F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender Is the Turkey Bound With Dental Floss

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Contemplating his next meal. Photo: Lists of Note

In addition to penning classics like Tender Is the Night and drinking heavily, F. Scott Fitzgerald also apparently kept detailed recipe logs. In fact, recently unearthed in his many notebooks was a creative, macabre, and possibly illegal list of ways to prepare leftover turkey. Clearly, the man missed his calling: Among his lunatic ravings carefully crafted preparations: turkey doused in a gallon of vermouth and a demijohn of angostura bitters; turkey à la Francais, stuffed with old watches and chains and monkey meat; and turkey hash, stewed in a washing machine and delicately bound with dental floss. Martha Stewart, this man was not. [Lists of Note]