The Year of the Turkey

Despite its enshrined place in the North American culinary lexicon, the mere mention of the word “turkey,” as early as Halloween, causes tempers to flare and quarrels to erupt in my family. Disdain for the big bird is entrenched, virulent, intergenerational, and even cuts across blood lines. We are a contentious tribe of turkophiles, turkophiliacs and turkophobes.

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