Why We Eat What We Do On Thanksgiving

Why do we eat what we do on Thanksgiving? It turns out there are a lot of reasons, & we're not really sticking to what the Pilgrims would've enjoyed.

Colonist Edward Winslow, author of Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth - a first-hand account of the first Thanksgiving - never mentions turkey. It does mention the Pilgrim's gathering "wild fowl," which could have also meant geese or ducks.

President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, and part of...

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