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Thread #116477   Message #3023593
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
04-Nov-10 - 03:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Thanksgiving historical corrections (USA)
Subject: RE: BS: Thanksgiving historical corrections (USA)
Thanksgiving Myth-busting

I had always heard that Pocahontas brought the oyster dressing to the First Thanksgiving, but modern investigators believe it was a standard sage dressing that Squanto inadvertently dropped an oyster into. John Smith tasted it, proclaimed it "excellent!" and thus was born a very tasty Thanksgiving tradition.

John Rolfe did not, as has been suggested, create the green bean casserole with toasty onions. He did, however, taste a casserole brought by Sacajawea, and was heard to remark "very nice, but it could sure use a can of mushroom soup."

Sir Walter Raleigh's pheasant in tobacco leaves with a hollandaise sauce was less successful, to the point that he wasn't invited back, but was shunned to the point of returning to England, where Good Queen Bess had developed a two-pack a day habit, held Walter responsible, and had him axed for it.