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Thanksgiving Recipes from America’s Past November 15, 2007

Posted by mplibrary in fun stuff.

thanksgiving.jpeThe Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts is the nation’s oldest continually-operating public museum and houses valuable Pilgrim possessions such as early furniture, portraits, textiles, and books.   This fascinating collection of historical American Thanksgiving recipes is gathered from their books on cookery.

Learn to make a 1671 style “Pumpion” Pie, a cranberry tart from 1796, and chestnut stuffing from 1891.  Recipes from cookbooks from various war eras such as a World War II sweet potato casserole are included. 

You’ll appreciate modern conveniences when reading a recipe which begins: “Kill turkey several days before cooking….” 



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