Turducken for dogs?

Posted on July 15, 2005 by Aun

I’ve always been equally amused and excited by gourmet dog foods. When S and I spied this line of food, we knew we had to pick up a couple cans for Sascha (the kitchen-shark mentioned a couple days back) and Alix, who is pictured above. We were especially eager to pick up the Turducken can, mostly because, despite never having actually tasted a turducken, we think it may just be one of the most amusing foods around.

For those of you don’t know what a turducken is, it’s a turkey, stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken. Entirely boneless, this fowl triple threat, supposedly created by famed cajun chef Paul Prudhomme, is served roasted and eaten in some parts of the USA at festive occasions (instead of the usual turkey). Personally, I’m dying to try one.

Since, however, we have yet to find someone in Singapore who supplies them, and since I am way too lazy to bone three birds and shove them inside each other, I figured, well, if I can’t try it, that doesn’t mean our dogs shouldn’t. I’m happy to say they loved it, gobbling all of their dinners in seconds. Of course, being greedy Golden Retrievers, they gobble most things pretty quickly.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his bouncing baby boy!

What Others Are Saying

  1. deborah July 15, 2005 at 2:15 pm

    For a nano second, when you said “Since, however, we have yet to find someone in Singapore who supplies them, and since I am way too lazy to bone three birds and shove them inside each other, I figured, well, if I can’t “… I thought oh my goodness… he is going to… oh my… Phew!

    LOL

  2. Michèle July 15, 2005 at 4:33 pm

    Hi,
    I’ve never tried turducken either but it has always held a curious fascination for me. But aside from the food talk, I have to say your dog is beautiful, the shot is great!

  3. gwenda July 15, 2005 at 8:21 pm

    looks interesting! where do you get them from?

  4. Chubby Hubby July 15, 2005 at 9:32 pm

    Saffron: Actually, S did have a small taste. Said it was a tad bland, but otherwise pretty tasty.

    Michele: Thanks. Alix is very flattered.

    Gwenda: The pet shop in Great World City.

  5. eatzycath July 16, 2005 at 12:16 am

    Alix looks beautiful, with those drop-dead doleful eyes and lovely creamy coat! My husband and I love golden retrievers (really easygoing dogs) but our apartment is just too small for us to keep one. Looking at Alix with envy….

  6. enuwy July 16, 2005 at 2:06 am

    I must say that as much as I love your food writing and gorgeous photos, one of my big reasons for coming by is to read about the antics of your dogs. And you always capture them at the perfect moment!

  7. ST July 17, 2005 at 1:50 am

    I wish my dog has better taste when it comes to canned food. He refuses to eat the Turducken and prefers the cheapie Cesar chicken and cheese :)

  8. Eddie Lin July 17, 2005 at 6:27 am

    Turducken is one of the wackiest culinary inventions in my opinion. Doggy turducken had me spraying milk out of my nose.

  9. Chubby Hubby July 17, 2005 at 10:16 am

    eatzycath: Golden Retrievers are amazingly lazy. We live in a 1200 st ft apartment and have two. As long as they get a daily walk, they’re more than happy to sleep in an air conditioned room most of the day.

    enuwy: Thanks. They’re always keeping us amused and on our toes.

    st: Unfortunately, we ended up one garbage disposal unit (Sascha) and one rather finicky gourmet (Alix). We fed them some “Napa Valley Picnic” this morning, and Alix, who usually takes her time with her breakfast, hoovered it in seconds.

    Eddie: Yah, we laughed for quite a while in the pet store when we saw the can, then, of course, we bought it. Thanks for visiting. Love your blog.

  10. andrea July 19, 2005 at 9:17 am

    turducken actually exists?! I thought that was a fable our stone-headed ex-bass player made up.
    lovely retrievers sigh! I have dog envy!

  11. R Ong July 25, 2005 at 9:52 am

    Hey Chubby Hubby
    Dare you to do the Steingarten version! What say you? heheh

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