The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621. We can only imagine how difficult it was for those brave souls gathered at Plymouth Colony to endure the hardships of the land, brutal New England winters, and a Thanksgiving feast devoid of Kaukauna Spreadable Cheese.
They made do, however, with a surprising variety of foods—turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash. Aside from the seafood aspects of this spread, a modern-day family might feel right at home at
Of course, every family has its own Thanksgiving tradition. Playing and watching football are staples. Likewise going over the circulars to plot the perfect Black Friday shopping strategy. Playing cards, board games, and watching the parade are always reliable ways to pass the time until it’s time to eat. Family food traditions, however, vary by family and by region. Many foods found at, say, a Southern gathering might seem strange to a Midwesterner. And a New Englander might be shocked at what a West Coaster serves.
Southerners add macaroni and cheese, collard greens, or sweet potato pie to their tables. Jewish families sometimes pair the turkey with foods like latkes—delicious potato pancakes. In Puerto Rico, they serve yellow rice with corn and meat or potato salad. Midwesterners of Scandinavian descent often serve lefse—yet another kind of potato pancake!—and green bean hot dish. When it comes to stuffing the bird, East Coasters win the prize for creativity (or maybe just sticking closest to the recipe at the first Thanksgiving). Surpassing the Midwest’s simplistic sage, celery, and bread cube combination, a Boston stuffing might include sausage, water chestnuts, oysters, and cranberries.
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