21 Nov '11, 10pm

Thanksgiving: Marking the seasons in a post-seasonal world

Thanksgiving: Marking the seasons in a post-seasonal world

Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here . In A still from The Miracle of the Can. The Miracle of the Can , a 1956 promotional video for the American Can Company, a husky-voiced narrator observes, "The time for reaping is so very short. That perhaps is why man has always made so much of harvest, made it a time of festival or prayer, for he knows his life depends on swiftly gathering in the bounty nature gives him." In the next scene, the sound of beating drums gives way to stirring fiddle music, as the camera moves indoors, to a family dinner table, with father, son, daughter, and grandmother dressed in Pilgrim garb. As the mother of the family sets yet another plate of food on the table, we hear: "Thus in America w...

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