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    The first Thanksgiving menu … maybe | Food and cooking

    The cooks of the time would have used a whole turkey, but wild turkeys are smaller than domesticated turkeys, and pots were bigger. So I used turkey thighs and legs, which were about one pound apiece, and cooked them in my largest Dutch oven. I boiled the turkey, along with a heaping amount of onions, herbs, butter, sugar and more, because that is what the recipe I was following — published by the Plimoth Plantation, I should point out — told me to do. It was, unquestionably, delicious. But it wasn’t historically accurate. When I later looked up  

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    This meat is soon disappearing from Chipotle’s menu | Food and cooking

    When White Castle opened its first doors in Wichita, Kansas in 1921, it quietly began a dining revolution in America. It took a few decades for fast food to really get on a roll: McDonald’s, the first to translate assembly line practices found in car factories into kitchens, opened what would become the modern iteration of the famous hamburger joint in 1948. Soon after, other restaurants were taking note of McDonald’s success and pivoting their restaurants to mimic the standardization and processes. Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Taco Bell, Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, and Wendy’s came into their recognizable forms in the following  

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