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Food fight: White meat or dark meat turkey?

Vote for which you reach for during Thanksgiving dinner

November 22, 2011

Some like their pizza cut in squares, while others swear by slices. For as long as we’ve been stuffing our faces with delicious food, there have been conflicts about the way we eat it. Addressing such fervent foodie issues, we are proud to introduce Food fight.

Which part of the turkey is better?

WHITE MEAT
When it comes Thanksgiving, life is food on food on food. More is definitely more and as such, I say white meat all the way. Simply put, there's more of it. So while you're off enjoying a few servings of dark meat, I'll be off making turkey sandwiches, enchiladas, pot pies, salads and my recreation of those KFC famous bowls--with turkey. Because I still have some. –Emily Van Zandt

DARK MEAT
Why do you think Vikings ate giant turkey legs? Because dark meat is the most badass of all the turkey bits. I will admit that in the game of leftover turkey sandwiches, white meat has its place along with canned cranberry and a big ol’ glob of mayo. For like six days straight. But when you’re plunked down for The Big Day, nothing beats the moist, tender deliciousness that is dark meat, especially when you’re sneaking into the fridge hours later for more. –Dana Moran

There's more! Cast your vote in another Thanksgiving-themed food fight about the merits (and pitfalls) of canned cranberry sauce.

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