Turkeys Take Over The Ovens At South Philly Bakery
By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of the unique things about Thanksgiving in Philadelphia is Cacia’s Bakery — a very special place that cooks turkey’s — and lots of them for anyone that brings one in.
Each year, Cacia’s cooks more than 100 of the birds in their ovens, and they don’t use any timers or temperature gauges. It’s all done by feel and experience.
Folks who bring their turkey say this takes a lot of stress out of Thanksgiving meal preparations:
“It’s a lot of watching, sitting at home, opening and shutting the oven door,” Joe Cacia explains. “Just coming here is like piece of mind, don’t have to worry about it and last year when I had my turkey it was so moist. It was so great.”
Joe says his family has been doing this for 59 years, and everyone seems to love it:
“It’s amazing how people trust us with their main course, because they know that we take care of it every year.”
Joe says the birds go in the oven at 8 a.m. and finish around noon, just in time for the football games.