Turkey Neck Soup Day is an American holiday dedicated to turkey neck soup. It is a popular holiday dish in the United States, loved by adults and children alike. By adding different ingredients to the cooked broth, you get a delicious and healthy dish! The holiday is celebrated annually on March 30.
The history of Turkey Neck Soup Day is not known. Native American hunters often brought turkey carcasses among their prey. However, such prey was not particularly favored. Turkeys were easy to spot and kill, as they are very heavy birds that do not fly well. These birds were eaten when there was bad prey or one of the Indians was sick. Turkey broth was believed to have medicinal properties. Even now many people prepare it to speed up the process of recovery from the flu and colds.
The turkey was appreciated by the European colonists. As a result of the mix of cultures, turkey has become very popular in the United States.
Researchers say that turkey neck soup began to be actively prepared in the 18th century. Gradually the recipe was refined and improved. Today we celebrate Turkey Neck Soup Day to remember the glorious history of this dish and enjoy its wonderful flavor!
- The soup recipe includes ingredients such as carrots, turnips, potatoes, and other root vegetables. Many people add mushrooms, rice, or noodles when cooking.
- Turkey is of great importance in American culture today. This is the bird that is known to be cooked for Thanksgiving.
- Sufficient intake of turkey meat improves cardiovascular function, normalizes metabolism, prevents the development of anemia, strengthens the nervous system. That said, don’t overdo it with turkey meat, as it contains a lot of sodium!
How to celebrate
Visit restaurants/cafes that serve turkey neck soup and enjoy the taste of the dish prepared by experienced chefs. You can test your culinary skills and make it yourself to your taste. All the recipes can be easily found on the Internet.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they often make turkey neck soup. What ingredients do they use?
When is Turkey Neck Soup Day celebrated in 2024?
Turkey Neck Soup Day is observed on March 30 each year.