Steve Spielberg's movie Lincoln starting Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln is a historical drama that all of my friends and family are talking about. I have not seen this film yet. I have enjoyed the mini series about John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson so I look forward to stealing a few hours from my schedule and going to the movie theater.
While, on the social network Facebook, a friend posted a link to The Shiksa Facebook page. Tori Avey, is The Shiksa and the author of two websites, The Shiksa in the Kitchen and The History Kitchen.
I spent over an hour reading The History Kitchen, Tori Avey is a culinary anthropologist and has written fascinating articles, at least to me, about why and how we eat the foods we do.
I am a big fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery's books Anne of Green Gables while on, The History Kitchen website, I found a post title Anne of Green Gables Raspberry Cordial. A snippet of the story pertaining to the cordial episode in the book, with a short history lesson on cordial, and the recipe for cordial was a fun read.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner Avey's post on The History Kitchen website, titled Thanksgiving, Lincoln and Pumpkin Pudding you will be informed how President Lincoln, while not being the " ...first president to recognize the holiday, Lincoln ensured that Thanksgiving would be celebrated as a national day of thanks for years to come."
The blog post Thanksgiving, Lincoln and Pumpkin Pudding gives some Thanksgiving recipes from an1853 cookbook.
|Photo source:The History Kitchen|
source:The History Kitchen
|source:The History Kitchen|
I am an extremely blessed person and I am truly THANKFUL.