Tag: Mexica

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

Happy Holidays.  How about a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving. The turkey, guajolote, is native to Texas and Mexico.  Over millenia, it was hunted by Native Americans for feathers, food and fashion.  Some of the bones (the hollow ones) were fashioned into necklaces.  It was also […]

The Thanksgiving Turkey Comes From Mexico

The Thanksgiving Turkey Comes From Mexico

Sacred to the Mayas, and enjoyed at banquets by the Aztecs, the Guajolote (Melagris gallopavo) is our Thanksgiving turkey.  It was domesticated in Mexico and the Américas  before the arrival of the Spaniards.  The name is from the nahuatl word, “huexólotl,” which translates as “big […]