Turkey Talk: Five Reasons Why a Heritage Bird is Better

Erika Nakamura and Amelia Posada of Lindy & Grundy preach the good gobble.

Thanksgiving is two days away! Do you know where your turkey is? Recently, we chatted with L.A.’s kick-ass lady butchers—Erika Nakamura and Amelia Posada from Lindy & Grundy—on why they only sell heritage birds. With their walk-in cooler filled to the very top with hundreds of fresh turkeys, now is the time to stop in and grab yours before it’s gone.

A word to the wise: visit their website to pick out the right bird for you before you call. Then, call to reserve one, which will guarantee that your order will be ready when you are.

Not convinced? Here are five more reasons to go heritage this year:

➊ A heritage breed turkey will cook faster than a commodity bird, leaving you time to make the rest of the feast perfect.

➋ Choosing a Heritage breed will yield a juicier and more flavorful result for your finished bird.

➌ By choosing a Heritage breed, you are reducing your carbon foot-print.

➍ By choosing a Heritage breed of turkey, you are helping to preserve and re-diversify these rare breeds, which have been compromised by the industrial food chain and genetic modification.

➎ By choosing a heritage breed turkey, you are supporting a smaller quality producer from going out of business.


http://cdn2.lamag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2013/11/arrow37.png Lindy & Grundy, 801 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax District, 323-951-0804 or lindyandgrundy.com.