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译锐双语-为什么美国人不吃火鸡蛋?
发布时间:2021-11-25 作者:yirui 点击:599

Though we typically associate turkey with Thanksgiving, it's a popular dish year-round and is the fourth most-consumed meat in the U.S. behind chicken, beef, and pork. Despite this, turkey eggs are missing from the shelves of supermarkets and even specialty grocery stores. But that apparently has nothing to do with their edibility. They reportedly taste just as good as chicken eggs—or even better, according to some people—but the eggs laid by this all-American bird are impractical to produce.

虽然我们通常会把火鸡和感恩节联系在一起,但实际上火鸡是一年四季都流行的食物。此外,火鸡是美国人食用最多的第四大肉类,前三名分别为鸡肉、牛肉和猪肉。尽管火鸡如此受欢迎,但是超市货架,甚至是特色杂货店里却不见火鸡蛋的踪迹。据有些人说,火鸡蛋和鸡蛋一样美味,甚至比鸡蛋还要好-但是让具有美国特色的火鸡下蛋却非常不具有操作性。

译锐双语-为什么美国人不吃火鸡蛋?(图1)

According to Modern Farmer, selling turkey eggs isn't economically feasible for most farmers already raising the birds for slaughter. Mature female turkeys lay a maximum of two eggs per week. Compare that to chickens and ducks, which produce roughly one egg a day. Because turkeys live longer than chickens, they take more time to reach egg-laying age: about 7 months instead of 5. These big birds also need more space and feed to live on a farm than their smaller relatives. Factor in the time and resources required to produce them and turkey eggs end up costing upwards of $3 each, or nearly double the average price of a carton of one dozen chicken eggs.

根据《现代农民》的介绍,出售火鸡蛋在经济上不可行,因为绝大多数农民饲养火鸡是用于屠宰的。成熟的母火鸡每周最多会下两颗蛋,而鸡和鸭则大概每天就可以下一颗蛋。由于火鸡的寿命要比鸡长,所以火鸡需要花更多的时间才会达到生蛋的年纪:大约需要7个月,而不是5个月。与体格较小的同类相比,这些体型庞大的火鸡也需要更多的空间和饲料。考虑到火鸡生蛋所需要的时间和所需要消耗的资源,火鸡蛋的成本最终会达到3美元1个,或差不多为一盒鸡蛋(12个)平均售价的2倍。

Plenty of luxury food items sell for more than $3, but are turkey eggs worth the extravagant cost? People who have sampled the product say they taste similar to the much cheaper chicken egg, which means the answer is probably not. The biggest difference between the two eggs is the size. Turkey eggs are slightly larger; they also have a harder shell and thicker membrane.

有很多高级食品的售价都超过了3美元,那么火鸡蛋值这么高的价格吗?品尝过火鸡的人表示,火鸡的味道和价格实惠得多的鸡蛋差不多,这就代表上面的回答很可能是否定的。两种蛋最大的区别就在于大小。火鸡蛋更大,火鸡蛋的外壳也更坚硬,包裹蛋的薄膜也更厚。

Sample:品尝、尝试

According to some connoisseurs, turkey eggs do offer a few advantages over their more affordable counterparts. Their yolks are reportedly richer and creamier, making them ideal for sauces. Victorian-era celebrity chef Alexis Soyer claimed they were also better for baking than chicken eggs.

据有些行家介绍,火鸡蛋与鸡蛋相比,确实有一些优势。火鸡蛋据说更醇、更浓郁,因此是做酱的理想之选。维多利亚时期的名人Alexis Soyer大厨表示,火鸡蛋在烘焙方面也比鸡蛋要好。

If you're interested in trying turkey eggs for yourself, they're not impossible to find. Ask your local turkey farm if they sell their birds' eggs. They could be the perfect accompaniment to the breakfast of Thanksgiving leftovers you eat on Friday morning.

如果你想亲自品尝火鸡蛋,你还是有机会的。你可以询问当地的火鸡养殖场是否出售火鸡蛋。当你在周五早上把感恩节剩余的食物当做早餐时,火鸡蛋也许是最完美的搭配。


来源: Mental Floss   编辑&翻译:Sarah