This week on Why We Cook Erica takes a look at that timeless Turkey Day tradition: eating a bird. She recounts a recent visit to Vietnam to point out some differences between US and Vietnamese food, including the expense of a chicken egg relative to other birds eggs and the relative cheapness of quails in Vietnam. She also discusses the myriad of birds we consider OK to eat, including guinea hens and squaws (aka pigeons).

Whole Free-Range Poussin