Turkey Tangoes into the Kitchen
National Turkey Federation Offers Latin-Inspired Turkey Dishes
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2005 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Maryanne Keeney, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 137 email@example.com
WASHINGTON, DC - March 2005 - Hot and spicy food is in! Changing demographics and an interest in world cuisines have brought a yearning for spicy turkey entrees from Mexico to Brazil. The National Turkey Federation (NTF) offers a spectrum of Latin American-inspired dishes that partner poblano chiles, chipotle and tropical flavors.
"Consumers are exploring healthy dishes that differ from their traditional home cooked meals. According to a recent NTF survey, 49 percent of consumer desire new and distinctive turkey dishes," said Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF's senior director of marketing and communications. "Turkey's low-fat content and ability to adapt to spicy flavors makes it a natural ingredient for Latin-inspired recipes. Its versatile preparation, whether brined, smoked or sautéed, can give an entrée a unique taste that has sensational appeal."
Turkey Black Bean Guiso is one of several recipes featured on Eatturkey.com, a valuable resource for culinary professionals looking for innovative turkey ideas. Those desiring recipe suggestions can log into the site, choose the "foodservice" tab, then the "700+Recipes" link. The recipes can be searched by flavors or regional cuisine.
To read up on international cuisines, visit the culinary curricula on the NTF Web site. Click on "culinary curricula" on Eatturkey.com to download the international piece written by Sarah Lapensky, director and associate professor at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute.
"Turkey has been an important staple of Latin American cuisine for centuries," said Lapensky, in the international cuisine curricula. "It's typically braised and sweetened in citrus flavors mixed with onion, pepper, and garlic spices. For example, in Peru, turkey is sometimes served with walnuts and corn."
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning web site, www.eatturkey.com, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,500 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.