This blog is dedicated to spreading the truth about Jack Scalfani, a child abuser and racist who has run up modest celebrity on the internet through his “Cooking with Jack” youtube channel. For a long but by no means exhaustive list of what Jack has done, please see this post.
Originally uploaded: 29 Oct 2008
Hoo boy, where do I even start? Let’s start with some restrained, tacit approval because a roast is, indeed, a hurdle many getting into cooking need to clear. Roasts are often prepared to mark special occasions, too, which no doubt adds to the pressure of having to cook one not just well, but spectacularly. With that said, if this is how Jack roasted turkey all his life no wonder he likes his chicken raw just to have it a little bit, as he puts it, “juicy”. With all the cross contamination going on in this video alone it’s surprising it didn’t make him violently ill. You, dear reader, are capable of doing an internet search to see the leaps and bounds we’ve come in roasting poultry and other meats recently, so I won’t repeat it for you. It’s hard to believe but this is, by a long margin, *not* Jack’s worst turkey roast, a field of stiff competition. Those gobs of butter he shoves up the poor bird’s skin though… Believe me, I don’t think holiday meals should skimp on the butter by any means, but why go overboard and make sickeningly greasy turkey that’s still overcooked? I’m also not sure if the half-assed manner in which the temperature to weight guide is thrown up is laziness, contempt for his audience or a healthy mix of both.
And do people ritually eat turkey on Easter and I’m not aware of it, or did Jack just pick a random holiday and run with it? My experience around Americans has always led me to believe that Easter isn’t one of their preferred holidays (too pagan perhaps), which would explain it. Still, it strikes me as unusual.