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Andrea_2
11-22-2006, 08:19 PM
I have been to six different stores today, and none of them had this! :mad: Where would I find it? I am making a 4 pound stuffed turkey breast tomorrow and really need some!

tamawrite
11-22-2006, 08:23 PM
Hi Andrea. I ended up with a ball of plain cotton twine (for my Stuffed Pork Loin with Carmelized-Onion Cranberry Sauce) from the local Winco. $1.59. If you're anywhere near Boise, I'll share! :D

ShowMe-inMO.
11-22-2006, 08:23 PM
I think I got mine at a "kitchen store" but string will work just as well.

DanaSD
11-22-2006, 08:24 PM
I also had trouble finding this a few years ago. I finally found some in a gourmet kitchen shop and more recently I think I got a huge roll from Smart and Final.

Gumbeaux
11-22-2006, 08:27 PM
Bed Bath and Beyond has the item shown below for 99 cents.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=10587018

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/assets/product_images/230/70848008353.jpg;pvde05a5945f929d0b

tea4one
11-22-2006, 08:37 PM
Probably too late but Sur La Table sells it.

Ralph
11-22-2006, 08:58 PM
We've gotten it from the butcher departments at Dominicks and Meijer. Just ask the butcher - they've never charged us!

emncar
11-22-2006, 09:08 PM
I was surprised to see twine included in my Butterball turkey wrapper.

Andrea_2
11-22-2006, 09:33 PM
We've gotten it from the butcher departments at Dominicks and Meijer. Just ask the butcher - they've never charged us!

I did get a small amount from both Caputo's and Jewel, but they each gave me so little that I'm worried it won't be enough. The one from Jewel was also very wet which is kind of grossing me out. Not sure what he got all over it. Maybe I'll just go back and ask for more. Why doesn't anyone sell this stuff?

By the way, Ralph, have you been to Caputo's yet? I love that place! I've been there 5 times in the last week.

Goin' Coastal
11-22-2006, 10:00 PM
You can use dental floss as well.

Cookin4Love
11-22-2006, 11:54 PM
I ended up finding it at Cost Plus a couple of years ago. I bought a big, giant thing of it. I'll probably never need to buy it again!

Canice
11-23-2006, 12:10 AM
My last roll came from Sur la Table.

Hammster
11-23-2006, 05:26 AM
Smart and Final carries kitchen string too.

ClaraB
11-23-2006, 06:55 AM
I picked some up yesterday at Target - I have no idea where in the store it was, because I had to ask the cashier :o ...

Andrea_2
11-23-2006, 09:22 AM
It looks like I'll be able to get by this time with what I have (hopefully), but I'll keep Target and Sur La Table in mind for the future. I have never heard of Smart and Final, I don't think there are any of those around here. Thanks everyone.

Gumbeaux
11-23-2006, 09:36 AM
Now that I think about it, I remember a time about 20 years ago I needed twine and didn't have any. I improvised by using bamboo skewers to truss a chicken. I used wire cutters to cut off the skewers at the skin line so that they wouldn't burn. It worked great. The skewers easily pulled right out of the stuffed chicken without the chicken falling apart.

Andrea_2
11-23-2006, 11:11 AM
That is a good idea Gumbeaux. I have a ton of bamboo skewers, so I may use a few of those too. The turkey is tied in the fridge, but looks like it may fall apart at any second.

KristiB
11-23-2006, 12:15 PM
I ask the butcher and they usually give it to me free.

Dontcha think that with turkeys, roulades and other foods that occasionally need to be tied the grocery stores would carry it?

dneilson
11-23-2006, 05:53 PM
Natural food stores have unbleached cheesecloth AND kitchen twine. That's where I get mine.

Happy Late Thanksgiving!!

Dolores

Beth
11-23-2006, 07:09 PM
I saw a big spool at Cost Plus yesterday. Can't remember where I bought my last spool, but I've used kite string when I didn't have any.