A number of Berkeleyside’s contributors are flying today to visit relatives for Thanksgiving, so posting here will be light to non-existent.

A glance out the window at the beautiful sunshine is a reminder that Berkeleyites (and even Berkeleysiders) have much to be thankful for, even in a year of economic hardship for many. We’ll resume normal service on Monday, and in the meantime wish all of our readers a very happy Thanksgiving. If you want to tell us what you are thankful for, consider this post an open thread.

I just hope no one in Berkeley is nabbing one of the wild turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Lance Knobel

Lance Knobel (co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine in Britain,...

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  1. I’ve actually eaten a wild turkey at a shared Thanksgiving meal many years ago. The turkey had been legally hunted by one of the diners on their own property in Northern California.

    I had high hopes for a taste revelation. I had eaten wild pig meat which is unlike any pork you can buy. If you eat pork, don’t ever miss a chance to eat wild pig! I was hoping wild turkey would be just as interesting.

    The wild turkey was served side by side with a domestic turkey in a blind tasting. What a let down. I couldn’t tell the difference between the two.

    But still, hunting wild turkey is an environmentally beneficial activity. These non-native birds, introduced by the Department of Fish and Game, are overwhelming some areas of California.