By Cheryl K Stauffer
SYV Wine Country Association
In less than 2 weeks, our nation will celebrate its 393rd
Thanksgiving. Give or take. This holiday—which as far as I can tell, is just a green light to eat yourself into the next size—first burst onto the scene in 1621.
The Pilgrim’s spent 3 days celebrating their first successful harvest. Yay Pilgrims! What we call “Thanksgiving Day,” the participants of the inaugural meal called
“The Harvest Celebration.”
While we don’t know exactly what they ate, historians agree that Venison was probably served at celebration zero—a thoughtful gift from the “Indians.”
There was most likely wildfowl as well, along with native fruits, local vegetables and nuts.
All washed down with water.