Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Whoo-hoo!
That means people start calling the National Wild Turkey Federation looking for someone to talk turkey. And sometimes they end up with me.
Earlier this week I chatted with Jim and Trav on The Revolution — one wacky outdoor radio show. Click here to hear it. (Be patient. It may take a minute or so to load. And, yes, it’s a hour-long show, but I’m the first one up.)
They were searching for someone to talk about cooking wild turkey. Their first pick was James Africano, executive chef for Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico. Chef James couldn’t do the interview, but remembered me from my hunt out there this spring … and that I’m working on a cookbook for the NWTF.
Basically, I was the consolation prize. But I’m not hurt, because I learned a couple things about myself during my 10-minute on-air stint.
1. I say “you know” WAY too much.
2. If you answer questions with enough authority, people believe you.
I’m not talking about the cooking tips. Those I have down pat. It was the turkey trivia.
I feel bad because some of my answers were, well, bad. And I won the trivia contest with these bad answers. So I’m here to set the record straight.
Turkeys CAN fly 55 miles per hour.
I wasn’t TOTALLY wrong. They fly 35 mph (which is what I said), but they do it in order to get to 55.
Now, I know. And you do too.