so its thanksgiving today. clearly things have gotten off to a rough start, seeing as i'm sober right now. but bigger than all of that, my obsession for the past couple of days has turned to specific culinary delicacy....
No, not that snooty bird... her skanky mutt cousin, TurDuckIn
yes, turduckin and she's not an urban legend she's real yo, but her past is kinda shady.
this culinary cross-breed is a turkey, stuffed with a duck, which is then stuffed with a chicken. all the aforementioned birds are partially deboned and between each layer is a smearing of sausage meat, ya know to keep things together.
The exact origin of the Turduckin is not quite clear but it has been attributed to Southern Creole culture; though the art of stuffing multiple birds has been around since the middle ages.
The largest recorded nested bird roast is 17 birds, attributed to a royal feast in France in the 19th century: a bustergophechiduckneaealcockidgeoverwingailusharkolanbler (originally called a Rôti Sans Pareil, or "Roast without equal") - a bustard stuffed with a turkey, a goose, a pheasant, a chicken, a duck, a guinea fowl, a teal, a woodcock, a partridge, a plover, a lapwing, a quail, a thrush, a lark, an Ortolan Bunting and a Garden Warbler. The final bird is small enough that it can be stuffed with a single olive; it also suggests that, unlike modern multi-bird roasts, there was no stuffing or other packing placed in between the birds. This dish probably could not be recreated in the modern era as many of the listed birds are now protected species.
-This was extracted from the wikipedia entry on Turduckin
either way we need to be accepting of TurDuckin. yeah, everyone loves a turkey, but turkeys are just a lil too straight laced for me. i'm a round the way girl, and we all have murky pasts and sure people have misconceptions about us all....but we should embrace the TurDuckin, just like we do our wayward stripper cousin.