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Bird is Wit-Stuffed. Literary Turkey Pops Up Annually.
the 1930s, this legendary holiday turkey adds romance, intrigue,
and a missing manuscript to the literary and epicurean landscape.
Petersburg, FL - November 1, 2007– In a salute to the
legendary 1930s writer and storyteller Robert Benchley, a recipe
for a famous holiday turkey appears in a holiday edition of
wordsmitten.com’s online site.
think all turkey recipes are similar. Take a bird and season
it. Eat it and take a nap,” comments Susan Johnson, online
manager at Word Smitten, a literary webzine. “But we like
Robert Benchley’s recipe. It combines plot, intrigue –
a missing manuscript – and a few untamed characters from
the days of the Algonquin Round Table, “ Johnson says,
adding, “—very fitting for this holiday season.”
recipe for this spicy, blackened turkey—rumored to have
been created by author Morton Thompson—attributes the
comic remarks injected within the recipe to Benchley. “Try
Googling for this bird. It’s amazing that Benchley’s
retelling of it fell into public domain so quickly.”
A few interesting
Plenty of preserved ginger
1 quart apple cider
And lots of thyme. Both kinds.
a colleague of Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, Alexander Woollcott,
and George S. Kaufman had written for The New Yorker for many
years before moving to a California movie colony.
the additional notes on the missing manuscript, which
is reported to have contained this
famous recipe. A
Seasoned Bird and learn what it takes to go boldly
- and just shy of soberly - through this holiday season. As
to why WordSmitten published this, Johnson says, “We like
to distract our writers with spicy tales and something unusual
to chomp on. Makes for pungent fiction.”
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William Clark, Diana
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flash fiction, visit the Storycove
and discover British writer John Ravenscroft's Walking
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