Getting Goosed

The tradition of eating goose on Christmas goes back to the middle ages.  Those who were wealthy, lords and the like, would feast on goose and swan for their Christmas dinner.  That would be combined with venison and whatever root vegetables could be had.  The peasants would typically have whatever could be found and a good lord would allow those in his fiefdom the treat of taking the offal from these animals-which they would make into pies.

The tradition of venison has slowly been replaced with ham, both in England and in the United States.  Goose, however, is still popular in the UK and in many American homes.  So, if you are in the mood for a truly traditional Christmas meal, why not cook yourself a goose?

We are proud to have secured a very limited supply of fresh geese for our customers.  These are raised the same way as our turkeys-pasture raised, hormone and antibiotic free… you know, the right way.  The average weight of these birds will be about 10 pounds and we have them for sale for $45. I have not had a goose dinner for Christmas in many years and am thinking about reviving this tradition myself.  Not having cooked a goose myself, I am excited and a little leery about the whole process.

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