The ancient Romans, some of whom I knew personally and who were very nice people, were very keen at the sort of thing you see going on in this picture. They loved to stuff big things with little things that were in turn stuffed with even littler things.
I have always thought of the practice as a cheap culinary trick that was designed more to impress guests with how much meat a host could give away, than something that was created to highlight the intrinsic qualities of the animals to be consumed. And I've never seen or heard anything to the contrary that would cause me to change my mind about this.
Oh yeah, sure you are going to eat it chef.
A turkey weighs in on the practice of shoving birds into its body cavity