Guess Thanksgiving Didn’t Count

Photo: Marcqui Akins

“If you go back to the roots of America, we were founded by Puritans who had no pleasure in food. There is an almost anti-epicurean tradition at the very base of America.” —Ruth Reichl, explaining how France became a culinary mecca for Americans. Perhaps this sheds some light on why that food-related novel she’s writing will be set during World War II, and not in the 1620s. [Browser]