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www.bustle.com/articles/195327-why-do-we-eat-pumpkin-pie-on-thanksgiving-heres-where-the-tradition-began

Nov 20, 2016 ... Despite the fact that pumpkin pie has become one of America's favorite Thanksgiving desserts, it was actually not present at the original feast of 1621. ... as having started the pumpkin pie tradition when she read about the original 1621 feast and published recipes for turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie in an ...

www.thekitchn.com/why-canned-cranberry-jelly-became-a-thanksgiving-icon-food-history-213299

Nov 21, 2014 ... The turkey, the mashed potatoes, and the stuffing often get starring roles on the Thanksgiving table, leaving cranberries off to the side as a obligatory "relish." ... Cranberries as a sauce and accompaniment to meat has been documented as a part of American culinary history as early as the 19th century.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/thanksgiving-day-whats-the-history-of-the-holiday-and-why-does-the-us-celebrate-pilgrim-fathers

Nov 21, 2017 ... There are only two contemporary accounts of the 1621 Thanksgiving, but it's clear that turkey was not on the menu. The three-day ... Does Britain have an equivalent? Yes, it's called .... The game was such a hit it became a tradition in the US and football is now an integral part of the day. Detroit has had ...

kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/thanksgiving-traditions

Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations. Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal. Popular pie flavors are ...

www.thisisinsider.com/why-we-eat-cranberries-on-thanksgiving-2017-11

Nov 8, 2017 ... The traditional cranberry sauce, made with sugar, did not become popularized until the 19th century. ... renditions aside, the classic Thanksgiving table tends to look pretty similar across America: a giant roast turkey surrounded by mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and, of course, cranberry sauce.

www.care2.com/causes/why-do-we-eat-turkey-for-thanksgiving.html

Nov 26, 2014 ... It's not known exactly when turkey became the customary centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table, but it must have been at least by 1941, ventures Julia Reed ... “Aggressive marketing by turkey farmers by advertising and availability of parts rather than the necessity of cooking a whole bird,” according to one ...

celebrationjoy.com/why-do-we-eat-turkey-on-thanksgiving

A stuffed turkey forms a central part of Thanksgiving celebrations. But, do ... Well, there are a number of interesting stories that are accounted for turkey becoming a dinner staple on this day. .... Did you know that the other staples of Thanksgiving like cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie also did not feature in the original feast?

www.eatturkey.com/why-turkey/history

Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation (NTF) has presented the President of the United States with a live turkey and two dressed turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. The annual presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey to the President has become a traditional holiday ritual in the nation's capital, signaling ...

www.whitehousehistory.org/pardoning-the-thanksgiving-turkey

The First Families did not always feast upon Vose's turkeys, but the yearly offering gained his farm widespread publicity and became a veritable institution at the White House. At Thanksgiving 1913, a turkey-come-lately from Kentucky shared a few minutes of fame with the fine-feathered Rhode Islander. Soon after, in ...