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Re: Thanksgiving Turkeys

If you don't want to go through all the fun of getting a turkey,
the American club of Zurich has a Thanksgiving dinner.

http://www.acz.ch/index.php?id=121&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=74&tx_ttnews[backPid]=2&cHash=e47ac9efa2

We went to one in Geneva a few years ago, and it was a hoot.
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where to buy a turkey?

Greetings!
Does anyone know where to buy a turkey for Christmas dinner? Do butchers sell them? I wonder if they cost a small fortune?? We are in the Höngg area, so if anyone has local suggestions, it would be much appreciated!
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Old 09.12.2008, 13:05
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Re: where to buy a turkey?

Coop, migros they used to be very expensive, but we saw a nice big one in the coop for 69frcs.
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Re: where to buy a turkey?

Globus do them. You can order a particular size and they have a variety of stuffings to choose from so the turkey comes ready to put in the oven.
The price - a small fortune no doubt
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Re: where to buy a turkey?

We ordered one recently from Jemoli and it was delicious but did cost a small fortune - CHF 165 for just over 6 kg.
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Old 09.12.2008, 13:19
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Re: where to buy a turkey?

http://www.englishforum.ch/other-gen...g-turkeys.html

Try this thread
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Re: where to buy a turkey?

We have always got ours from the Coop (for several years now). Best to order one and give the rough size you are after, plus when you will pick it up.
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Old 09.12.2008, 18:18
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Re: Thanksgiving Turkeys

Have just ordered ours from the Coop meat counter. It will be ready for pick on 22nd so will be fresh for the big day. It costs roughly 15 CHF per kilo and you can get either 2-4kg or 5-6kg birds. I'm sure you can get larger if you need them, but I'm only cooking for 5 peeps so didn't need anything larger.

I've also made all of my own christmas cake, pudding and mince pies. They all use roughly the same ingredients, which can be easily bought at the local shop with a few minor substitutions. Dead easy to make, but recommend getting on with it early as you'll need to spend a couple of weeks lacing them with more and more booze.
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Old 09.12.2008, 18:51
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Re: Thanksgiving Turkeys

Got my Thanksgiving turkey from Fiechter this year - thanks for the tip, Jack! That was hands down the best turkey I've ever had. 18CHF/kg and worth every penny.

The birds they had with them in Oerlikon were 5-6kg; if you call ahead, though, they said they can get whatever size you need. One note, these don't come with giblets like American turkeys (usually) do, so if that's your usual gravy method you might have to improvise a bit.
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Old 09.12.2008, 20:03
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Re: Thanksgiving Turkeys

We got ours from Manor in Basel - vegi-fed Swiss free-range, 6kg. Very expensive but definitely the nicest, meatiest best-looking Turkey we've ever had.
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Re: Thanksgiving Turkeys

We had to skip the Thanksgiving day turkey dinner this year

I couldn't remember where I put the bird..

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Where can I buy a Turkey?

Hi,
Anyone have any idea where I can buy a fresh bio (organic) turkey for Christmas? I'm located in Basel
Thanx
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Old 11.12.2008, 11:42
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Re: Where can I buy a Turkey?

Have a look here

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Re: Where can I buy a Turkey?

France. Géant (supermarket) is just over the border- they sell both battery and free-range + organic birds.
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Re: Thanksgiving Turkeys

Good news for Turkey lovers in the Zürich region! I spoke to my normal meat vendors this morning at the market and found out fresh turkey is available now...and fresh it is! All turkey orders placed before noon on Wednesdays will be processed the next day...meaning the turkey will be butchered on Thursday and available for pick-up on Friday at Helvetiaplatz or Saturday in Oerlikon. The turkey is free range from central Switzerland and they average between 3-5 kg....perfect for Swiss ovens! The vendor to speak with is Fiechter (red and white truck)... This is truly an outstanding opportunity to enjoy some really fresh turkey...

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Re: Thanksgiving Turkeys

I can almost taste it already... **drools**
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Yeah, I know... pity Thanksgiving is on Thursday instead of Saturday or Sunday, eh?

I had a Fiechter bird last year though (bought it and found it wouldn't go in the fridge, so I wound up stashing it out on the balcony for four days!) and it was excellent. Looking forward to another one this year.
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Re: Thanksgiving Turkeys

Isn't Thanksgiving a month and a half away? Why is everybody talking turkey?
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Isn't Thanksgiving a month and a half away? Why is everybody talking turkey?

Actually, yes, it is... in the US.

Canadians celebrate in October though so theirs is coming soon... it may even be this weekend?
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