MORE THAN FOOD, FRIENDS & FOOTBALL A TURKEY DAY MESSAGE FROM DON DUBUC
Written by Don Dubuc
On the 4th Thursday this month most Americans will gather in family groups to celebrate a truly American Thanksgiving holiday. Headlining the feast will be a bird stuffed, basted and roasted to a golden brown. Of course as with most holidays, south Louisianans do things a little different. In addition to the traditional turkey, there might be poule’deau gumbo, post roasted wild duck, venison or any number of local seafood favorites. No matter the bounty it’s no wonder the American hunting and outdoor heritage remains strong when you consider it was hunter’s guns that provided the pilgrims with the first Thanksgiving birds in a cold, strange new world.
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