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celebrating the glories of eating in brooklyn. from the gut.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Eating as an Act of Conservation

I bit the bullet and decided to spend a little extra on a heritage turkey this year. I ordered it from Staubitz Market. There was a slight price reduction from $9.99 to $7.99 a pound, which is not really the reason why I ordered it. At one point the Narragansett breed, the oldest in North America, was nearly extinct and ironically the best way to bring them back from near extinction was to start eating them. The bigger the market, the more birds they'll raise. This really sold me. Here are a few interesting links:

Articles:
Gobbling up heritage turkey

Have a Heritage Turkey: The old bird wins a side-by-side taste-off

Recipes:

How to Roast a Heritage Turkey

Heritage Turkey with Rosemary Maple Butter

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Staubitz has great poultry. If you have not tried the air dried Canadian chicken, do it! It is amazing.

5:26 PM

 
Blogger meresy_g said...

I checked out the Staubitz site. Very nice. And they have Bell and Evans chicken, which comes from Lancaster County. In fact, should you buy that chicken, there is a very good chance that it was raised on a farm in my neighborhood. We have three Bell and Evans chicken houses right around our house. They also raise Sauders Eggs, so buy them too if you see them. Good luck with your turkey. My great grandmother always cooked them breast-side down. They stayed much moister that way.

10:14 AM

 

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