Picks and Pans Review: Buzz Book
Giving Thanks written by Sandra L. Oliver and Kathleen Curtin, Giving Thanks explores the history of America’s homey holiday.
•Entrées at the first harvest feast at Plymouth Colony in 1621: venison, waterfowl and (perhaps) turkey.
•Diners didn’t fret about which fork to use; colonists and Warmpanoag guests had only “knives, spoons and fingers.”
•In 1876, 13 years after Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, the first Thanksgiving Day college football game was held. Yale beat Princeton.
•The “fancy new food” on holiday tables in the 19th century: celery.