Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Forgotten Agriculture: Capon
Chickens and Birds in the Garden of a Mansion by Jakob Bogdany -- I bought this print more than 20 years ago.
We were watching a commercial for the anniversary celebration of a local Chicken Chain called Zaxbys. He-Who-Eats a lot of chicken noted that the chicken pieces they were serving on TV were much larger than what he got at the cafe. "Maybe it's capon," I said.
He had never heard of capon. I described how capons are managed and then went to look it up to see if I knew what I was talking about, something that people who know everything must do to keep believeable.
Capons - forgotten Industry -- more than you really want to know about this forgotten art.
My late brother Mack used to work for Gold Kist. He knew all about capons, which is where my information came from, filed carefully away in my mind for a decades-later discourse on how a Rooster is converted to Capon.
My guess was that they fried up turkey for the commercial 'Chicken' pieces.