8 to 10Servings
By Jayne Cohen
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