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Who cooks the Turkey?

post #1 of 16
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So my sister and I were dyscusing the ?. Who more cooks the Turkey on the Holiday? Men or Women? what do you think?
post #2 of 16
Just guessing, and despite the fact I am the cook in my house, I would say more women than men.

Thanksgiving is, traditionally, the day the women really shine, pulling out all the cooking stops. As much as the food itself, Thanksgiving is a traditional way for the women of the extended family to get together in the kitchen and share all the love and enjoyment of each other's company that is missing through much of the year.

Who was it said men bond over beer; women bond over vanilla.
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post #3 of 16
I"d say women unless there's frying involved, then the men do it. The turkey is really beside the point, though. It gets top billing, but what is Thanksgiving without all the other fixings? The turkey is the easy part whether it's men or women doing the cooking; it's the rest of the stuff that take skill to pull off.
post #4 of 16
My grandmothers always cooked the turkey on holidays along with the ham, chicken, and tons of other dishes. A few times my dad smoked a turkey and/or ham.

Today, I cook the turkey. Les helps me with some dishes but overall, I am in charge of holiday meals. This year we're debating on smoking our turkey. If we go that route, then we'll work together on it.
post #5 of 16

Who cooks the turkey?

Has always been the woman in my family, however, hubby is smoking a 2nd this year.
post #6 of 16
For years and year it was my Dad. (mom couldn't stand to touch meat) Then I came home from Culinary School so it became by job to turn out holiday meals. My dad gave up the job to me (his daughter) but recently he has been interested in learning how I do it so we're doing it together this year.
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post #7 of 16
It's a tie :chef:
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post #8 of 16

who cooks the turkey?

i think the women cook the turkey, and the men carve it....usually there is so much going on in the kitchen in the last half hour trying to get everything bowled and plated, that the menfolk put down their remotes and beer and do in the end pitch in.. they are also usually 'proud as peacocks' when carving..i don't know if anyone actually carves Tom at the table anymore with, god forbid, those awful electric knives that sound like mini chainsaws and send chunks of turkey flying through the air..i think most of the time the turkey is carved in the kitchen and then passed around the table family style...gosh, i'm getting hungry and excited just thinking about all the food, family and friends..sorry about you guys 'across the pond' who don't join in this purely food obsessed ritual..we'll have another helping of mashers for you!
joey

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post #9 of 16
When we are doing it at my house or at our favorite place (the awesome sand dunes of Glamis, CA) I do the turkey, whether it is Oven, BBQ, or frying. My wife makes the desserts. I also wither BBQ or deep fry a turkey Wednesday before Thanksgiving in my company's parking lot for a pot luck.

This year we are at my mother-in-laws. She does the turkey and my father-in-law carves it.
post #10 of 16
I would have been doing the cooking but my mom, wife and who knows who else think that my food is too fancy and that i like "the weird stuff"

my mom basiclly kicked me out of her kitchen even though we were supposed to come up with a menu together and do it together. but yeah she told people i wasnt making anything so it was the nice way to tell me im not allowed
post #11 of 16
Ghetto, I'm sorry you aren't able to use your new skills for your family's Thanksgiving. Sometimes it's hard for people to allow change especially on such a tradition laden holiday.

So....come to my house and cook weird things all day long if you want. Just be sure NOT to put anything sweet in or on the sweet potatoes! Marshmallows are not allowed in my Thanksgiving house.
post #12 of 16
Don't be such a buzz kill. Marshmallows are little puffs of Heaven and are welcome on my yams anytime. Throw in some pecans and you have a party.
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post #13 of 16
Buzz kill?! BUZZ KILL? Oooooh, them's fightin' words! I can buzz with the best of them!!! I'd just prefer my buzzes from the wine first and during and the desserts after. You can have your marshmallows and pecans, but keep your stinkin sugar OFF my sweet potatoes!:p
post #14 of 16
Don't you have a Bar Mitzvah to cater or something?
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post #15 of 16
I don't care who cooks the turkey as long as they keep the fond in shape.

And then I'll make the gravy, tyvm.
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post #16 of 16
I'm hoping you meant to add a :smiles: or a:suprise:, or maybe even a:p since I thought this was all in jest.
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