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Re: CHAT: cross-culturation

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Monday, December 3, 2001, 21:33
Adam Walker wrote:

>There is such a thing as turkey ham. It's made from the dark meat and
>in lots of lunch meat packages.
Right. Also turkey bacon, turkey hotdogs, turkey bratwurst-- apparently turkey kielbasa too.
>Check it out next time you're at the supermarket. (I'm speaking to
Americans.) I _do_ check very carefully, because <rant> I loathe most of these products, and sometimes "turkey" is in rather small print. They are so heavily processed and chemicalized that they might as well carry the DuPont or Dow Chemical label. </rant> My dear amusing lesbian friends, who have since moved away, used to serve these things, since they refused (as they put it) "to eat anything with breasts". So you never knew quite what you'd get for dinner at their house. Though I must confess, I scarfed down several turkey brats without knowing what they were, and their turkey chili was pretty good. But garlic and lots of spice covers a multitude of sins. One of the women worked briefly (as an accountant) for a local company that produced these turkey products, and the experience pretty much turned her off the whole idea. Like laws and sausage, you don't want to see them being made.