Thursday, December 04, 2008
Are you one of those clowns that claims to *like turkey*?
I'll bet you are.
The fact is, no one likes turkey. The tasteless bird is almost as bad as *traffic* at Thanksgiving.
As proof, I submit that NO ONE cooks turkey all year long. If people like it, then why doesn't anyone demand it year-round?
And don't tell me that's because *turkey takes a long time to cook*.
Last Sunday we had dinner guests. You should have seen the sullen look on their faces when I pulled a *bird* out of the oven. For a moment they thought I was hitting them with a turkey four days early. It was a roasted chicken. But how funny would that be to have a huge dinner party every year either the week before or after and serve turkey to guests too polite to complain?
Finally, finally this year, on my 34th Thanksgiving I got to eat something besides the stale bird. At a restaurant on 81st and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan I ordered duck.
Though, if memory serves me, I believe I have in years past boycotted the turkey at dinner time.
Pictured above is one of the appetizers we enjoyed - roast quail wrapped in pancetta. It was delicious. I've never had it before and have to admit that it could have actually been *roast Manhattan pigeon* for all I know.
Of course, I could have eaten a half dozen of these quails. The meal was insufficient and a complete rip-off. Welcome to Manhattan!