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(The Atlantic)   The history of heritage turkeys. Useful if you want to brag about your true heritage turkey and credibly badmouth your hipster neighbors' faux-heritage turkey   (theatlantic.com) divider line 67
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2011-11-23 04:56:27 PM  

jjorsett: Gabrin_Kinoda: LarryDan43: stonelotus: White Oak Pastures, ALBC certified American Standard Bronze. I'll never understand people who don't know or care where their food comes from.

I43 and Rt 50, near the exit ramp, Walworth county wi. Was dead for 2 days. Deep fry should kill anything in it.

Just tell 'em the gravel is buckshot.

And the tire imprints grill marks.


This turkey still has marks from the jockey hitting it.
 
2011-11-23 05:01:25 PM  
I get my turkey from wherever my employer buys them.
 
2011-11-23 05:05:16 PM  
ALBC cites three main criteria for heritage turkeys. First, the bird must be capable of natural reproduction. As bizarre as that sounds, modern strains are unfit for natural mating and must all be artificially inseminated.

Now mind you, I have little sympathy for animal welfare types when it comes to my food, but I have to agree that, if you're raising a critter so fat that it can't even fark properly, you're doing it wrong.
 
2011-11-23 05:15:59 PM  

D3_WR: Rapmaster2000: trot

but can they grow good ol tomatoes and homemade wine?


/has a rifle and a shotgun and a 4wheel drive


I don't think anything is more hipster than urban gardening and boutique distilling. The Subaru Outback is all-wheel drive and guns have been an ironic statement for years.

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Hipsters can surviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!
 
2011-11-23 05:53:38 PM  
I dunno about heritage breeds, but I do find farm-raised turkeys are somewhat better than your salt-soaked Butterball. But who am I kidding? I'd knock over your wheelchair-bound Grandmother for some tasty, tasty turkey.
 
2011-11-23 06:20:47 PM  
I caved in and bought a heritage turkey this year. We'll see. I was curious enought to fork out the money. Not that I bought the crazy super expensive one. The turkey is local (from a farm about an hour and a half away), free range, and a Red Bourbon.
 
2011-11-23 06:30:00 PM  

WrestlerManager: I get my turkey from wherever my employer buys them.


SYSCO FTW!

Loves me some selective breeding, mutant non-walking, ball-o meat every time....

yummy....
 
2011-11-23 06:33:47 PM  
No luck on a shoot-your-own this year. The population is way down, I suspect due in part to the economy. The town's main business is a lumber mill and although it is still in business, it's only running one shift instead of 3 or 4.

Both my wife and I are shying away from "heritage" anything these days. Total disaster in the garden this year. From now on, we'll go with hybrid vigor.
 
2011-11-23 06:35:54 PM  
I'd be so worried that my crappy cooking would destroy it that I'd probably stick the normal frozen turkey.
 
2011-11-23 06:51:59 PM  
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But I'm only 1/16 native american!
 
2011-11-23 07:28:44 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Everyone knows that hipsters will be preparing the turkey that they shot on one of their hunting trips from last spring. Hipsters can skin a buck and they can run a trot line. Hipsters can survive.


Do you think a hipster even knows what a trotline is? Or if they do, where you'd actually find one?
 
2011-11-23 07:30:16 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I don't think anything is more hipster than urban gardening and boutique distilling. The Subaru Outback is all-wheel drive and guns have been an ironic statement for years.



This.
 
2011-11-23 08:02:21 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: you know what it better than turkey?

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that's right. i said it. turkey is only good on sandwiches after thanksgiving and christmas. Ham is great anytime.


We have both every year. My brother is a programmer, and each year the little company he works for gives him a ham. One year it was from Omaha Steaks, and I swear it was the most delicious thing ever. Mom cooks both the Turkey and Ham along with her dressing which is outstanding, and about 8 other sides and 4 desserts and ooohhhh man I can't wait until tomorrow!
 
2011-11-23 08:13:43 PM  
My turkey came over on the Mayflower.
 
2011-11-23 08:20:36 PM  

Sasquach: profplump: stonelotus: I'll never understand people who don't know or care where their food comes from.

Replace "food" with "capacitors" or "cotton" or "books" and you'll understand. You've decided it's important to you, and that's fine. But most people don't care for the same reasons you don't know or care where the glue that went into your book binding came from -- the cost of finding out is often much higher than the benefit of knowing.

Sir, I respectfully disagree for the singular reason that I won't be eating any capacitors/cotton/books (at least I don't intend to) .


You'll eat what you're served and be HAPPY that you have capacitors to eat!
 
2011-11-23 08:42:15 PM  
Turducken is better than any plain ol' turkey ...
Original Turducken

(Especially when it's stuffed with Italian sausage stuffing. Dammit ... Wish it was thanksgiving again ...)
 
2011-11-23 10:03:10 PM  

WrestlerManager: I get my turkey from wherever my employer buys them.


i1207.photobucket.com

Pookie? Is that you?
 
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