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Subject: Turducken
From: inger vandyke <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 03:20:30 +0000
OK, while this is slightly off topic, it is bird related to a certain extent.  
I was watching Spicks and Specks last night and was horrified to learn about a 
US dish called Turducken.  It is basically a chicken, stuffed inside a duck 
then stuffed inside a turkey and then roasted!  Whoa....  I had no idea they 
did things like this.

I asked some online friends in the US about it and this was the record for this 
style of dish:

The largest recorded nested bird roast is 17 birds, attributed
to a royal feast in France in the early 19th century (originally called
a Rôti Sans Pareil, or "Roast without equal") - 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; it also
suggests that, unlike modern multi-bird roasts, there was no stuffing
or other packing placed in between the birds. This dish probably could
not be recreated in the modern era as many of the listed birds are now
protected species.

Oh my god!  A Lapwing, Bunting, Lark and Warbler?

I was that amused by this, I felt the need to share.




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