TRADE: Hot Turk

Newest promotion of the National Sausage Casing Dealer's Association (heartily accepted by the Institute of American Meat Packers): the turkeyfurter, or hot turk. Its ingredients: one part smoked turkey, one part veal, one part pork, plus breadcrumbs, thyme, sage, an emulsion of turkey fat and broth, all stuffed (like brother hot dog) into sheep casings. Its economics: price 37¢ to 41¢ a Ib. in bulk (about 10¢ above best frankfurters), to retail at 15¢ each, complete with cranberry sauce and roll.


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