November 27, 2002
Turducken goes mainstream

Today's Chron has this NYT wire story about the history of turducken, the chicken-in-a-duck-in-a-turkey confabulation that Paul Prudhomme claims to have invented. It's a pretty good overview, with some history of stuffing one type of food into another, and they only get precious about quaint Southern folks at the very end. Good thing I just ate lunch, or I'd be hungry about now.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 27, 2002 to Food, glorious food | TrackBack

I remember when one news producer/assistant asked if the things were raised that way or shoved into each other while still alive.

This is why I do not watch local news, among other reasons.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on November 27, 2002 12:40 PM

Did that guy think "There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly" was a true story, too?

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on November 27, 2002 12:58 PM

I'm still holding off for the 4-footed variety of this idea. Let's say ... a rabbit stuffed inside a pig, stuffed inside a cow.

Posted by: Greg Wythe on November 27, 2002 1:09 PM

Well Greggie, you couldn't be closer to the truth. There IS a larger variety of this famous cajun dish. It's middle eastern in nature. Picture this:

20 whole chickens, stuffed with rice and hard boiled eggs. Stuff all the chickens inside a whole lamb. Then stuff the whole lamb inside a whole camel. Serves a friendly crowd of 80-100 people. The recipe is here:

Posted by: Uber on November 28, 2002 9:49 AM

Great Point!
I like it when main stream media pick up on these types of things.

Posted by: Turducken Man on June 30, 2006 2:29 PM