Fattier than turkey and slightly darker, goose is European decadence to turkey's New England austerity.
It still takes almost three hours to cook.
Anything you can do with turkey, you can do with goose. Just use a little less of it.
Don't like poultry? These terrifying dino-birds actually produce red meat similar in flavor to very lean beef.
$26 per pound!?
Each guest gets one of these delicious, 15-ounce domestic pigeons; crushing tiny bones makes you feel manly.
You have to buy 24 of them.
Unless you can seat two-dozen guests, you'll be eating squab for weeks. There are worse fates. Roast them with rosemary.
Duck meat is rich and takes well to heavy sauces. Pair it with pears or apples and you'll have a hell of a meal.
Ducks aren't that big, and become quite tough when overcooked.
You're unlikely to have much meat left on a 5-pound duck, but the carcass will make the best stock you've ever tasted.
These oblong, "grain-meat" roasts, stuffed with apples, butternut squash, mushrooms and garlic, are vegan but actually taste like real food.
It still doesn't taste like meat.
At 2 pounds per roast, you're unlikely to have any.
White Bird's flyin' the coop for an athletic work from Canada's Crystal Pite.
[MUSIC] GANG GANG DANCE, MARNIE STERN
Marnie Stern is the best guitar player you've never heard of, shredding like Eddie Van Halen one minute and writing a delicate, arty rock song the next. Berbati's Pan, 231 SW Ankeny St., 248-4579. 9 pm. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
Charlie Kaufman directs a movie about Philip Seymour Hoffman directing a play about himself directing a play about himself directing a play. And so on.
[WORDS] MORTIFIED PDX ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Your fellow Portlanders get up and read embarrassing journal entries for your enjoyment. Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave., 248-1030. 8 pm Friday-Saturday Nov. 14-15; 7 pm Sunday Nov. 16. $10 advance/$12 at the door. Tickets at getmortified.com/live.
This recycled fashion bash turns trash into runway gold, plus it's presided over by Mayor-elect Sam Adams.
[SCREEN] WENDY AND LUCY
The Northwest Film & Video Festival gets dibs on the Portland debut of Kelly Reichardt's Cannes-buzzed film about Michelle Williams losing her dog outside the Lombard Street Walgreens. Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, 221-1156. 8 pm. $5-$8.
Three of Stumptown's finest celebrate the release of Jaina's
one of the finest folk-rock records of the year.
The mostly twentysomething players take on a teenage classic—Felix Mendelssohn's astonishing octet, written when the composer was 16.