I’ve been studying Thanksgiving professionally since 1980.
Semi-professionally since the Kennedy administration. My first area of expertise was the relish tray, specifically black olives,
the canned pitted ones that fit over your fingertips so you can wiggle them at your brothers.
My brothers were never the least bit squeamish, but they’ve always kept a respectable distance from black olives.
That first year of professional study was a fluke – a 10 week position as a Pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation.
I wasn’t going to make a CAREER out of it, and end up in Food Network Magazine’s Odd Job or anything…
How about a throwback to Thanksgiving? I hereby that Throwback Thurdays will be Thanksgiving themed here at Foodways Pilgrim
Here I am on How2heroes about the history of ‘the first thanksgiving’