Does anyone here really NOT like turkey?
By Joe Herdler
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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• Cambridge, England
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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• United Kingdom
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.