain old chicken and fatty duck. And I couldn't give two shits if John Madden likes it, judging from his girth, it's just an excuse to fit three different forms of fowl into his gob.
posted by CoolHandPuke at 4:51 AM on November 20, 2002

"This Turducken! It vibrates!"
posted by Shane at 6:09 AM on November 20, 2002

This is a family tradition for us, and let me tell you I look forward to it every year! mmm mmm good! Then again I grew up in the deep south where the alternative would be deep frying the turkey, although tasty, not nearly as clever.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:16 AM on November 20, 2002

this turducken, it don't impress me much, cuz I heard tell of this guy up in central Ontario that roasts a whole pig with two turduckens in it. amateurs, these turducken cookers.
posted by Fabulon7 at 6:24 AM on November 20, 2002

At the risk of sounding partisan: None of this Thanksgiving fare is interesting to me, except in an odd "Look at what some people will put in their mouths" sort of way. I'm a vegetarian--it's all just animal corpse to me.
posted by Shane at 6:56 AM on November 20, 2002

I don't eat any plant products, I'm trying to save the environment by consuming only animal proteins rather than leeching the soil and destroying the forests for more farmland. I also wear nothing but leather. To me a "tofurkey" or gluten roast just looks like another silted in river, vast desert wasteland or eroded mountain side.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:13 AM on November 20, 2002


posted by Frasermoo at 7:24 AM on November 20, 2002

This story has shown up in major media outlets every year for at least the last 3 years.

Maybe each newspaper should take the guy who wrote this year's article, shove him inside the guy who wrote last year's article, and shove him up the guy who wrote the first article.

Now that's what leads to objective, insightful reporting.
posted by busbyism at 7:39 AM on November 20, 2002

It costs about 200 bucks to mail a 12 lb turducken to Turkmenistan. Imagine that.

I'm a vegetarian--it's all just animal corpse to me.

I am too. Or at least about 98% of the time. However, one Christmas a friend of mine roasted a goose stuffed with a duck stuffed with an exquisite lemon-thyme breaded dressing. Mmmm. Go for the goose, people. Leave the turkeys for Thanksgiving.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:44 AM on November 20, 2002

I am no vegetarian.....but I refuse to eat anything that begins with the word "Turd". Just couldn't get past that....
posted by SweetIceT at 8:30 AM on November 20, 2002

And you call yourself SweetIceT, what's next bashing collard greens? grits? For shame Sweet-t, for shame!

You could have called yourself Brautwerst and bashed Yankee Potroast because it starts with the word Yank (couldn't think of any better appropriate Northern US foods)!!

What about the 'uckin' part? Everybody loves 'uckin'!
posted by Pollomacho at 8:46 AM on November 20, 2002

What this turducken needs is to be wrapped in pork, then a rack of lamb, then flank steak. Then it would good eatin'.
posted by Ty Webb at 8:52 AM on November 20, 2002

I'm a vegetarian--it's all just animal corpse to me.

I'm not a vegetarian, but after reading that article I'm seriously considering it.
posted by mmoncur at 8:55 AM on November 20, 2002

I gotta say after reading that article I'm sitting at my desk with an enormous hunger crawling through me. If only I could buy turduken somewhere in DC (and if only I knew how to cook beyond using a Forman grill)
posted by pjgulliver at 9:42 AM on November 20, 2002

Nope...I love collards, grits...boiled peanuts...even been known to eat a little fat back now and again...just nothing with a turd in it!
posted by SweetIceT at 11:01 AM on November 20, 2002

Pj, Maybe Georgia Brown's? Or make your own following the recipe in the FPP!
posted by Pollomacho at 11:02 AM on November 20, 2002

So I guess adding tofu to turkey is "tofuckin."
posted by alou73 at 1:34 PM on November 20, 2002

alou73: that name might be acceptable for tofu and chicken but, for tofu and turkey, it's just disturbing.
posted by jamespake at 3:50 PM on December 10, 2002

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