November 23, 2006 |
Flyer and Fryer might be America's luckiest turkeys. Thanks to an official presidential pardon, neither is in danger of being jabbed in the thigh with a meat thermometer today. "Flyer is probably wondering where he's going to wind up tomorrow. He's probably thinking he's going to end up on somebody's table," President Bush said during a Wednesday morning ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. "Well, I'm happy to report that he and Fryer both have many tomorrows ahead of them."
November 23, 1994 |
Let's talk turkey for a moment, shall we? Some folks are doing a little belt-tightening when it comes to shopping for this year's Thanksgiving dinner. Others have plenty of room to spare. With the inflation rate holding steady nationwide, the cost of this year's holiday feast depends simply on where you live and where you shop.
November 23, 1998 |
Vice-Gobbler Bureau: Every Thanksgiving, Washington holds one of its strangest ceremonies: the pardoning of a turkey by the president. The lucky bird arrives at the White House with an entourage from the National Turkey Federation, which includes a backup bird who is ready to be sworn in if the first gobbler dies or is assassinated. So far, the vice-turkeys haven't been needed during the 51-year history of the ritual, according to U.S. News & World Report.
April 16, 1987 |
Turkey, hailed as the "great American bird" and a hallowed holiday tradition, appears to be going mainstream. Many cooks will serve turkey for their Easter dinner this year. Thirty years ago, 90% of all turkey was purchased in November and December. Today, 60% is bought in the first 10 months of the year. According to the National Turkey Federation, Americans ate an estimated 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2009 |
The millions of turkeys headed to the slaughterhouse and into the oven this Thanksgiving will receive no additional reprieve from the law. FOR THE RECORD: A subheadline on an earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that a federal appeals panel ruled that the Humane Society had no grounds to sue the USDA for asserting that a 1958 congressional act mandating humane slaughter does not extend to poultry. The appeals panel said the society has no standing to sue. Ruling on a four-year legal battle over the regulation of poultry slaughter, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week threw out a lawsuit challenging the government's position that a half-century-old congressional act on humane slaughter does not extend to animals of the feathered kind.
November 17, 2001 |
With more people expected to stay home this Thanksgiving, supermarkets are gearing up for an economic feast, stocking more sweet potatoes, pumpkin pies and bigger birds too. But that also means consumers will see fewer free turkeys and steep discounts. With strong sales projected, supermarkets are not feeling compelled to offer the same huge discounts on turkey and other items that they did in years past, farm economists said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1996 |
I once suggested duck for Thanksgiving dinner. You don't suggest duck to a holiday traditionalist like my wife. We'll have turkey today. We've already got the Christmas turkey in the freezer. That's because my wife says turkey just doesn't taste the same if you can't get it free through supermarket bargains. My favorite turkey story comes from the movie "The Accidental Tourist," when the eccentric family gets up before dawn to cook the Thanksgiving bird at 140 degrees. For the record, the U.S.