Food Field Trips » The History of Thanksgiving
Kathleen Wall, Colonial Foodways Culinarian at Plimoth Plantation, shares her knowledge of the first Thanksgiving where venison (not turkey) was served, as well as the advent of the 19th century traditional Thanksgiving introduced after the Civil War that we all know, love and celebrate today.
Kathleen is the Colonial Foodways Culinarian at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts where the pilgrims first set foot in the new world. Watch the video to hear all about her fascinating job and how she brings the past to life for visitors to the plantation.
Posted Monday, November 23, 2009, at 11:41 pm by billy37:I never celebrated Thanksgiving as a kid (I wasn’t born in the U.S.) but now I think it’s a truly nice holiday. I never really knew what it was all about though. I read this and it’s really quite cool to know a bit more about Thanksgivings origins. Here’s what I read. <a href="http://ketiva.com/Society_and_Culture/thanksgiving_day_a_short_history1.html ">http://ketiva.com/Society_and_Culture/thanksgiving_day_a_short_history1.html</a>
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