Best 5 First Thanksgiving Foods To Serve

 
21-Nov-2010 by

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Today’s traditional Thanksgiving feast includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, other fall vegetables, cranberry sauce, sweet corn and pumpkin pie. But the first Thanksgiving table had a totally different menu all together. Here are the best first Thanksgiving foods that remain popular today too. 

 

Poultry 

First Thanksgiving food included roasted duck, geese, and swan instead of turkey. These were the foods presented at the Thanksgiving table until the Europeans arrived in America.

poultry

Cabbage  

Not many of us know that cabbage was one of the vegetables, which was served along with potatoes at the First Thanksgiving table in the 16th century. Today, Thanksgiving tables serve a variety of fall vegetables, proving that Americans have become more health conscious these days.

cabbage

Seafood 

It is also believed that the first Thanksgiving table had fish, lobster, mussels, eel, and clams among seafood varieties. However, you might not see them all together on Thanksgiving tables today.

Seafood

 

Grapes and Plums 

The first Thanksgiving meal, which was held in 1621 by the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims, who later settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, had both the red and black varieties of grapes and plums present on the first Thanksgiving table. They have remained popular through the ages.

Seafood

Dried Fruits 

 Modern Thanksgiving tables have started keeping dried fruits as one of the foods that gives a rich feel to the table. It was a common food at the first Thanksgiving table as well.

dried fruits

 

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