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Thread #116477   Message #2501520
Posted By: PoppaGator
25-Nov-08 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Thanksgiving historical corrections (USA)
Subject: RE: BS: Thanksgiving historical corrections (USA)
This morning, tuning into NPR on the car radio in the middle of the story, I learned that someone in Maine is promoting the idea that lobster should be recognized as the truly authentic Thanksgiving entree.

The guy was arguing that most of the dishes that have come to be considered "traditional" fare for this holiday had no place at the first Thanksgiving. No cranberries, he says, no sweet potatoes. (If he contended that there was no turkey either, I missed it ~ as I said, I turned on the radio in the middle of the story.) But lobster ~ yes, those New England Indian tribes definitely ate all the lobsters they could catch.

I wonder whether those Pilgrims and Indians had any green bean casserole with the canned fried-onion-ring topping? Hmmmm....