Thirsty? How about some turkey blood?

My company is making us all take an online Pandemic Preparedness course. (You haven’t lived until you’ve seen your employer’s 11-point plan for washing your hands.)

This presentation mentioned, TWICE, so it must be important

Is this really a problem? Are there cultures or religions where people drink a lot of poultry blood? If so, do they never cook it beforehand?

Or, is this some fake “advice” they put in the presentation to keep us awake with laughter?

I’m glad to hear of it: we have all kinds of uncooked poultry blood concoctions here in Canada. Frequently we drain the sweet nectar into martini glasses and top it off with an ounce of vodka and a skewered cocktail weenie.

What’s your point?

Why c’mon, everyone but you wacky Californians know that you have to cook your poultry blood before drinking it.

Otherwise you turn in to a Canadian.

Are you cereal?! :confused:

They wouldn’t tell you this if someone didn’t do it.

My own personal example is that there are a couple of places on the helicopter that I fly in that you’re not supposed to lick. They tell you, “Do not lick this.”

If you know a better way to initiate a novice turkey hunter, I’d like to hear it.

There is a Polish soup called czarnina (or as my folks called it, um, “chocolate soup”), which is made with duck’s blood, but it is cooked. I’m trying to think of any foods with uncooked poultry blood, but I’m hard-pressed to identify any.

Were there any warnings about dehydrated poultry blood?

I’m reminded of a line commenting on Vietnam, how the claymore mines supposedly had warning labels saying CLAYMORE MINE. DO NOT EAT.

Yah, the problem is that you’re in California. Here is an excerpt of the requirements for your driver’s license: To apply for a Noncommercial Class A permit, you must:

Apparently on the form at your DMV the application includes the clause:

How often does this problem come up that you need to include this contingency on the application? :confused:

Did you ever consider that maybe the helicopter recently flew through a flock of poultry and has some raw blood on it?

As for the OP, I have two words: chicken vampires. Sure, your co-workers look normal, but do you really know what they do on their days off? Or, more importantly, their nights off?

You just don´t know what´s good in life until you lick clean the cyclic swashplate of a well greased rotor head.

Good, bad or ugly, those that drink uncooked poultry blood are called “squeezers”.

The claymores were labeled when I was in the army. They said “Front Toward Enemy.” Claymores are directional.

I don’t know about poultry blood (I really should ask my FIL, who is an avid turkey hunter) but I do know that there is a (much smaller than once was) group of hunter-types who will drink the blood of a deer/moose/elk that they have bagged. I learned this when I was very small from my grandmother, whose husband was an avid hunter. It is some little ritualistic thing some hunters do. I have had a few of my friends over the years mention it as well, so I do still know a few who do it, but can’t say how widespread it is. All I can say is “where’s the pukey smiley?”

Well, that’s perfectly safe - the vodka kills any pathogens in the blood (and the cocktail weenie).

In the OP however, it’s clear that the restriction is workplace-related. Since most workplaces presume one cannot drink alcohol while on the job, there is no way to make the cocktail safe for consumption on the job. Hence the need for the warning. Sheesh, think about it willya? :rolleyes: :wink:

That’s what I keep telling all my girlfriends!

Mmm mmm, a “slippery chicken”. Although personally, before I walk into the bar, I’ll grab me a pigeon off the sidewalk so I know I’m getting a fresh one. Delicious and refreshing!

Who’s up for a poultry blood chug-a-lug?

I guess this is just a reminder that when you are making your pressed duck, you should make sure not to undercook the juice you press out of the duck.