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Sun reporterToday we continue our three-week series to get you ready for a no-fuss Thanksgiving feast. In the 1970 black comedy Diary of a Mad Housewife, Tina Balser's obnoxious young daughters rebel at the Thanksgiving dinner table because she has altered the...
Tags: Thyme, Onions, Kosher Salt, Turkey (animal), Garlic
Special to The TimesCRANBERRY red is the Tiffany touch on the Thanksgiving plate. The jewel-like quality of the color adds just the right accent to the dressiest meal of the year. Just about everything else on the plate starts out one hue and morphs. Cranberries keep...
Tags: Turkey, Potatoes, Cranberries
Every red-blooded American knows that when it comes to Thanksgiving, cranberries are as American as apple pie. Contrary to popular belief, cranberries didn't come over on the Mayflower, though, but were a staple of Native Americans long before the first...
Television CriticOf the many elephants occupying the room that is the history of the United States, none is larger than the official mistreatment of the Native American by the new neighbors from over the water. Like slavery, it is a subject at once much discussed and...
Tags: Massasoit, FBI, Ohio, PBS (tv network), Native Americans
In "Pathfinders," his encompassing history of the exploration of the globe, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto notes that the "Atlantic breakthrough" made by Europe at the end of the 15th Century took place in less than a decade. From Christopher Columbus' landfall...
Back in the day, sailing to America could be traumatic stuff—when, that is, it wasn't incredibly dull. Anything might go wrong, and frequently did. There were enemy warships, hurricanes and, not least, the delights of dysentery (or "the bloody flux,...
In the history of the American people, many places are precious. But none reaches back so far -- or did so much to shape the nation's identity -- as the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Twelve years after the first colonists landed in 1607...
Wood Pond PressThis section extends from Boston's South Shore through the Plymouth area and down to the southeastern coastal area to Fall River and New Bedford. Cape Cod and the islands lie beyond. DEDHAM >> Dedham Dining Suggestions Isabella, 566 High St., Dedham....
Out of a swampy thicket, near the blue waters of Long Island Sound, 200 old men, women and children stepped into the bright sunshine and entered a new world. Hundreds of edgy soldiers, mustered from villages and farms across Connecticut, had finally...
Tags: Rhode Island, Massasoit, Gramercy, Finance, Long Island Sound
Speaking of Thanksgiving, familiar customs have become a vital if invisible part of modern life. In a time when just as you get used to every new set of rules, everything changes again, old customs provide a predictable comfort -- even more than telling...
Tags: Commuting, Holidays, Travel, Green Bay Packers, Thanksgiving
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