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Political Culture and Culinary Traditions

Political Culture and Culinary Traditions

Non commissioned officers' mess of Company D, 93d New York Infantry, 1863, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Non commissioned officers' mess of Company D, 93d New York Infantry, 1863, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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.

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 Civil War Food History

Thanksgiving Day Stories and Recipes

 

 

The Women of Windsor, North Carolina

The Women of Windsor, North Carolina

Thanksgiving Day in a Can

Thanksgiving Day in a Can