It’s the centrepiece of most holiday feasts, but why do we go to so much bother to put a turkey on the table at Christmas or Thanksgiving? Photo: Getty Images
It’s the centrepiece of most holiday feasts, but why do we go to so much bother to put a turkey on the table at Christmas or Thanksgiving? Photo: Getty Images
Andrew Sun
Opinion

Opinion

Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

Is eating turkey worth it? For Christmas or Thanksgiving, it’s dry, awkward, terrible environmentally – and for the birds

  • Whatever you do with a turkey you can do better and easier with a chicken, and if I want status food with little flavour, I’ll order some sharks fin soup
  • The turkey is mainly valued as a showboating spectacle – in this respect, face is as important in Western cultural dynamics as in Chinese ones

It’s the centrepiece of most holiday feasts, but why do we go to so much bother to put a turkey on the table at Christmas or Thanksgiving? Photo: Getty Images
It’s the centrepiece of most holiday feasts, but why do we go to so much bother to put a turkey on the table at Christmas or Thanksgiving? Photo: Getty Images
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