Let’s talk Turkey! No, not the Butterball sitting in the Oval Office. I’m talking about the real thing, the big bird, 46-million of which we Americans will devour on this Thanksgiving Day.
It was the Aztecs who first domesticated the gallopavo, but leave it to the Spanish explorers to “foul-up” the bird’s origins. They declared it to be related to the peacock – Wrong! They also thought the peacock originated in Turkey – Wrong! And, they thought Turkey was located in Africa – well, you can see the Spanish were pretty confused.