Archives for November 2014

Savory Ginger Pumpkin Mash, A Bit of Pilgrim Pride

There are basically three approaches to devising a Thanksgiving menu. In the first, the foods are typical of New England where the first thanksgiving was celebrated some 250 years before it became a national holiday with a capital “T” in the mid-19th century. In the second, families follow local and regional traditions. Or, if they […]

This Year, Try a Corn Dish from the First Thanksgiving

Although there is no menu of the first harvest celebration that is usually called the first Thanksgiving, there are some sound ideas of what foods, if not precise preparations, were on the table. Between 1620 and 1621 Edward Winslow, who arrived on the Mayflower and was a leader of the English settlement at Plimouth, wrote […]

Middle Eastern Meze Bring Many Cultures to the Table

In the Middle East food is shared and one place it is shared is on the meze table. Meze are small samplings of prepared dishes that make a meal. They are not appetizers, nor tapas, nor hors d’oeuvres but are actually more philosophically related to the Scandinavian smorgasbord. Food is shared in another way. The […]

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