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The centerpiece of contemporary Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada is a large ... By 1857, turkey had become part of the traditional dinner in New England. A Thanksgiving Day dinner served...

Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving? | Wonderopolis


How did the turkey become the Thanksgiving bird? ... In some parts of the country , you'll find mashed potatoes and gravy and in other places, sweet potato pie.

Take Two | Why turkey on Thanksgiving? A food historian explains ...


Nov 25, 2014 ... When did Thanksgiving turkey start here? Did it involve the pilgrims? ... It doesn't become a core part of the Thanksgiving dinner until the late ...

First Thanksgiving Dinner: No Turkeys. No Ladies. No Pies. - NPR


Nov 22, 2010 ... So how did turkey get to be the Thanksgiving bird? ... and well did it become its lordly station, sending forth the rich odor of its savory stuffing, ...

Turkey History & Trivia | Eatturkey.com


We estimate that 46 million of those turkeys were eaten at Thanksgiving, 22 million at Christmas ... The annual presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey to the President has become a traditional holiday ritual in the ... Did you Know?

Thanksgiving Turkey History - Home Cooking - About.com


Learn more about Thanksgiving and turkey history. ... It was imported to Europe in the early part of the 16th century by the Spaniards via Turkey (the country.) ...

Good Question: Why Do We Eat Turkey On Thanksgiving? « WCCO ...


Nov 24, 2014 ... Almost 90 percent of Americans will eat turkey for Thanksgiving, according to ... Though Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until the Civil War, people did start ... “It's a wonderful part of American culture,” he said.

How The Turkey Became Thanksgiving's Mascot - The Dodo


Nov 25, 2014 ... So how did turkey —the national symbol for Thanksgivingbecome the bird that 88 percent of Americans eat on the fourth Thursday of ...

The History Behind 5 Thanksgiving Traditions Americans Love ...


Nov 28, 2013 ... From cranberry sauce and turkey to parades and football, the ... Turkey is a fixture at most Americans' Thanksgiving tables, but where, exactly, did this tradition originate? ... you consume it) has become quite the Thanksgiving commodity. ... “ Cranberries officially became a part of the national Thanksgiving ....

The Answer Sheet - Why we eat turkey on Thanksgiving (when the ...


Nov 26, 2009 ... ... to eating turkey but there is no record that it was part of the feast. ... The Pilgrims, incidentally did not dress every day in black and white and didn't ... Americans started eating turkey for Thanksgiving in the mid-1800s. ... Thanksgiving as we think of it now didn't become official for more than 150 ye...

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Why We Eat What We Eat On Thanksgiving | Mental Floss


Nov 25, 2013 ... How did these dishes become the national "what you eat on ... Turkey may not have been on the menu at the 1621 celebration by the Pilgrims ... but the Pilgrims and Wampanoag also enjoyed five deer as part of their feasting.

Why Is Turkey Served on Thanksgiving? - From The Labor of Love


When you think of Thanksgiving, you can practically smell the turkey baking in the oven. ... So, how did the turkey become the main part of our holiday meal?

Why do we eat turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas? - Slate


Nov 25, 2009 ... Turkey is a mainstay of the Thanksgiving dinner. But it's not necessarily the best- tasting beast around, nor the cheapest. So how did turkey ...