The Evolution of the Thanksgiving Meal

The Evolution of the Thanksgiving Meal

Puck Thankgiving 1905, by Carl Hassman. Library of Congres.

With the Thanksgiving meal at hand, images of warm and tender stuffed turkey drizzled with cranberries, fluffy mashed potatoes smothered in gravy, sweet potato casserole covered in marshmallows and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream begin dancing around in our minds. If you’re anything like me, all year long you look forward to this traditional […]

Big Thanksgiving Giveaway: Whet Your Appetite with American Palate Books

Big Thanksgiving Giveaway: Whet Your Appetite with American Palate Books

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We had a blast making recipes from our historical cookbooks for #THPgiving. Our final giveaway features ALL of our American Palate books. Still wondering what you’ll give your foodie friends this holiday? Check out the giveaway below (and share throughout the weekend) for your chance to win one our bookish freebies this Thanksgiving! How do you enter to win? […]

THPgiving recipe, book giveaway: The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook

THPgiving recipe, book giveaway: The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook

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Our fifth scrumptious #THPgiving recipe and giveaway comes from The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook. We made our own version of the Gluten-Free Quiche recipe. Take a look at how it turned out: We hope you’ll enjoy this recipe in your own kitchen, and don’t forget to comment below for your chance to win The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook! Check out the […]

THPgiving recipe, book giveaway: The Big Bend Cookbook

THPgiving recipe, book giveaway: The Big Bend Cookbook

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Our fourth delectable #THPgiving recipe and giveaway comes from The Big Bend Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of West Texas by Tiffany Harelik. We made our own version of the Tarragon Chicken Salad recipe. Take a look at how it turned out: We hope you’ll enjoy this recipe in your own kitchen, and don’t forget to comment below for your […]

THPgiving recipe, book giveaway: Wines of Walla Walla Valley

THPgiving recipe, book giveaway: Wines of Walla Walla Valley

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Our third delicious #THPgiving recipe and giveaway comes from Wines of Walla Walla Valley: A Deep Rooted History by Catie McIntyre Walker. We made our own Beet Salad with Chevre and Candied Walnuts. Take a look at how it turned out: We hope you’ll enjoy this recipe in your own kitchen, and don’t forget to comment below for your chance […]

THPgiving recipe, giveway: Gottlieb’s Bakery – Savannah’s Sweetest Tradition

THPgiving recipe, giveway: Gottlieb’s Bakery – Savannah’s Sweetest Tradition

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Happy #THPgiving everyone! Our second #Thanksgiving recipe and freebie comes from Gottlieb’s Bakery: Savannah’s Sweetest Tradition by Isser Gottlieb. We tried our hand at the Old-Fashioned Pound Cake recipe. Here’s how it turned out: We hope you’ll enjoy this pound cake recipe in your own kitchen, and don’t forget to like/comment below, or on Facebook/Twitter, for your chance to […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving with #THPgiving! Giveaway, recipe from Classic KY Meals

Celebrate Thanksgiving with #THPgiving! Giveaway, recipe from Classic KY Meals

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, so we’re excited to announce that we’ll be giving away freebies from our delectable American Palate series…leading all the way up to the holiday! Here’s how #THPgiving will work: each day we’ll post a recipe from one of our #AmericanPalate books, along with a picture of our staff’s attempt to cook the featured […]

An Interview with Lost Lexington Author Peter Brackney

An Interview with Lost Lexington Author Peter Brackney

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Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but so many more are lost forever. The famous Phoenix Hotel, long a stop for weary travelers and politicians alike, has risen from its own ashes numerous times over the past centuries. The works of renowned architect John McMurtry were once numerous around town, but some of the finest […]

Ebola, the 1857 National Hotel Disease and American Paranoia

Ebola, the 1857 National Hotel Disease and American Paranoia

Pierre L’Enfant’s grand Pennsylvania Avenue connecting the Capitol and the Executive Mansion. At the start of Buchanan’s administration, it was the only paved street in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Guest blog post by Kerry Walters No more than a few cases of Ebola, two of them imported, have been diagnosed to date in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control is confident that there’s no danger of a North America epidemic.  Still, panic has shot through the American public.  Several states have imposed […]

The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton

The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton

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Q&A with author R. Scott Williams The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton: From Tennessee to Timbuktu explores West Tennessee writer and adventurer Richard Halliburton’s dramatic rise to fame, his sensational career and the events that led to his disappearance at sea in 1939. Halliburton was born in Brownsville, Tennessee in 1900 and raised in Memphis. […]