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Aug 26, 2008 08:45 PM

Turducken in Calgary?

A friend informed me that he'll be in Calgary for Thanksgiving this year and suggested that we have turducken.

Does anyone know where I might be able to find a pre-made one, or I guess a butcher shop that would make one for me?


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    1. I would try Bon Ton Meat Market, Second to None Meats. both in Calgary
      Railway Deli & Restaurant (702 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, 403-678-3637 or The Valbella Deli & Cafe -- which was the Griesser Spoon for a few years -- is also operating again at 104 Elk Run Boulevard (403-678-9989).

      The Deli sells and ships Turducken all over the place as a special treat during the Yuletide. If your tastes run in a slightly different direction, you can also get a Turduckham, which, of course, is a ham inside a duck inside a turkey.

      Certainly let your fingers do your walking on this. Most of them advertise it for the yuletide. Let us know if you can find one for Thanksgiving.

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      1. re: DianneYYC

        I did find one for Thanksgiving from the Gressier Spoon in Canmore. Cooked it low and slow for about 13 hours, then I turned up the heat in the last 30 minutes to crisp up the skin. Everyone raved about it!

      2. Both Valbella and The Griesser Spoon have turduckens, if you'd prefer somewhere closer to home then I'd check with Second to None or BonTon. Now you've got me thinking I need to get planning Thanksgiving already (til now I was immersed in back to school stuff)

        Valbella 104 Elk Run Blvd Canmore:

        The Griesser Spoon 702 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore:

        Second to None Meats in Mission and Montgomery (worth going to even if it isn't for turducken):

        1. You could also try The Better Butcher, located in Acadia.

          1. Turducken is a family favorite and I have done one for the last 3 years at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We always get ours from the gressier spoon in Canmore. They will give you all the cooking instructions plus you can buy their gravy as the juices that come off the Turducken are usually not that suitable to making a good gravy. Be prepared, you cook it on a very low oven (275) for 12 to 14 hours. It hardly looks like its cooking but it is, so you'll need a good thermometer. Really worthwhile and big conversation piece!

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            1. re: lynnrb

              Thank you very much for the information. I have a digital thermometer (one of the ones that you leave outside the oven), so hope that will do the trick!