When it comes to the traditional center of so many winter holiday tables, all birds are not equal. From free-range and organic varieties to pre-cooked and pre-stuffed types, options abound. Today, challenge yourself to choose a bird that fits in with your everyday food values. Some choices to consider:
• Uncooked turkeys come in conventional, free-range, Kosher, and organic varieties. Ask your butcher how and where your turkey was raised and butchered.
• Some outlets let you order online or by phone is advance. Call early for the biggest range of sizes and accompaniments.