Food for Thought
Blogger: Etta Wilson
Location: Books & Such Nashville Office
Weather: Rainy and cool
Well, here we are in the season of Thanksgiving! For some of us making our list of what we’re thankful for this year may take a little more effort than previously. For others we are more grateful than ever before. I’d be more grateful if I could just shoot one of the 30+ wild turkeys that wander through my yard almost daily!
Hearing a recent devotional on the topic, I was struck by how much our observance of this truly American holiday has changed since the time of the Pilgrims. Now we’re feasting and resting and often traveling, and I think we’re doing fairly much the same all across the country, whereas the earlier Thanksgivings were more regional and less about food and probably more about worship than watching football.
Maybe there are still regional dishes and differences that I’m not aware of. What’s on your Thanksgiving table? Is there a new dish? Or an old one rediscovered?
- More to the point for those of us who write, have you ever written a truly Thanksgiving story?
- Or made the Thanksgiving meal a significant event in a manuscript?
- And drawing the net even tighter, have any of you written a cookbook—besides Lauraine Snelling, that is?
If you read Publisher’s Weekly, you may see their promotion of cookbooks in regular e-mails, “Cooking the Books.” I certainly have a collection, including first editions of Julia Child’s 3 volumes on French cooking.