What are traditional Thanksgiving foods?

  • Published on Nov 15, 2016
  • Learn about the traditional Thanksgiving foods eaten in America and how they became part of the Thanksgiving meal. Also, check out our Holiday Roundup workbook in the following link: amzn.to/2fRp5K3
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    This video provides a short explanation of the most common items eaten for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
    Learn what Americans eat, and how much of it, for each Thanksgiving Day.
    Topics include:
    ● What is eaten as part of a traditional Thanksgiving holiday?
    Turkey at Thanksgiving
    ● Thanksgiving celebrations
    ● How turkey became the traditional meal
    ● Other dishes eaten at Thanksgiving
    ●A modern Thanksgiving dinner
    ●The feast in Plymouth in 1621
    ●Pumpkin Pie
    ●Centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal
    ●Alexander Hamilton
    ●50 million turkeys
    ●700 million pounds of turkey is eaten every Thanksgiving!
    ●Dressing and Stuffing
    ●Herbs and Spices
    ●Wheat Bread
    ●White Bread
    ●Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
    ●Cranberry Sauce
    ●Green Beans
    ●Sweet Potatoes
    ●Deviled Eggs
    ●Bread Rolls
    Also learn about the various deserts served during an American Thanksgiving Day celebration: Dessert brings us even more traditional Thanksgiving staples. The most prominent dessert across the country is pumpkin pie. It is estimated that about 50 million pumpkin pies are eaten every Thanksgiving. Aside from pumpkin pie, other types of pie are also popular, including pecan, apple, and cherry.
    This educational video documents the food items that have helped to make Thanksgiving the special holiday it is. What will you be having on your Thanksgiving table?

Comments • 18

  • ezrabrooks12
    ezrabrooks12 8 months ago

    Good Video!!! Food Look'd Good!!!! You forgot about Mincemeat Pie,another Favorite!!!

  • Connie Aquino
    Connie Aquino 9 months ago +2

    20 pounds of stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, white sweet corn, hot homemade biscuits rich thick gravy, cranberry sauce, homemade apple pie, pumpkin pie and lemon pie. Happy Thanksgiving Day from our home to yours.

  • Jonas Krag
    Jonas Krag 10 months ago

    Who else had to learn about this in school?

  • Gitana Fox
    Gitana Fox 10 months ago +3

    I'm Hispanic American and every year our family incorporates Spanish dishes into our Thanksgiving dinner. This year we are going all-American as we teach the kids about the history of the holiday. Last year I found out I have English and Native American heritage so it feels even more appropriate. Those Spanish dishes can make a Christmas comeback anyhow. Enjoy your holidays everyone!

  • smith wesson
    smith wesson 10 months ago +2

    Isn't sweet potatoes and yams the same thing ? I think it is..

    • Gitana Fox
      Gitana Fox 10 months ago +1

      Yes they are. Although there are many varieties of yams including white, yellow and the orange kind we usually refer to as sweet potatoes.

  • Tyler Neff
    Tyler Neff 10 months ago

    you ar rite

  • Amil Reed
    Amil Reed 11 months ago

    What type white people dressing is that

  • 名誉 ために日本人天の祖先天

    Traditionally all the meat is substituted with tofu. Loving kindness for vegetarians. Nothing is more traditional than a TofuTurkey! THANKYOU

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  • Luccas De Paula
    Luccas De Paula Year ago +1

    Very nice guys!!!

  • Luca Merluccio
    Luca Merluccio Year ago

    Very nice

  • accent77
    accent77 2 years ago +8

    Americans are so fat and disgusting. But it's probably worth it.

  • Roadside Resident
    Roadside Resident 2 years ago

    Who is narrating?