Sometimes you just want to, as Emeril Lagasse would say, “Kick it up a notch!” With the (American) holiday season in full swing, for a brief moment we’d like to rescue you from gift shopping in crowded malls; ‘ugly sweater’ & office holiday parties; and gift-wrapping, by throwing a wrench and a little spice in the mix.

Have you ever wondered what the most popular type of meat is? Well, according to a 2012 Earth Policy Institute study, as reported by NPR [A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up], for the first time in more than 100 years Chicken has claimed the #1 spot as the average American eats 57.4 lbs of chicken versus 52.3 lbs of beef annually.