Turducken Crowned “Most Patriotic” Thanksgiving Meal

Turducken Crowned "Most Patriotic" Thanksgiving Meal
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

TUCKER — November 21, 2023 at 2:11 pm PST — In a resounding declaration of American culinary spirit, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPEA) proclaims Turducken the most patriotic Thanksgiving meal by vote of its esteemed members. This beloved dish, a delicious fusion of turkey, duck, and chicken, embodies the rich tradition of Thanksgiving and the diversity that makes America’s food culture truly exceptional.

The USPEA, representing the poultry and egg industry nationwide, conducted a comprehensive survey among its members to determine the quintessential Thanksgiving meal that best captures the essence of American values and traditions. After careful deliberation, Turducken emerged as the clear winner, securing its place as a symbol of patriotic celebration during this cherished holiday.

“For generations, Thanksgiving has been a time for families across the United States to come together and celebrate the values that make our nation great,” said John Anderson, President of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. “This year, our members have spoken loud and clear, choosing Turducken as the most patriotic Thanksgiving meal. It’s a culinary masterpiece that reflects the diversity, creativity, and unity that define the American spirit.”

Turducken, a flavorful feast made by stuffing a deboned chicken inside a deboned duck, which is then placed inside a deboned turkey, has gained popularity over the years for its bold and adventurous approach to traditional Thanksgiving fare. The layers of poultry are often interspersed with flavorful stuffing, creating a mouthwatering combination of tastes and textures that celebrate the abundance and innovation found in American cuisine.

The decision to crown Turducken as the most patriotic Thanksgiving meal reflects not only its deliciousness but also its historical significance. The dish has roots in the American South, where it became a symbol of hospitality and generosity. It embodies the idea of blending different culinary traditions and ingredients to create something uniquely American.

“As we gather around our Thanksgiving tables, Turducken reminds us of the rich tapestry of cultures and flavors that have come together to shape our nation,” said Sarah Mitchell, Vice President of Communications at the USPEA. “It’s a true representation of the ‘melting pot’ concept, where diverse ingredients blend harmoniously to create a delightful, unforgettable meal.”

To celebrate this momentous occasion, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is planning a series of events leading up to Thanksgiving, including cooking demonstrations, recipe contests, and social media campaigns. These activities aim to inspire Americans to embrace Turducken as the ultimate symbol of unity, diversity, and patriotism during the holiday season.

Cooking demonstrations featuring renowned chefs will showcase the versatility of Turducken, offering innovative recipes and cooking tips for those looking to add a touch of creativity to their Thanksgiving table.

Additionally, a nationwide recipe contest will encourage home cooks to share their unique Turducken creations, further highlighting the dish’s adaptability and its ability to bring people together through culinary exploration.

Social media campaigns will encourage Americans to share their Turducken stories, memories, and recipes, fostering a sense of community and togetherness during the Thanksgiving season.

As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association invites everyone to join in celebrating Turducken as the most patriotic Thanksgiving meal. By embracing this delicious and diverse dish, Americans can reaffirm their commitment to the values of unity, inclusivity, and innovation that have always defined our great nation.

For more information about Turducken and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s patriotic Thanksgiving celebrations, please visit www.uspoultry.org.

Media Contact:
Jessica Turner
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
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