Why Americans Call Turkey

Where did the delicious turkey get its name? And why do other languages refer to it as the Indian chicken, the French chicken, the Dutch chicken, the Calcutta hen, or the guinea-fowl-rooster-peacock? This recent article in The Atlantic delves into the uncertain etymology of the turkey, and proposes a few new names for those who want to be more authentically American. How about huehxolotl or omahksipi’kssii?

Whatever you call it, we hope you enjoy some delicious food this Thanksgiving!

-Jeremy, Sara, and the kids

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