Thanksgiving en Thanksgiving's Hybrid Of Cultural Traditions <p>This year the overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving introduces a whole new element to what's on this year's Thanksgiving menu. While we've heard plenty about how "<a href="" target="_blank">Thanksgiv-ukkah</a>" could change our Thanksgiving eating habits, for millions of Americans, a hybrid holiday meal <em><strong>is</strong></em> their tradition. Food writer, chef, and public radio personality, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Kathy Gunst</strong></a> has been reaching out to friends, chefs, and food writers from across the country who incorporate foods and habits from their original lands in to the great American Thanksgiving meal.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:21:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39203 at Thanksgiving's Hybrid Of Cultural Traditions Re-Creating A 19th Century Thanksgiving <p>On September 28, 1863, <a href="" target="_blank">Sarah Josepha Hale</a> of Newport, New Hampshire, wrote a letter to President Lincoln.&nbsp; The author of <em>Mary Had A Little Lamb</em> and one of America’s first female novelists wrote, "The subject is to have the day of our annual thanksgiving made a national holiday."&nbsp; Lincoln, a great observer of the wisdom of others, quickly agreed and in 1863 Thanksgiving became our third national holiday alongside Washington’s birthday and Independence Day.&nbsp;</p><p>NHPR’s <strong>Sean Hurley</strong> set out to discover what Thanksgiving was really like during Sarah Josepha Hale's time. His tack: participating in a 19th century re-creation at the <a href="" target="_blank">Remick Country Doctor Museum</a>.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 39206 at Re-Creating A 19th Century Thanksgiving How Newport's 'Mother Of Thanksgiving' Got Her Holiday Wish <p>Thanksgiving before 1863 was something of a moveable feast, with states honoring the holiday at various times or not at all. But as the Civil War dragged on, Abraham Lincoln needed a way to unite the country. It was a prominent magazine editor, Sarah Josepha Hale, who finally persuaded him to declare a national holiday.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 39157 at How Newport's 'Mother Of Thanksgiving' Got Her Holiday Wish Norman Rockwell's Less Than Idyllic Life <p>I was once invited to Thanksgiving dinner by a friend who warned me that her family was “Not a Real <a href="" target="_blank">Norman Rockwell</a> Kinda Bunch”. We know that image: brightly scrubbed faces hover in smiling anticipation over sparkling china as Ma sets the turkey in front of the family patriarch ready to be carved. That painting is titled <em><a href=";db=object&amp;page=1&amp;view=detail" target="_blank">Freedom From Want</a></em> and it’s one of those homespun scenes that only happens in what author <strong>Deborah Solomon</strong> calls “Rockwell Land” -- a magical reflection of American life as it should be. Solomon’s new biography of the illustrator, beloved by the masses and dismissed as corn ball by the art world, reveals a complicated, neurotic, and repressed man who lived very far from the America he invented.</p><p><strong>Deborah Solomon </strong>is author of <a href="" target="_blank"><em>American Mirror: The Life and Times of Norman Rockwell</em></a></p><p><em> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:55:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39202 at Norman Rockwell's Less Than Idyllic Life Classic Thanksgiving Dishes, Right In Your Backyard <p>The traditional thanksgiving feast includes turkey, potatoes, cranberries and of course, pie.&nbsp;Some of the foodies from NHPR’s newsroom traveled around the state to find more on the local producers and traditions of holiday fixings.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks to <strong>Shannon Dooling, Emily Corwin, Sam Evans-Brown</strong> and<strong> Todd Bookman </strong>for these stories, which first aired last November.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:46:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown, Emily Corwin & Todd Bookman & Shannon Dooling 17280 at Classic Thanksgiving Dishes, Right In Your Backyard Traveling For Thanksgiving? With Storm, Timing Is Everything <p>Some parts of New Hampshire could see hairy travel conditions beginning Tuesday evening. &nbsp;Depending on where you're going, meteorologist Gary Best encourages travelers to head out later on Wednesday.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:11:15 +0000 Amanda Loder 39155 at Traveling For Thanksgiving? With Storm, Timing Is Everything What Did The First Thanksgiving Menu Include? <p>Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and every year around this time, our thoughts and stomachs go out to food. Long before deep fried turkeys, gelatinized cranberry sauce, and boxed stuffing there was the inaugural Thanksgiving feast at the Plymouth plantation. So what was on the table that day? <strong>Abigail Carroll</strong> might have an idea. She’s a food historian and author who has studied the Colonial and Native American diet extensively. We spoke with her earlier this month about her new book,<em>Three Squares: The Invention of The American Meal</em>.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:07:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39162 at What Did The First Thanksgiving Menu Include? Wednesday Nor'easter Expected To Bring Rain, Rather Than Snow...For Now <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meteorologists have been keeping an eye on a storm system that looks like it could bring a </span>nor’easter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to the area—just in time for Thanksgiving travel. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 39046 at Wednesday Nor'easter Expected To Bring Rain, Rather Than Snow...For Now Newport Dedicates Monument To "Mother Of Thanksgiving" <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A century and a half after President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, a public monument is being dedicated to the New Hampshire woman often credited with influencing his decision. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sarah Josepha Hale was born in Newport, where a bronze memorial is being dedicated Saturday. A magazine editor, abolitionist and champion of women's causes, Hale also devoted years of her life to lobbying for Thanksgiving. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:39:53 +0000 Associated Press 39024 at “Giving Thanks: a Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude” <p>Join us for a Holiday Special, called “Giving Thanks:&nbsp; a Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude”, from American Public Media.&nbsp; With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, the show features a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her Giving Thanks visit last year. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 17267 at “Giving Thanks: a Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude” Black Friday Backlash <P>Black Friday has long been a post-holiday shopping tradition for many Americans. During the last several years, customers have found their favorite stores opening ever-earlier in anticipation of growing demand. This time around, <A href="">employees are fighting back</A> against the early hours.</P> <P><STRONG>Emanuella Grinberg, </STRONG>writer with’s Living Section, joins us to talk about her article <A href="">“Retail Employees Fight Black Friday Creep.”&nbsp;</A></P> <P> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:48:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17179 at Black Friday Backlash Word of Mouth 11.17.2012 <p><strong>Part 1: Pimpin' Your Thanskgiving Faves</strong></p><p>A.P. food writer and cookbook author <a href="" target="_blank">J.M. Hirsch</a> shares his tips on how to “pimp” your Thanksgiving dinner to make it impress without stress. Make your own butter in five minutes, stuff your turkey with fresh herbs, and make sure to dry your potatoes before you mash them. And as far as salad? Forget it. Thanksgiving comes but once a year, so splurge.</p><p><strong>Part 2: A Vegan Thanksgiving???/Chocolate... Yum</strong></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17012 at Word of Mouth 11.17.2012 Wild Cranberry Relish <p>For the forager of wild foods, November brings cranberries, crisp and tart to suit the season. Cranberries are a wetlands obligate, meaning they grow in wetland soils, so keep a watch for these low, trailing plants when you're out exploring river edges and soggy lowlands. And then return in November for the harvest. Many berries survive through the winter freeze to provide a spring snack.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 15398 at Wild Cranberry Relish Special Programs Celebrating Thanksgiving <p></p><p><strong><u>Thursday, Nov. 22<sup>th</sup></u></strong></p><p>9:00 - 10:00 am: &nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Giving Thanks 2012</a></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:46:31 +0000 NHPR Staff 15397 at Special Programs Celebrating Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Celebration with Garrison Keillor <p>The rebroadcast of The Exchange takes a break tonight as we bring you this special holiday program.</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:00:00 +0000 441 at