Political Culture and Culinary Traditions
An argument could be made that November 2016 is the most divisive period in US political culture since the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War in 1861. During the US Civil War (1861-1865) However Union and Confederate cooks still came together to agree on a “standard” Thanksgiving Day menu. One source described it as a “most imposing stuffed turkey, cranberry sauce, turnips, [and] pumpkin” pie. Try and to come together and break bread over those things you can agree on. More often than not we have more in common than difference.