Tasty Morsels on Fried Chicken
Daily Green presents some lesser-known facts about poultry
By Green Point,  Newser User
Posted Jul 13, 2008 11:48 AM CDT
Fried chicken: The Dalai Lama's not a fan.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – You might be well acquainted with the Colonel and his famous fried chicken, but beneath the crunchy skin lie some lesser-known facts. The Daily Green sides its poultry with a six-pack of trivia.

  1. It's a place: After toying around with the name "Ptarmigan," one town's handful of residents settled on Chicken, Alaska.
  2. Where to get it: If you follow Bon Appetit's advice, you'll take your chicken craving to Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, Price's Chicken Coup in North Carolina, or Willa Mae's Scotch House in New Orleans.

  1. Who hates it: The Dalai Lama isn't a leg, thigh, or breast man; in fact, he asked one company not to open its outlets in Tibet due to the "sufferings of chickens."
  2. How to cook it safely: Should a pan of hot oil erupt into flames mid-fry, extinguish the grease fire by sprinkling baking soda over it.
  3. It has its own holiday: Celebrate your love for the crispy-skinned treat July 6.
  4. The Colonel makes unchicken, too: KFC in Canada will soon offer vegan "chicken" to its customers.