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Presidential Turkey Pardon: 1980s Tradition Decoded

What begins as a simple act of clemency towards a feathered friend, has evolved to become one of the quintessential customs at the White House during Thanksgiving. The U.S. Presidential turkey pardon, whimsical yet full of symbolism, is a tradition that has intrigued many. The act of Presidents sparing a turkey from the dinner table …

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Alligator Meat in Thanksgiving Feast: A Southern Tradition?

When we think about traditional dishes that grace the tables during Thanksgiving festivities, turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and cornbread most likely come to mind. However, the cuisine of the southern United States is renowned for its unique and varied culinary traditions, among which is the use of unconventional meats such as alligator. As the …

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