Why Do We Associate Turkey With Thanksgiving?

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When we think of the modern American Thanksgiving, we often think of football and pre-Christmas consumerism. But nothing defines the holiday’s tradition like family gatherings around stuffed turkey.

Side dishes vary from region to region, but this stuffed fowl unites us Americans on the fourth Thursday of November like nothing else. During Thanksgiving 2017, Americans ate a whopping 45…



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