If you've ever stepped foot into the gates of just about any Renaissance faire or festival, you've exposed your nose to the wonderful smell of smoked turkey legs. If you've ever tasted one of these wonders of smoke, you know just how delicious they really are.
I grew up with smoked turkey. Every Thanksgiving my father would smoke turkey until it was literally falling off of the bone. It was my favorite meal of the holiday season, and I looked forward to it each year.
When I first started going to Renaissance festivals, I was told to check out the turkey legs. Surely they wouldn't be as tasty as my father's smoked turkey, right? I was wrong. While I still feel that my father's turkey legs are the best, RenFest turkey legs are something quite special as well.
They can be extremely messy, but the good kind of messy. Bite into one, and wonderful juices will course down your neck. Every time I eat one, I hold the leg about six inches from my body just so that I can attempt to not get turkey drippings all over me. It's a wonderful thing.
If you've never had a turkey leg at a Renaissance festival, I highly recommend partaking in one. You will not regret it!