National poultry day
March 19th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Have a fowl feast on March 19 because it's National Poultry Day!

You won't have any trouble keeping your options open on this holiday: Poultry, the term used to define domesticated birds that are raised for their eggs and meat, includes chicken, quail, turkey, duck, goose and pheasant.

The first "white meat" (the other being pork) is the second most widely eaten meat in the world. Poultry legs, wings, breasts and thighs are the favorites for consumption, but roasting the whole bird is also an agreeable option, especially around the holidays.

There's more than one way to cook a bird, so roast, bake, fry, grill, stir fry, sauté, glaze, marinate, poach and kebab to your heart's content. Poultry and lemon pair well together, so amp up the flavor in favor of your usual roast chicken and glaze it with lemon curd. It could be life-changing.

Not feeling like serving the bird? It's also National Chocolate Caramel Day, so grab your favorite combination of both or dive in to this mouthwatering chocolate and caramel bread pudding. Whether you go sweet or savory, one of these two is sure to put a smile on your face.



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  1. Don

    Couldn't you have given us some warning about this day, maybe last week? We're having scallops for dinner.

    March 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
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