Two weeks ago I went to my parents home for a gathering of their cooking club. Every six to eight weeks they get together with five other couples and cook food from a given region or within a theme. The food is always excellent.

Their last theme was basically Thanksgiving on steroids.

With the help of one of the other cooking club members and former butcher, Nello, my father made a turducken.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with turducken, it is a turkey stuffed with a chicken, that is stuffed with a duck, and three types of stuffing. If you’re keeping score at home, the stuffings are made from andouille sausage, cornbread, and the Spira Family stuffing which is largely crackers and mushrooms.

The meal was breathtaking.

The turkey was the best turkey I’ve ever had.

The chicken was the best chicken I’ve ever had.

The duck was the best duck I’ve ever had.

Together they were perfect.

My conclusion: Duck fat makes everything better.

4 thoughts on “Turducken

  1. The turkducken has long be a John Madden (ex-Oakland Raider coach, ex-NFL announcer). I even saw the chubby lady from the South make it on the Food Network this weekend. I’d love to try it sometime.

    On a some-what related note, bacon also makes everything taste better. This past weekend I made a Three Little Pigs sandwich for the Eagles/Bears game (I first hast this sandwich in Chicago): http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_k_nj/4125639853/

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