Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch.
Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way.
In return, we offer them a virtual White Russian.
Today Anamaris Cousins wrote about 10 ways to screw up the Thanksgiving turkey.
Which led commenter MadMac to express disdain for this traditional fare:
I know we all eat this bird, (vegans excluded; respect!) 'cause we always have, or because it's a tradition, or because it's so healthy but does anyone really like this thing? Or is it just a way to torment a lot of people and/or demean your spouse, (well, you know dear, my mom/dad/dutch uncle's turkey was golden-er, juicier, a better dancer and a snappier dresser than yours)?
Before my mom was banned from cooking, (allegations of child abuse, probably by me) we suffered with this thing. I've dinned out and catered in and whether it's white table clothe or cardboard box, it taste the same. Bland and dry.
Even my wife's family (my family only celebrates early release/parole days) puts one of these things on the table and NO ONE wants it. The brisket is mauled, the ham is massacred like a Corleone, and even the game is done in before anyone looks at this bird. But then everyone thinly slices at this turkey, (invective form) to take for some mythical left-over banquet never to be discussed.
All right EOW Nation, what about the rest of you? Will you be serving turkey this Thanksgiving, or will you go another route?
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