I have heard of Texas pioneers living without bread or anything made from the cereals for months without suffering, using the breast-meat of wild turkeys for bread. Of this kind they had plenty in the good old days when life, though considered less safe, was fussed over the less.
- John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, 1869
Yeah, those were the days . . . but even in these modern times, most Texas BBQ joints list chicken as a side dish, right below the beans and potato salad.
(Oh, and this may be heresy, apostasy, whatever, but if you go to one of those places and order a quarter pound of smoked turkey and some coleslaw, it's almost like you're eating healthy!)