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Thanksgiving has become the most fluid of holidays. Sure, the staples have survived for a few centuries now – the turkey, the cranberries, the

Was there pumpkin pie at that first legendary Thanksgiving? My bet is there was. You will recall from grade school that the first grand feed

Lots of our traditional Thanksgiving dishes come from the English. Food we think of as American, like apple pie and turkey with stuffing, originated

"Swimpee! Swimpee!" shouted the shrimp vendors of years past in Charleston, S.C., as they wended their way through the streets, the fresh shrimp in

My neighbors and I are savoring the last tomatoes of the season. I'm starting to prepare for winter -- and holiday meals -- but

Thanksgiving dinner is a feast of comfort food's greatest hits. But even as much as I enjoy traditional favorites such as mashed potatoes, sweet