What foods were served at the first Thanksgiving?


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The event that's most popularly thought of as the first American Thanksgiving took place in the area now known as Massachusetts, and the attendees dined on locally available foods such as corn, venison and seafood. If turkey was consumed at this meal, it would have been wild turkey that differs greatly from the farm-fattened birds that are consumed today.

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What foods were served at the first Thanksgiving?
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There are many myths associated with the narrative of the first Thanksgiving, including myths focusing on food. Historical records show that much of what is associated with the classic Thanksgiving dinner, including staples such as pumpkin pie and roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, didn't become associated with Thanksgiving until the 1800s.

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