Saturday, October 30, 2021

November holidays - Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Stir-up Sunday talks

400 years after the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621. Image for Veterans Day or Armistice Day on 11/11 - Union soldiers with a turkey wishbone after Thanksgiving meal in 1864 by Winslow Homer.


Nov 15 Mon 7 Jewish Flavor: Festival of Daughters Feast. “In North African countries, the seventh night of Chanukah is known as the Festival of the Daughters, a celebration of Judith… defeated the Assyrians … using nothing but cheese latkes and a big knife. In honor of this feminist holiday, follow along Chef Vered Guttman as she prepares a diverse array of Chanukah classics from around the world. Sixth & I. $12 HERE

Nov 28 Sun 1:30-3 Passport to Chanukah! Around the World, Bite by Bite. Yaffi Lvova. Qesher - Discover, Learn, Connect $18 HERE

Dec 1 Wed 7 Jewish Cuisine: What Makes Traditional Foods Jewish? Jennifer Abadi. Context $36.50 HERE

De 1 Wed 8-9:30 Israeli Cultural Evening and Chanukah/Holiday Celebration. History of Chanukah, Israeli dishes, wine and more. HERE

Dec 1 Wed 9-10:30pm Hanukkah Latke Making & Music Party. Yehudit Steinberg M.Ed. $25 HERE

Dec 2 Thu 12:30 Jewish Women & American Hanukkah. “evolution of Hanukkah, including a live cooking demo” Aurora Clare. American Jewish Historical Society HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 2 Thur 5 Potato Latkes and German Apple Fritters for Hanukkah. Cooking class and history. Jennifer Abadi. Context $36.00 HERE

Dec 5 Sun 1 Hanukkah and the Jelly Doughnut. Maite Gomez-Rejón. Skirball Cultural Center $10 HERE

De 5 Sun 1 Hearthwarming: Canadian Winter Holiday Traditions. Topics include: fruitcake; Hanukkah; Vancouver holiday. Interview 6 Canadians. John Ota, author The Kitchen: A Journey Through Time … in Search of the Perfect Design. Culinary Historians of Canada. 2 sessions $17.50ea; $30 both HERE pt 2 De 12

Dec 5 Sun 3:30 Hanukkah: Sufganiyot. “cook up a dish from Hanukkah, discuss the holiday” age 6+ Cultured Kids Cuisine HERE

Dec 6 Mon 10 Jews, Schmaltz, and Crisco: Authority and Authenticity in the Age of Industrial Food. Session 2 of Food Fights: Authority and Authenticity in American Jewish Food. Rachel Gross. HERE Dec 13 final session


Latkes and the Foods of Chanukah. Make latkes and talk about the holiday and its foods from around the world. Richard Witting. City Market Classes & Events. VT Dec 17 2020 HERE TAPE HERE


Nov 3 Wed 7 Why We Eat What We Eat at Thanksgiving. Susan Evans McClure. Brownell Library HERE

Nov 3 Wed 7:30 Our First Thanksgiving. John Ota author The Kitchen, includes cooking at Plymouth with Kathleen Wall. CHEW Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin. HERE also Nv 9, 17

Nov 8 Mon 7 Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale. [cookbook author] historical background and first person by Sharon & Steve Wood. Washington Historical Society NH HERE Hale, Lady Editor Nv 18. Tape to email

Nov 9 Tue 7 Thanksgiving Traditions in Boston. author Anthony Samma. Falmouth Museums on the Green HERE

Nov 9 Tue 8 The Pilgrim Kitchen & The Harvest Celebration of 1621: Plimoth Patuxet Museum, Plymouth Massachusetts with John Ota. Culinary Historians of Chicago. HERE TAPE HERE

Nov 16 Thu 6 The True Story of the Pilgrims, Wampanoag Indians, and the "First Thanksgiving" David J. Silverman, the author of This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving. US Capitol Historical Society HERE TAPE HERE

Nov 16 Tue 8:30-10 The REAL History of Thanksgiving. Sarah Lohman. Brooklyn Brainery $7 HERE

Nov 16 Tue 9:30pm From Turkey to Teriyaki: An Immigrant Chef's Thanksgiving Table. “local immigrant chefs on how they’ve incorporated their traditions into the uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving.” KCTS 9 $10 HERE

Nov 17 Wed 7 A History of Whitesbog Farm and Village. “history of cranberry farming in NJ… village 1857.” Historical Society of Haddonfield HERE TAPE may be HERE

Nov 17 Wed 7:30-9 The real story of the "First Thanksgiving" in America in 1621. John Ota. Culinary Historians of Canada $11.34 HERE

Nov 18 Thu 5 If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving. author Chris Newell, member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. Stanley-Whitman House HERE TAPE HERE

Nov 18 Thu 6 This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving. author David J. Silverman. Boston Public Library Research Services Department HERE

Nov 19 Fri 12:30 The Harvest Festival: the History of Thanksgiving & Cookery. Heidi Herr. Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America HERE TAPE may be HERE

Nov 19 Fri 7 Food For Thought. “From documents written at the time, as well as Wampanoag oral histories, you will find that the history of Thanksgiving is more surprising…” Darlene Kascak of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation. The Institute for American Indian Studies HERE TAPE HERE

Nov 21 Sun 8pm Thanksgiving Traditions and Mayhem at the Macy's Parade. History, food. Eleanor Schrader. L.A. Architecture and Art Tours. $8 and tape HERE

Nov 23 Tue 5 The First Thanksgiving. Marc Callis. Context Travel $36.50 HERE

Nov 26 Fri 12 Turkey, Tour and Thanksgiving at Alden House. John and Priscilla Alden Kindred of America $8 HERE

Stir up Sunday, the day to make Christmas Pudding in the UK. Stir-up Sunday post with 3 pictures and poemHERE

Nov 21 Sun 5AM Stir-Up Sunday Christmas Pudding Preparation Cook Along. Waitrose & Partners Cookery School £5 HERE

Nov 21 Sun 10-12 Historic Christmas Pudding. Eliza Acton 1830 recipe. Paul Couchman. The Regency Cook. £25.00 HERE


They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty. book by Dr. John G. Turner. Little Compton Historical Society. Nov. 2020 TAPE HERE

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving 2019 book by Dr. David Silverman. History Book Festival. Delaware libraries. Nov 5 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

History in the Baking: Thanksgiving Traditions in Colorado. Nathan Richie and children talk and make holiday treat. Golden History Museum & Park, Colorado. Nov. 24 2020 TAPE 30 min HERE

Thanksgiving Mythbusting. Virginia Museum of History & Culture. 30 min Nov. 24 2020 TAPE HERE

Mayflower passengers’ first year in Plymouth. Dr. Donna Curtin of Pilgrim Hall Museum. History Camp. Nov. 24 2020 TAPE HERE

IMAGE: Winslow Homer’s Thanksgiving Day in the Army – After Dinner: The Wish-Bone. Harper’s Weekly Dec 3, 1864


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