Thanksgiving’s History (Podcast)

Linda Pelaccio

Linda Pelaccio › After many years of slinging hash and espousing the virtues of good food to her family ...


Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most beloved American holiday traditions, but how much do we really know about the true origins of the celebration?

On this episode of A Taste of the Past host Linda Pelaccio delves into the historical background of the feast. What role did President Abraham Lincoln play in establishing this official holiday, and who was Sarah Josepha Hale? Linda is joined by historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman who talks about recreating some of the original dishes served at the earliest Thanksgiving feast. Many of Sarah’s historical cooking adventures can be found on her blog, Four Pounds Flour.

You can listen to the episode in its entirety here.

(This episode of A Taste of the Past was sponsored by Acme Smoked Fish)

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