Monday, November 20, 2006

Random thoughts on "turducken" in this Thanksgiving season

--Food combinations really shouldn't start out with the word "turd."
--Would a tofu and chicken combo be called "tofucken*"?

The Velvet Blog seems to be working blue today.

*Pronounced toe-FOO-kin.

(FYI on turducken.)


Pappy's Fella said...

Not sure about the semantics, but I remember back in 1988 I had a turkey molded out of smoked tofu... smofu... whatever.

Jim Donahue said...

I have no problem with tofu when it isn't pretending to be something it's not. Tofu in a Chinese stir fry? Fine.

But don't go around masquerading as meat, tofu! You're not fooling anyone.

God Is My Codependent said...

Benjamin Franklin introduced tofu to North America. He also proposed that the turkey be the national bird. So tofurkey seems pretty patriotic.

Will said...

Benjamin Franklin introduced tofu to North America? You're pulling my turkey leg.

punkinsmom said...

Damn him. He did!

ChefNick said...

You're quite right. Any word with a combination of "turd" and "uck" is just not, read NOT destined to be a big winner in a "Name your most popular recipe" sweepstakes. There are certain words that just should not appear in articles that are meant to be conducive to appetite. Among them, "Rotting." In a food column in my local newspaper they have an ongoing series with interviews with local chefs. One of the standard questions is "What's rotting in your fridge right now?"

Who thought that up? Do you want to see the word "rotting" anywhere near an article that has to do with food, let alone chefs?

The word "Turducken" should be banished from the lexicon. Actually, I'll have to say that the word is disgusting, but the end result is even worse. Here's an expression to partner with turducken: gag me with a turducken spoon.