We at The Standard would like to wish our US counterparts a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Of course we’d hate to think that just because it’s not a traditional holiday here in NZ we should be in any way deterred from eating till we can’t move as is the tradition in the US – gluttony in the interests of international solidarity.
Ordinary old turkey not your thing? Pictured above is a turducken (Link to NYT) – a partially de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken.
The Wikipedia numbers suggest that a single serving (1/12) will provide nearly the entirety of your daily energy requirements – the vast percentage, as you might expect, from fat. You might want to go for a brisk walk afterwards. I’d suggest 150Km.
Three birds not enough for you? Again from Wikipedia, apparently “The largest recorded nested bird roast is 17 birds, attributed to a royal feast in France in the 19th century – a bustard stuffed with a turkey, a goose, a pheasant, a chicken, a duck, a guinea fowl, a teal, a woodcock, a partridge, a plover, a lapwing, a quail, a thrush, a lark, an Ortolan Bunting and a Garden Warbler. The final bird is small enough that it can be stuffed with a single olive”…
Though they’re quick to point out that “This dish probably could not be recreated in the modern era as many of the listed birds are now protected species.”