Everyone’s Fantasy of the First Thanksgiving
Most of what you think you know about Thanksgiving is just not true, but that doesn’t make the holiday any less enjoyable. It is widely written that the first Thanksgiving occurred in 1621 and was celebrated by the Pilgrims, English settlers, and Indians, and that turkey was served. None of this is true. The image at the left is a fanciful “recreation” of what artists think happened.
But don’t worry about the past, because our holiday crew of cooks and writers have reinvented Thanksgiving–now it’s a barbecued Thanksgiving. Myself and Ray Lampe, Mary Jane Wilan, Nancy Gerlach, Mike Stines, Ph.B., Gwyneth Doland, and Harald Zoschke present the following recipes for the celebration:Grilled Pineapple-Chipotle Salsa; The Ultimate Turkey from Ray; Scottie’s Creole Butter’ Dr. BBQ’s Pulled Pork Stuffing; MJ’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Dave’s Chipotle Gravy; Mike’s Zucchini-Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes, and Gwyn’s Chile and Dried Cherry Chocolate Dessert. The story and recipes are here.