Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


Today, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes any number of dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. But if one were to create a historically accurate feast, consisting of only those foods that historians are certain were served at the so-called “first Thanksgiving,” there would be slimmer pickings. “

Read more:First Thanksgiving

Five feasts in American art from the Smithsonian

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2011/11/the-list-five-feasts-in-american-art/

From Tom Christensen's fascinating blog, Right Reading:


"In honor of Thanksgiving, here’s a painting of an American turkeycock by the great Mughal painter Mansur (from my forthcoming book 1616: The World in Motion). Mansur was the greatest Mughal painter of natural history subjects..." and an ongoing series of posts on his book which will be published in February 2012 (I believe).

http://www.rightreading.com/blog/

1 comment:

A Cuban In London said...

Thanks for the link to that first Thanksgiving. Venison... yummy.

Happy Thanksgiving! (belatedly)

Greetings from London.