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NFL sportscaster John Madden is known for many things, and one of those things is popularizing the turducken. For those who don't know, a turducken is, well, a deboned turkey stuffed with a deboned duck, which is stuffed with a deboned chicken. When Madden first ate one in 1997, he ripped into it with his bare hands. That's not how most people eat their turduckens, but as Madden explained in the New York Times, "The first one I ever had I was doing a game in New Orleans. The P.R. guy for the Saints brought me one. And he brought it to the booth. It smelled and looked so good. I didn't have any plates or silverware or anything, and I just started eating it with my hands." So smitten was Madden with the Cajun delicacy, he regularly eats one during the Thanksgiving Day game broadcast.
 
Oh, and some people call it a chuckey too.
 
—Michelle R. Harris
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Hebert's Specialty Meats
www.hebertsmeats.com
Check out the turducken and all the other stuffed items they sell.
 
Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission
www.vermilion.org
Explore Maurice and its neighboring towns on this site.
 
Black Table
www.blacktable.com/turducken031217.htm
Prepare to be amused on this site with its descriptions of how to fix the popular turducken.
 
Speed Trap Exchange
www.speedtrap.org
Maurice's speed trap got you wondering about ones in your area? Check out this site to search by location.
 
United States Playing Card Company
www.usplayingcard.com/gamerules/bridgeandwhistgames.html
For rules and how to play the Cajun card game booray, look here.
 
Chef Paul Prudhomme: Turducken
www.chefpaul.com/turducken.html
Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme offers a turducken recipe with his own special seasonings.
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Bibliography

Dawson, Sue. "Bird of 3 Feathers Cajun Delicacy." Columbus Dispatch, November 17, 1999.
 
Hesser, Amanda. "Turkey Finds Its Inner Duck (and Chicken)." New York Times, November 20, 2002.
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