This Thanksgiving, who doesn’t feel thankful?
This year, before succumbing to the December 25 candy and mince pie surge, why not also indulge in a taste of turkey for your meal of Thanksgiving? But where to get your hands on a turkey? Who to kill it? And what goes into a crispy, buttery bird?
Chris Van Epps knows a thing or two about turkey meat, having penned numerous cookbooks and a few episodes of the one-time food show, The Potbelly Sandwich Club. Van Epps, who has served as a consultant for recipes and menus for every major hotel and restaurant chain, including White Castle, McAlister’s Deli, and Holiday Inn, has been challenged with preparing 4,000 pounds of ground turkey in his home.
But on the surface of it, it’s simply not that difficult. Of course, you can’t kill your turkey yourself. But it’s not as daunting as it may sound.
If you’re in the United States, you can order a turkey online. There are plenty of place to get that when you’re in need, but one supermarket giant has been known to have lines wrapped around the block.
In that regard, Amazon does have a list of online and in-store locations nationwide where you can purchase a “turkey without a face,” as the website puts it. But if you’re stuck on the side of the road, two options are available.
There are several CSA farms on offer, including Bryant Acres, which can be picked up by picking up an SSA (United States Social Security Administration) card. There are also some markets, such as Robinson’s Market in Corinna, Indiana.
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