Engastration is a method of cooking which involves stuffing the remains of an animal into those of another animal. The method supposedly originated during the Middle Ages. Among the dishes made using the method is Turducken, which involves placing chicken meat within a duck carcass within a turkey corpse. The Turducken became popular after American football commentator John Madden began making the dish for MVPs of National Football League Thanksgiving Day games. Some foods created using engastration have stuffing between each layer. The carcasses are normally deboned before being placed together.
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