Thanksgiving 1947

We asked our friends Noah Fecks & Paul Wagtouicz to recreate a Thanksgiving meal from 1947 inspired by the classic food photography of Gourmet Magazine.

Upstate New York: 1947

The war is over! The boys are home, winter holidays are coming, and rationing is something we’ve all gotten used to. Grandma’s been fattening a big turkey in the yard, feeding it lumps of butter rolled in bird seed. Father’s brought rabbits back from the hunt. The haul from Mother’s victory garden will keep her canning for weeks, and there will be plenty for the table despite radio reports of shortages.

We have so much to be thankful for. It’s going to be a swell Thanksgiving!

Boneless Roast Turkey

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Boneless Roast Turkey

Cranberry Aspic

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Cranberry Aspic

Old Rose Marie Cocktail

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Old Rose Marie Cocktail

Pumpkin Bourbon Pecan Pie with Duck Fat Crust

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Pumpkin Bourbon Pecan Pie with Duck Fat Crust

Rabbit Pâté

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Rabbit Pâté

Sherried Carrots

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Sherried Carrots

Wild Boar Sausage & Mushroom Stuffing

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Wild Boar Sausage & Mushroom Stuffing

Root Vegetable Mash

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Root Vegetable Mash

Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp

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Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp

Roasted Bacon & Almond Brussels Sprouts

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Roasted Bacon & Almond Brussels Sprouts

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