Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Farm Fresh: Old Birds with Little Red Berries


The hybrid Broad Breasted White turkey produces more meat (mostly white meat) at less cost than any other bird. This has made it so popular among producers and consumers that it has pushed almost every other breed of turkey into extinction, or close to it. This is the classic Thanksgiving turkey you see on television and in cookbooks and glossy magazines, but it is not the turkey that great-grandma served, or the pilgrims for that matter. It has been selectively bred to have, above all else, huge breasts full of juicy white meat.

Abnormally large breasts? Juicy white meat? Our foremothers would have been shocked!

Continued at... Old Birds with Little Red Berries
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