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Turtle Soup and Oyster Stew: A New England Jazz Age Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! As you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and American tables will be overflowing with mashed potatoes, turkey, and pumpkin pie, to name but a few…though sea turtle soup, oyster stew, and broiled lobster probably won’t be on the menu! … Continue reading

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The Groaning Board: Thanksgiving Recipes From the 1920s

  What did people eat at Thanksgiving in the 1920s? In an attempt to find out, I dug through a decade‚Äôs worth of Chicago Tribune archives to see what Chicagoans ate at Thanksgiving during the Roaring Twenties. Mostly that meant … Continue reading

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