11/09/2012 05:07 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2012

Why Do We Call The Stuff We Stuff In A Turkey Stuffing?

It would be hard to think of a more straightforward name for a foodstuff than "stuffing." Though we don't recommend actually cooking it inside your Thanksgiving turkey, that's how it was done until fairly recently: like the padding in a couch, stuffing is stuffing because you stuff it in something.

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