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Heritage turkeys--worth it?


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Heritage turkeys--worth it?

nooodles | Oct 3, 2005 03:37 PM

I'm considering getting a 15-20 lb heritage turkey this year instead of the regular Safeway turkey.

I know it will taste better than a regular turkey, but am curious as to how much better others have found these birds to be. As far as I can tell, I'm going to have to dish out $70-100 for one, so it needs to wow the guests as well as me.

$100 isn't too much to spend for a main dish for a dozen or so people. But will they notice a difference, or will they (not all chowish) just think it's another $15 bird from the market?

If people aren't going to bite in and say "Hey, this tastes like no turkey I've ever had before," the price difference could be used to buy a really great ham, a crown roast, a rack of lamb, or something else that everyone can enjoy.

Thanks for all input!

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