A Chicken Is the Sum of Its Parts

The Feedbag reports on the alarming trend of whole chickens being entirely misrepresented in New York restaurants. The scandal: You order a whole chicken and what you get is a deconstructed “multiple amputee.” In some restaurants they even PARADE THE WHOLE CHICKEN IN FRONT OF YOU before disappearing and returning with a mathematical poultry impossibility.

The lesson: Count your chicken parts. You should be getting two of everything, including two legs, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs. Two thighs and a handful of dark meat is not a synecdochical whole chicken. Fight for truth and honest representation. And what are they doing with the rest of your chicken? Must you also order the soup to get the entire bird?! The outrage just continues.