Sunday, January 11, 2015

"We Bake Turkeys"

One of the sights that marks the day of Christmas Eve is that of people --often men-- carrying their turkeys to or from the bakery.

Peruvians have adopted the custom of eating turkey for the Christmas meal --which is had late on the night of Dec. 24th-- and many families have their own special recipes for the stuffing, which is usually made of a mixture of meats with dried fruit and seasonings.   The one problem is that most Peruvian households have ovens barely large enough to bake a casserole, let alone a turkey.

So, in December commercial establishments put out their notices --"We bake turkeys"--- and people pay them to bake their turkeys in time for the festivities.

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