Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Turkey

Everyone learns about the early settlers who journeyed to America. These Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving feast with the famous turkey. One Native American name for turkey is "firkee," and this may have been how the bird got its name. Turkey is always served for Thanksgiving dinner on the fourth Thursday in each November, but it is certain to please on other occasions. Age will determine the taste of a turkey. An older male or younger "girl" turkey is preferred. Turkeys are nourishing and can be turned into versatile meals. There is some work involved in cooking a turkey, but it is worth the trouble. The world concurs that Americans prepare the most superb turkeys.

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