Food historian extraordinaire and Thanksgiving Spokesmodel Kathleen Wall of Plimoth Plantation joined us to talk about Thanksgiving. First, a warning we had a small technical issue at the beginning so for first five minutes I thought we might have to cancel, but she does call in. We start out with her story about Barbara Walker, author of the Little House Cookbook, visiting Plimoth Plantation. Then we turn to Thanksgiving history and historic foodways. About 30 minutes in we talk about the Three Kernels of Corn followed up by the popcorn at Thanksgiving mention from Farmer Boy. That’s followed up by how Thanksgiving became so important in Plymouth and what you can do if you spend Thanksgiving there today.
Listen at this link:
Little House Cookbook by Barbara Walker (be sure to read Barbara Walker biography that links from there)
See part of Barbara Walker’s keynote speech at LauraPalooza 2012
Standish of Standish of Jane Austin
Find multiple print options (also check used book sites)
“Five Kernels of Corn” by Hezekiah Butterworth
Plymouth, MA Tourist Information
My Thanksgiving History Handout
My Thanksgiving Program Description
Thanksgiving History with Sandra Oliver:
Curtin, Kathleen and Sandra Oliver. Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2005. Print.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Celebrates Thanksgiving:
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UPDATE: I wanted to link to this interview with Kathleen Wall:
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