Let's Face It, Turkey Just Isn't Very Good

Erik Cooper —  November 24, 2010 — 3 Comments

Let’s face it folks, turkey just isn’t very good. Yet year after year we continue to prop up this less than stellar choice of cuisine by giving it it’s own holiday.  It’s time to expose turkey for what it is: a culinary disappointment.

Turkey is to Thanksgiving what Tom Cruise is to acting.  It’s reputation far exceeds it’s deliverables. But year after year our tables are held hostage to this dry, tasteless bird, like our TV’s to the hapless Detroit Lions.  Tradition cloaks the truth.


But not anymore.  I’m taking a stand.  I’m calling the fowl foul.

Culinary design has made great strides since the Pilgrims and Indians celebrated that first Thanksgiving. There’s even an entire network committed to creative food preparation.  We can do better!  Let’s start a movement!  Where’s Guy Fieri and that white, spikey hair?

Chicken cacciatori.  Hibachi grills.  Barbecue chicken pizza.  Give us something.

This holiday needs an upgrade.  Progress.  Let’s bring taste back to Thanksgiving (and maybe some real football teams, too?).  Who’s with me?

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.  Try and enjoy your bird (and the Lions).

3 responses to Let's Face It, Turkey Just Isn't Very Good

  1. Wow! I have to say…as a Lion’s fan I am deeply wounded. Like the parent of an ugly child I am not able to come to grips with the truth…I just can’t.

    Hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy the Turkey…and the one time my team gets national attention for whatever reason.

  2. I shucked out good money on a Honey Baked Ham and I don’t regret one penny! Having said that, I don’t think turkey is as bad as watermelon and I will have one piece of smoked turkey today along side my two plate size portions of delicious ham. 🙂

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