The birds pictured below are the real wild turkeys. The kind who visit often. Some of them are quite ferocious. One day about half a dozen of them gathered outside and pecked madly on the windows and the door sidelights on the lower level of the house. I was afraid that they would succeed in breaking into the house.
But most of the time they are peaceful and dumb. Very dumb. A whole flock will cross the roads around here without paying the slightest attention to the traffic.
These are not the kind you want to eat. They are tough old birds with tiny breasts. But in the fall of 1621 the Pilgrims were happy to have even them to eat.
When it comes to stuffed turkey recipes I decided to go international. I came upon a recipe in Marosvásárhelyi Infó, a Hungarian Internet publication from Târgu Mureș, Romania. The original recipe appeared in Urbanlifestyle /Oraşul găteşte, a Romanian-language publication. Soon enough I found the original Romanian version called “Curcan umplut” which simply means stuffed turkey, or “töltött pulyka” in the Hungarian version.
It does look great.
As Julia Child would say: Bon appétit!