THE TURKEY BURGER Thursday, June 06, 2013

turkey burgerJune is National Turkey Lovers Month.

With that in mind, let us clear up some myths that have long fenced in and pigeon-holed this widely misunderstood bird.

Myth No. 1: Turkeys are the most American of birds. True. more so than even eagles. That’s because long before roaming farms, turkeys roamed only the great forests of North America. Eagles? They mostly come from Africa and Asia.

Myth No. 2: Turkeys can’t fly. False. They can fly, just not very far, nor very long.

Myth No. 3: Turkeys are so stupid that they drown when it rains because they can’t remember to close their gaping mouths and just stare at their own feet. False. This myth is stupid.

Myth No. 4: Turkeys, because, they possess a high concentration of tryptophan, make you drowsy. False. Booze, when consumed with turkey, makes you drowsy.

Myth No. 5: When you don’t want chicken and you don’t want fish, a Turkey Burger is a great substitute for a hamburger. True.

And like a hamburger, our comes with the usual fixins (lettuce, tomatoes, onions and housemade shallot aioli). There’s lots of extra fixins to choose from, too, but just because, ask for yours with sauteéd mushrooms and melted gruyère. Seriously. Trust.