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Turducken, also known as the Three Bird Roast, is a portmanteau of the words turkey, duck and chicken, which refers to a dish in which deboned chicken and duck are stuffed into a deboned turkey. The dish is commonly associated with the holiday Thanksgiving in the United States.


While the exact origin of the turducken is unclear, the owners of Hebert's Specialty Meats in Maurice, Louisiana claim to have created the dish when a customer brought the three birds into their establishment and asked for a custom creation.[3]

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On November 16th, 2012, the BuzzFeedFood YouTube channel uploaded a video titled "How to Make a Turducken" in which butcher Armande Ferrante provides instructions on making the dish (shown below). Within six years, the video accumulated upwards of 1.02 million views and 1,600 comments.

On December 16th, 2013, Twitter user @damana[1] tweeted a photograph of a octopus hanging out of the cavity of a turkey surrounded by crab legs, along with the message "the turducken is obsolete. Behold the cthuken," in reference to the creature Cthulhu (shown below).

Mana @damana The Turduken is obsolete. Behold the Cthuken. 1,199 5:22 AM - Dec 16, 2013 2,250 people are talking about this >

That day, The Gothamist[2] published an article identifying the creator of the dish as database administration Rusty Eulberg, who claimed to have made the Cthurkey two years prior.

On January 21st, 2015, Redditor pixeldustnz submitted a photograph of a lamb stuffed inside a pig stuffed inside of a cow titled "Move over turducken" to /r/WTF[4] (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post received more than 4,500 points (88% upvoted) and 260 comments.

On November 26th, the PETA YouTube channel uploaded a video titled "Tofucken: The Vegan Turducken," demonstrating how to make a tofu-based vegan variation of the dish (shown below, left). Within three years, the video gained over 1.12 million views and 1,000 comments. On October 25th, 2017, YouTuber Jon Tron uploaded a video titled "Turducken Chef" (shown below, right). Within one year, the video accumulated upwards of 4.7 million views and 24,800 comments.

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External References

[1] Twitter – @damana

[2] Gothamist – Horrifying Cthuken Creator Speaks

[3] National Geographic – On the Trail of the Turducken

[4] Reddit – /r/WTF

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