ASK DR. BOLI.

Dear Dr. Boli: I just bought some “chicken tenders” in the meat department of the Foodland, and I was wondering: What part of the chicken is the “tender”?—Sincerely, A Curious Shopper.

Dear Sir or Madam: The chicken tender is not part of the chicken: it is the person who takes care of the chickens, as of course its name implies. Dr. Boli does not ordinarily attempt to dictate in matters of taste, but he would return that meat if he were in your position and still had the receipt.

Comments

  1. Metcalf A. Finnerty says:

    I once found “chicken fingers” on a menu and wondered if these were the tenders’ fingers or not. I called Lt. Col. Timothy Sanders of the Dept. of Agriculture who could not enlighten me, therefore, on my next outing, I opted for steak tenders who were originally from Omaha.

  2. Robert Agamemnon-Fargy says:

    “I called Lt. Col. Timothy Sanders of the Dept. of Agriculture who could not enlighten me”

    Yes, the fellow is useless. I recently directed a query to him about some foodstuff called “fish fingers.” Needless to say, no joy.

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