Food Snob Chronicles – Stuffing for thought: Thanksgiving uncensored

This is awesome! From one of my fave food blogs 😀

The Unorthodox Epicure

To love your food is to know your food. And I’ll bet there are a few things you didn’t know about the feast served in late-November each year.

Leave it to the politicians
President Franklin Roosevelt, between 1939-41, pushed Thanksgiving back a week to boost the economy. It turned into a quite a cluster-gobble, since several states decided to observe on the last Thursday in November; and Texas celebrated both weeks.

Congress ultimately stepped in to fix the whole ordeal and, after some debate, compromised on the fourth Thursday of November as the official Thanksgiving in the U.S. Unfortunately, the turkey featured on the official U.S. Thanksgiving website was bullied for being the face of such a hot topic.

It might flush out kidney stones but…
An 8-ounce glass of cranberry juice contains more sugar than your average (12-ounce) can of soda. Why? Because the fruit is so tart that…

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