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Would You Eat a 12-Bird Roast?

If you think a turducken is an impressive display of protein, then you haven't seen anything yet. British farmer Anne Petch has created a massive 50 -lb. creation containing 12 different birds — 1. Turkey, 2. Goose, 3. Barbary duck, 4. Guinea fowl, 5. Mallard, 6. Poussin, 7. Quail, 8. Partridge, 9. Pigeon squab, 10. Pheasant, 11. Chicken, 12. Aylesbury duck — each one stuffed inside the next.

Dubbed the True Love Roast because it contains a different bird for each of the 12 days of Christmas, the roast costs around $1300 and serves 125 people. It also takes over 8 hours to cook completely and 4 hours to assemble. The whole thing is definitely extravagant, but I would absolutely have to partake in a bite or three. How about you, would you eat this roast?

Oh and if you think 12 birds isn't enough, Petch is hoping that they'll do a 21-bird roast next year.


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luv2blazy luv2blazy 9 years
If you divide $1300 by 125 it's only $10.50 per person for a fancy meal like this. Now I only need to find 124 more people to go in with me.
Ziona Ziona 9 years
It's a nit on the over do it.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
seems like such a waste
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
See...this is my worst nightmare. I don't mix my food. I typically eat one thing at a time..cause I like to concentrate on that one item before moving on to the next item. I know its strange! If they made stylish dishes that had separations in them (like paper plates) I'd totally buy them.
bibelot bibelot 9 years
Wretched excess. Bleah. Some of the featured poultry are delicious when roasted & served separately (especially the goose, duck or pheasant!), but wouldn't all of the flavors just get mushed together in this dish?
hexentanz hexentanz 9 years
This looks and sounds rather gross. *vomit*
fab_u_lous fab_u_lous 9 years
this isn't a new "creation" they used to do this way way way back like when Henry the 8th walked the earth
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Gross! That is really a waste.
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
How would you even carve that? It seems like it be way more trouble than it's worth.
bastille_75 bastille_75 9 years
I would never buy it for myself or a dinner-party (too presumptuous to think your guest would enjoy it), but I would definitely try if I was a guest of a host who had it for their celebration.
brookrene brookrene 9 years
Sounds good, but i really just think it's a big waste. So i just voted other. :)
pattyxxcore pattyxxcore 9 years
Looks like a cross contamination waiting to happen. Too many different poultries in one oven, and a lot people can't even correctly cook a turkey. Hmmm...
misslarue misslarue 9 years
Uh, no.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
no way - i think that the flavors would get lost in something like that. there's enough controversy with the turducken - so to add that much more - not a good idea
tmmkitten tmmkitten 9 years
this makes me sick just thinking about it. if you had a huge gathering of people, i guess i can see why you would do it, but who has 130 people over for the holidays? too glutinous!
emalove emalove 9 years
This is really just gross.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I'll eat anything. I just don't see the point of stuffing birds like one of those Russian dolls.
verily verily 9 years
What a waste. With that many meats, how do you discern one taste from another? This tastes like...fowl.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
This whole thing reminds me of the SNL skit for the Mach 7 (or whatever) shaver. :rotfl: If confronted with it, I'd certainly try it. But, I'm definitely not hankering for a Turgoobarguimalpouquaparpiphechaylsducken (nice, RosaDilia! :) ) or anything.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I'm sorry but that is just extreme over kill. It just sounds so gross with each of them being stuffed inside the other...bleh.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
i'm always up for trying something HECK YAH! I've had the turducken...and I have to sey I enjoy the texture difference of each bird but it has to be cooked right otherwise the duck gets too dry...i wonder how the 12-bird roast tastes like...mmm, i'm drooling already...LOL
jazspin jazspin 9 years
I don't think I'd ever seek this thing out, but curiosity would probably get the best of me if I was confronted with the opportunity to try it.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Thats just too much.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Oh yea! :feedme:
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