Does anyone here really NOT like turkey?

December 6, 2018 9:38am CST
Hi Again, Does anyone else NOT like turkey? I cannot stand turkey for thanksgiving or Christmas. I guess I am strange, but I just do not like turkey. It is dry, relatively tasteless, and tough. I much prefer chicken or quail. For thanksgiving, my wife makes turkey, but also bakes a chicken, and this year, cooked some quail that I hunted the day before. I love every thing else about Thanksgiving... vegetables, potatoes, stuffing, etc. I just wanted to know if anyone else is like me. Thank you very much! Joe
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@maezee (34589)
• United States
6 Dec
I did not back in my meat eating days. It tasted bland and dry to me. But that could be how it was cooked too.
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@owlwings (40054)
• Cambridge, England
6 Dec
Turkey is not my favourite. I find it rather dry, though it shouldn't be tough or flavourless - it certainly does have a distinctive flavour which not everyone likes, probably because most of us have had to eat far more than we wanted to at Thanksgiving and Christmas (though NOT celebrating Thanksgiving is something we have to be thankful for in the UK!). As with any bird, if you buy a turkey which is free-range and corn fed and preferably bred by a local farmer and fresh (not frozen), it will have a much better flavour. I have never had wild turkey but I would expect them to be quite a bit dryer and tougher than a farm raised bird.
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@nawala123 (3759)
• Indonesia
6 Dec
indonesian doent eat turkey, because it takes much time to cook and the price is little bit expensive. but i like eating it, curry turkey, yummy
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
6 Dec
I like turkey, but due to being a vegetarian for decades, I have sort of forgotten what it tastes like.
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@Karenmm (830)
• Nairobi, Kenya
6 Dec
I like chicken for Christmas
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• United Kingdom
6 Dec
I absolutely agree that the commercially bred Turkey is nothing short of eating cardboard. A genuine 'wild' turkey has far more flavour, but for me, Goose if far better all around, Plus you get goose fat to cook your roast potatoes in not only during the festive season but well into next year too.
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@paigea (22674)
• Canada
6 Dec
I love turkey. I mostly like the dark meat, the white meat is kind of dry. I only wish we tended to cook a turkey more often.
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@pitstop (8066)
• India
6 Dec
I've eaten it only a couple of times in the distant past and can't really remember if I liked it or not.
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@1creekgirl (13051)
• United States
6 Dec
My husband's not crazy about turkey, but I love it!
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@nomus24g (25502)
• India
6 Dec
I had it few times in the past...we dont get much of that meat here in our country though...
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• Lenox, Georgia
6 Dec
I hate turkey and so does my husband! Lol. You're definitely not alone.
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Dec
I don't like a turkey leg. It's huge and not that tasty.
@dya80dya (7750)
• Romania
6 Dec
You are not strange. I don't like cheese. But I like turkey. Maybe I am strange because I hate cheese.