The legions of turducken fans are growing by the day. Many have messaged us saying they will never go back to regular turkey at the main holiday meals - mainly, Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, we still hear from many people saying that Turducken is not for them and often the reason they give is just not true. Instead of heading into another holiday eating season defending the epic main that is the Echelon Foods Turducken, we thought we’d take a proactive approach and lay rest to some falsehoods. Doubters, ‘nay-sayers’, skeptics, and traditionalists take heed as we bust these common myths and misconceptions about the ultimate holiday feast – turducken:
Every so often an opportunity to try something new comes your way and you just have to say yes. That is how we ended up sitting around the table with friends, explaining to a two year old that a Turducken would probably say, “gobble-quack-a-doodle-doo!”
Wow your Super Bowl guests with an Original Turducken Premium Roast from Echelon Foods. Our turducken roast even looks like a football! Your friends will be "Raven" about it and it easily feeds "4-9" people. (Sorry).
Our turducken roast is totally boneless and very easy to cook. You can bake it in the oven, slow cook it in a crock pot or put it on a rotisserie on the BBQ. It is available with a Spicy Italian sausage stuffing or a Chicken Apple sausage stuffing.
Ask for it by name at your favorite grocery store, or contact us to help you out.
The Original Turducken is ideal for Easter too!
Early explorers to the New World quickly acquired a taste for turkey and took birds back to Europe. By the 1500s, turkeys were being raised domestically in Italy, France and England. When the Pilgrims and other settlers arrived in America, they were already familiar with raising and eating turkey and naturally included it as part of their Thanksgiving feast.
Some experts think the first Thanksgiving dinner was served by the Pilgrims in 1621. Others credit the settlers of Virginia's Jamestown with celebrating the first Thanksgiving as their version of England's ancient Harvest Home Festival.
President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, supposedly as a response to a campaign organized by magazine editor Sara Joseph Hale. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day forward one week, as it is presently celebrated.
Source: National Turkey Federation website (www.eatturkey.com)
Q: Thanksgiving has traditionally been the start of the Christmas season in the U.S. Which U.S. President moved Thanksgiving back a week to extend the holiday shopping season?
A: Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the move in an attempt to help out retailers suffering through the Depression. Since 1859 U.S. Thanksgiving had been celebrated on November 30th, but in 1939 FDR declared the holiday to be the fourth Thursday in November (November 23 of that year). Two years later FDR signed a bill making the move permanent and official.