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Millennials Are Disrupting Thanksgiving With Their Tiny Turkeys

With smaller holiday feasts, tiny birds are gaining popularity.

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Millennials Disrupt Thanksgiving With Tiny Turkeys

Small birds are having a big moment.

Tiny turkeys will increasingly grace Thanksgiving tables next week, thanks to the millennial generation’s ongoing campaign to remake American gastronomy. The holiday depicted by Norman Rockwell—Grandma showing off a cooked bird so plump it weighs down a banquet plate—is still common. But smaller families, growing guilt over wasteful leftovers and a preference for free-range fowl have all played roles in the emergence of petite poultry as a holiday dinner centerpiece.