Thanks to Bernard's, Tom the turkey arrived ready to be cooked this morning... I was thrilled to find a whole turkey, because in the Orléans area we often had to scramble or just make due with turkey parts... I was able to get a fresh whole bird....
A quick comparative check tells me that even though turkey prices reportedly have risen 20 percent this year in the US, we're still paying more in France, as is typical for most things. The stats: a 5.5 kg turkey (12.1 pounds) rings in a 35.50€ ($47.67), which compares with the average American price of $1.35 per pound (American Farm Bureau). That comes out to $16.20 or 12.06€.
I keep checking the math... Sometimes, over here, it's just better not to make the pricing comparisons! But this is how it is. I heard that I could have gotten one cheaper at a local grocery store, whole, but frozen.
Regardless, I am thankful that Tom is here, and very soon, the rest of our guests will be too!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!