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Turkey

Turkey

The turkey came originally from America and was first domesticated by the Aztecs in Mexico. The Spanish introduced turkeys into Europe and they soon became a popular choice in France, Italy and Britain. When early settlers from Britain, France and Holland crossed the Atlantic to North America, the vast flocks of turkey that roamed wild […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo‏

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo‏

Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) has become a lively and fun commemoration of Mexican culture. The history behind Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war (1861-1867). Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. In the United States […]

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part IV

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part IV

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part IV The longer winters in New England produced a diet somewhat different from that in Virginia.  Not as many varieties of fruits and vegetables grew as in the South, and emphasis was put on those which would store well or which could be converted to something stable […]

Feast of Saint John The Baptist June 24th

Feast of Saint John The Baptist June 24th

The Feast of Saint John The Baptist is a great feast of June that is common to countries and has been celebrated since early times.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo   Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) has become a lively and fun commemoration of Mexican culture.  The history behind Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war (1861-1867).  Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico.  […]