It's now one week until the big day (Thanksgiving to the uninitiated), and today the topic of turducken makes its appearance.
Even if you've never thought of stuffing a chicken inside of a duck and stuffing that into a turkey, you may have heard it referenced by former NFL head coach and color commentator John Madden.
Back in the day (when there were only 2 NFL games on Thanksgiving), John Madden would wax poetic about this triple threat of poultry. He even would have it in his bus and on the sideline after the game for the winners. The losers got stuck with that ol' one bird deal.
As a kid, I had never heard of such a thing. My cynical nature started early on, because I believed that it was a "made for TV" entree. There's no way anyone would serve such a thing, not in a restaurant, not in my own home. It doesn't exist. Madden made this up on his bus one day after one too many. He HAD to have.
But as I got older, I realized that turducken is a real deal meal. I would never think to make one, but alas, you can have someone else do that for you.
Apparently in Maurice, Louisiana, Hebert’s Specialty Meats produces more than 3,000 turduckens every year.
The Wisconsin State Journal, however, has decided to give it a go. It's fascinating really, it a, "watching damage from a car wreck," sort of way.
But here's the REAL kicker. How about the "turducken of pastry"? WNFL host and fellow food lover Nick Vitrano, along with Wheels in Motion blogger Jason Miller showed me THIS.
It's called a Pummple. Here's the description:
"Apple and Pumpkin Pies baked inside vanilla and chocolate cakes covered with vanilla butter cream."
This is something of a baking skill which I do not possess. However, it looks so intoxicating, that I might want to try.
You may ask yourself: Self....who on earth would eat such concoctions?
Answer: Anyone with taste buds and a deep stomach. Or those who have no self-esteem.
Either way, there are people who will order this, lots of them. The Flying Monkey Bakery's top FAQ deals with why they're NOT shipping them, yet.
That's the part that really irks Vitrano and Miller, along with apparently several others in the building at 1420 Bellevue.
Who's trying one or both this Thanksgiving?? I hope to say me.