Turkey and Stuffing and Pie, Oh My!

-By Angelica Wedell

Humans have always liked to gather around a hearty meal.  Civilization became possible once we learned to produce abundance of food.  We prepared our meals in creative ways and used food to shape our cultures and build communities.  Today we continue to celebrate holidays around the feasting table, especially on Thanksgiving.

Feast Your Eyes

“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.” – Elsa Schiaparelli

Plate Full of Turkey
Donna Currie’s Thanksgiving Dinner Spread

“I cut up the turkey before roasting for more even cooking and instead of conventional dressing, I made a savory bread pudding.” – Donna Currie, food blogger, Cookistry.com.

Carrots and Parsnips
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez

Stuffing Waffles
Stuffing Waffles

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Gunther

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Dinner Spread in India

“Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn!” – Jamie Oliver

Buttered Bread Rolls
Buttered Bread Rolls

“Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.” – Nelson Mandela

Stuffing
Stuffing

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Hawaiian Ham
Hawaiian Ham

“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.” – John Walters

Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese
Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” – Paul Prudhomme

Cabbage and Greens
Cabbage and Greens

“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.” – Maya Angelou

Turkey Cake
Turkey-Shaped Cake

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pie

“Work is the meat of life, pleasure is the dessert” – B.C. Forbes

Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie

“Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home.” – Rachel Ray

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake
Donna Currie’s Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

“Life is short … it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise Delany

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Food pics courtesy NRC staff. Quotes found on BrainyQuote.com. This is an updated post originally published in 2015.

 

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