Talking Turkey Before The Holiday

Nov 20, 2017

Behind many great recipes, you’ll find stories of immigration. That’s certainly the case in the kitchen of Pati Jinich. Her grandparents immigrated from Poland to Mexico. Now, Pati is a chef and cookbook author, renowned for her Jewish-Mexican fare. GPB’s Emily Cureton caught up with her last week while she was cooking at the General Muir restaurant in Atlanta.

The food on tables in most American homes doesn’t resemble the food served in early Colonial America. That’s when the event we think of as the first Thanksgiving happened—a feast lasting three days. A couple of years ago we talked about what the first Thanksgiving meal might have tasted like with Lisa Abraham. She’s the former food editor for the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio.

Store-bought turkeys are flying off the shelves this week, but Thanksgiving started with wild game. And for some Georgia families, catching your own food is still a tradition. GPB’s Emily Cureton recently joined one father and son duo as they hunted for deer in the woods of Middle Georgia