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After a year of struggle following their initial arrival at Plymouth Rock in 1620, the Pilgrims finally had a fruitful harvest due to the help of the Native Americans. To celebrate, the Pilgrims invited their Native American friends to a feast and Thanksgiving was born. In the spirit of this struggle faced by the Pilgrims, many inventors have concocted various methods and apparatuses to ease the struggle facing modern chefs. For instance, Alan B. Rogers et al. disclosed a method for preparing a frozen stuffed fowl in U.S. Patent No. 2,928,748, describing a poultry-stuffing process. Similarly, Peter A. Sieczkiewiz patented a method of preparing edible fowl (U.S. Pat. No. 2,844,844). People have also invented various ovens and containers for cooking the holiday’s signature fowl. In 1909, Joseph Mathy patented the first roasting oven that creates a steam essentially basting the turkey without the need for continual basting by the cook. U.S. Patent No. 4,700,618 depicts a meat smoker containing a fire box and smoker oven offset from the fire box. In the more recent trend of frying the bird, U.S. Patent No. 5,896,810 covers a turkey frying apparatus and U.S. Patent No. 5,758,569 involves a poultry frying apparatus designed such that the user is able to raise and lower the turkey without burning themselves. People have also applied for design patents covering ornamental aspects of the turkey cooking process. One such design patent is for a “stand for cooking chicken or turkey” disclosed in Publication No. D612693. Given the many products and services associated with Thanksgiving, the abundant number of turkey-related patents is unsurprising. #omnilegalgroup #patents #thanksgiving #turkey