Thanksgiving is just around the corner. How we observe this day varies by community, family, and individual. Generally, however, this day is known for a cornucopia of food - some of which is enjoyed only once a year. But how did the Thanksgiving meal come to be? Food history is a fascinating subject. Food is not just sustenance and nutrition, it plays a role in culture, science, geography, economics, ethnography, and more.
If you're looking to learn more about food history, check out these great resources.
Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project - An online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to the early 20th century
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