Thanksgiving Past

| 11/27/2015 11:40:00 AM

Tags: Thanksgiving, Ohio, Old Newspaper Articles, Pies, Holiday Cooking, Old Restaurant Menus, Ohio History, Connie Moore,

Connie MooreHerein is gathered for your amusement, or boredom, tidbits from the last century which may or may not have worth. It depends on your frame of mind and whether or not history of little consequence is on your trivia plate.

Plate is mentioned because much of the following words have to do with food and the person responsible for getting it to the table.

The tone is set with this jingle from November 1913 in Wood County, Ohio.

“Said a young and tactless husband,
To his inexperienced wife:
If you would but give up leading
Such a fashionable life,
And devote more time to cooking
How to mix and when to bake
Then perhaps you might make pastry
Such as mother used to make.

pecan pie

Later we’ll look at the woman’s response. But in the meantime, let’s look at how cooks in Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1912, used potatoes to make snow. Which of course, they served on that big holiday table along with a very solid cranberry sauce.

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