Tired of your everyday chicken? If your usual hen’s lacking in flavor, why not try a capon? What, you may ask, is a capon? Well, it’s a castrated rooster. Insert witty cock joke here.

Few things get better with castration, but the capon is one of them. Castration makes for a plumper bird whose meat is more tender and flavorful. The capon was “invented,” as it were, by the Romans (pre-Christ) as a way to get around a grain ration that prevented them from fattening hens the normal way. Capons are considered a luxury food as they are much more difficult to find than your standard mass-produced chicken, but they are worth the hunt. 

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