By Melissa Brewer

“I love birds. I love to see them flying by, perching on branches, trotting across a meadow. Seeing one in a roasting pan or splayed out on a Thanksgiving platter? Not as much.

But the thing about a holiday turkey is that it is the iconic symbol which screams “festive!” “tradition!” “abundance!” It’s the centerpiece of the table, the flashy dish for which all sides revolve around. Can you have a Thanksgiving feast without a big bird in the midst of it all?”

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