What was the favorite Thanksgiving dish in 1830s New England? Turkey? Cranberry sauce? Pumpkin pie? None of the above, according to culinary historians at Old Sturbridge Village. The hands-down Thanksgiving favorite in the early days was Marlborough Pudding, a classic apple and custard pie. And often, turkey wasn’t even on the Thanksgiving menu.
Thanksgiving was the most important holiday in the early 1800s, and Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate it in style. Historians in costume will show how early New England families prepared and enjoyed their Thanksgiving feast. Other demonstrations on Thanksgiving and throughout the weekend include target shooting matches, a re-created wedding, and Native American food traditions.
Although space is no longer available for the two Thanksgiving Day dinners served at the Village, reservations are still being accepted for a special “Day after Thanksgiving” dinner buffet served on Friday, November 29. For reservations, call 508-347-0363.
Details: 800-SEE-1830; www.osv.org.