Roast Turkey with Challah Stuffing, Roasted Grape and Chestnut Gravy

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Jewish Holiday Cooking

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2008

  • About

Purim food metaphors are pretty straightforward. We eat grains and legumes because that’s what Queen Esther did; in devouring pastries shaped like various parts of Haman, we swallow up our enemy; sweets are the taste of victory over forces that sought to destroy us.

But how did turkey, a bird that began in North America, become a symbol of King Ahasuerus of Persia?

His “bird brain” is one answer. While the chicken is no rocket scientist, the turkey has a reputation as a part