Great Oklahoma Tastes to Celebrate the Holidays

Thanksgiving in Oklahoma

Our family likes to eat & drink locally whenever possible - some might call us locavores. Just don't call us late for dinner! Naturally, our recent shopping has been with eye toward the impending holidays. This is the time of year when I traditionally lobby for the untraditional, the irrational...the turducken.

What culinary symbol of American bounty could compare to The Holiday Turducken? A turkey stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken, each layer married with layers of succulent dressing. Nothing exceeds like excess!

You could make it all yourself, but here's an Oklahoma food tip: Hebert’s Specialty Meats in Tulsa makes a great Turduchen, ready for your oven!

Hebert's Tulsa, like the store in Houston, utilizes recipes and guidance from Hebert's in Maurice, Louisiana to create a diverse ensemble of specialty stuffed meats. Call or drop Hebert's an email and you can pick up your turducken ready-to-cook or have it shipped. http://www.hebertsmeats.com/

Home just got a whole lot spicier! Of course, this begs the question: What Oklahoma wine do you serve with your Oklahoma turducken? Some folks recommend a bold and spicy Cabernet; others suggest a complex Merlot or fruity Sauvignon Blanc. Although it is not my custom to make wine pairing suggestions, I will make an exception for the holidays and recommend all three (not inserted inside one another). Remember the theme: nothing exceeds like excess!

Happy Holidays!

ps: More Oklahoma holiday cuisine tips here. Updated 12-08-2005 to correct the link.

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