Food History: What Did the Pilgrims Eat?

http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2012/11/fire-questions-for-a-colonial-culinarian-yum.html

What foods did the Pilgrims eat on that first Thanksgiving?

  • Wild fowl such as Turkey, Ducks, Geese, Quails, and Passenger pigeons
  • Possibly – cranberries (or other berries)
  • Corn (flour and porridge)
  • Venison

Some traditional foods NOT on the table were:

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Yams
  • Pie

November 23, 2016