March 30, 2012 at 7:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Turkey Neck Soup Day

Turkey Neck Soup is pretty much what it says – a soup whose stock is made from turkey necks.  It is of course, a soup American in origin (the Turkey also being American).  It also derives from the culture of “Less Than Wealthy and Therefore Less Than Wasteful.”  The neck of the turkey is actually quite meaty.  It’s just tough meat.  Tough meat actually has a lot more flavour than tender meat; you just need to cook it longer to get it tender, which brings out even more of the flavour. Which makes it perfect for soup.

Five Food Finds about Turkey Neck Soup

  • The turkey is named “Tom”, because Ben Franklin always teased “Tom” Jefferson for not picking the turkey as the national bird
  • The turkey was never a staple for native Americans because they were seen as weak.  They were only eaten in…

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