National Turkey Federation Announces 2006 Top Five Recipes

The versatility of turkey continues to meet consumer trends with favorite recipes from EatTurkey.com

Washington D.C. – January 2007 – The National Turkey Federation (NTF) announced the top five most-viewed foodservice recipes from its popular recipe database at EatTurkey.com. Foodservice professionals recognize the web site as a primary resource for successful turkey menu ideas, with more than 800 foodservice-specific recipes available. Nearly 340,000 foodservice recipes were viewed at the site this year, a 30 percent increase from 2005.

There were two exciting newcomers to the 2006 most-viewed recipe results: Blanc Turkey Chili and Turkey Vegetable Lasagna. The remaining three recipes are notably popular, having consistently topped the charts for the past few years. The five most-viewed foodservice recipes on www.EatTurkey.com for 2006 are:

– Creamy Turkey Soup

– Turkey Vegetable Soup

– Blanc Turkey Chili

– Turkey Vegetable Lasagna

– Bourbon Smoked Turkey Wrap

“Creamy Turkey Soup has stood out as a favorite among foodservice operators,” comments Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF’s vice president of marketing and communication. “All five dishes underscore the impressive versatility of turkey in dining establishments – from the light and healthy, to the hearty and comforting, for appetizers or entrées – operators continue to find turkey to be a successful addition to their menus.”

The year’s most popular recipes demonstrate turkey as an effective means to meet the rapid fluctuation of taste and diet trends, such as bolder flavors and healthier dishes. With consumers spending more of their budget on away-from-home foods and looking for greater menu variety, the www.EatTurkey.com recipe database is a valuable resource for chefs and operators.

Visit the foodservice recipe database for these popular recipes and many others at http://eatturkey.com/foodsrv/recipes.html.  

About the National Turkey Federation

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the $8 billion turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members’ products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning web site, www.eatturkey.com, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,500 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.