It’s been years since that glorious Valentine’s Day when we lit the candles, peered into each others’ eyes and carved the one and only Turducken (chicken wrapped in a duck wrapped in a turkey) we’ve ever had. I bought it online as a lark, and it was salty but edible.
Now, however many years later, I found myself inspired to wow a friend taking me to Patriots-Broncos game with a special Tailgating Turducken. But would I be able to find one locally?
Surprisingly, and perhaps disturbingly, yes, and pretty easily.
Roche Bros., carries them and I splurged for one that cost $8 per pound (chump change next to the cost of a Patriots ticket I suppose).
But we also could have procured one from Whole Foods, which offers Turduckens as a special order item for $5 a pound. My contact said to talk to a butcher there to get specifics on the size range available.
I reached out to John Dewar’s as well, and after looking at the long list of poultry items available there, I suspected a Turducken might be too simple. Perhaps an OstTurDuckQuailGrousKen? As it turns out, they don’t carry Turduckens, but they did direct me to a woman in Connecticut who makes them…
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