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Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2005

    I love it!

    This book combines excellent scholarship, off-beat humor and great recipes (some new regional and ethnic ones but a lot of familar favorites). I can't wait to try the curried pumpkin bisque (and who knew that celery had such a fascinating history?)The vintage illustrations are a real treat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2005

    Who Doesn't LOVE Thanksgiving?

    The Massachusetts Plimoth Plantation, a historical recreation of Plymouth in the time of the early pilgrims, has always been the definitive source on American Thanksgiving history and customs. In this new work, which is part historical guidebook and part cookbook, Plimoth Plantation Food Historian Kathleen Curtin and co-author Sandra Oliver have created the definitive work on this quintessential American holiday. The authors joyfully dispel many myths surrounding that first harvest celebration and bring to light many new historical details and anecdotes that really bring that first Thanksgiving to life. The recipes are great, and the authors have even included some ethnic twists on typical Thanksgiving fare. You'll even discover how Miami Cubans have 'Cubanized' the traditional American turkey with black beans and rice. Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie is a great holiday gift idea. If you're going to the in-laws or a friend's house for Thanksgiving this year, instead of bringing a 'dish to share,' order this book and bring it along. It makes a great gift that will get your hosts and all of the partygoers into the Thanksgiving spirit. And on Thanksgiving, who really needs Aunt Edna's green bean casserole anyway? At our house, there's always PLENTY of food to go around! If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, give a copy to yourself. The recipes here will inspire you, and your guests will really be blown away by the food.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2005

    Yummy Recipies

    A gorgeous book filled with yummy recipies and great stories. The pumpkin bisque and the stuffed mushrooms are to die for. Makes me want to don my pilgrim hat and start cooking -)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2005

    Giving Thanks for 'Giving Thanks'

    This is a fun book. The book has great trivia and history, and a great variety of the old traditional recipes. But along with that, are the recipes created by the different cultures of our 'Melting Pot', who adapted their own wonderful tastes and flavors to their Thanksgiving celebration. This year, my family is going use only recipes in this cookbook to make a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2005

    Great Cookbook!!

    I loved the history in this book and then additional history given with recipes. I thought the book gave a wonderful sense of how diversified our country has become and found it interesting how many different cultures have blended their favorite foods into the 'traditional' Thanksgiving menu. I found many recipes I want to try and found many that were from my childhood.

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