Turkey Tails: It’s What’s for Dinner

Turkey Tails: It’s What’s for Dinner
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes This Thanksgiving, after guests spar over which turkey piece is theirs, you may be tempted to discard the leftover turkey tail. This is the triangular part at the end which when roasted turns crispy. However, many chefs argue that the “last part over the fence is the best bite of the bird.” I encourage you to try it, eat it, and use it to not only help with food waste but also to send a message to Big Ag and the globalized poultry industry. After World War II the U.S. poultry industry was raising turkeys in excess. Producers foresaw Americans not enjoying turkey tail meat and started chopping it off prior to sale. Around the ‘50s and up until today, the trend of favoring white meat over dark meat prevailed. If turkey tails were offered, they probably would not have been favored. Turkey

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