Category Archives: Thanksgiving

#265 – Idolatrie in Crust

The Mincemeat pie has a long history with connections to the history of Christmas and Thanksgiving, the history of England and the United States, the history of Catholics and Pilgrims. Mincemeat pies have been praised and cursed and banned..promising a taste of heaven and/or hell in every bite.

Links:
Fascinating pages on the history of the mince pies in the United States
Pages on the history of mince pies in England
Mincemeat pies with meat
Vegetarian mince pie
Dessert mince pie without alcohol

Sources:
Restad, Penne L. Christmas in America: A History. Oxford University Press, 1996.

Painting – “Christmas Pie” by William Henry Hunt

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podcasticon#265 – Idolatrie in Crust

#174 – A Spanish Thanksgiving

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Almost 25 years before the Pilgrims arrived in the New World a group of Spanish Catholics and native Seloy people celebrated their own Thanksgiving, but it probably didn’t include turkey…

Links:
SQPN’s Saint’s Page
Recipe for Cocido
Photo of Cocido by Tnarik
Michael Gannon’s work on the history of Florida

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podcasticon#174 – A Spanish Thanksgiving

#173 – Turkeys and Pumpkins

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Continuing our Thanksgiving/Harvest Theme, in this episode the introduction of the Turkey to European cuisine and why certain priests wear pumpkins on their heads.

Links:
Recipies by Bartolomeo Scappi

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podcasticon#173 – Turkeys and Pumpkins

#172 – Taters

It’s the season of Thanksgiving which means time for eating and what will be more plentiful on the table than potatoes? Listen to the Catholic connection to this ubiquitous vegetable and a bit on the joy that is the Austrian Thanksgiving.

Links:
Paul’s Men – Catholic Men’s Podcast
Potage Parmentier – Potato Soup Recipe
Hachis Parmentier – Fancy Shepherd’s Pie
St. Leopold’s Feast Day Celebration – or sliding down the cask

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podcasticon#172 – Taters