As in years past, President Obama pardoned a turkey today. But before you celebrate how lucky that bird is, you should know that even for pardoned turkeys, the future is bleak.

+ Want to celebrate Thanksgiving like the Pilgrims? Then you should know that they feasted at a moment in history before pumpkin pie had been invented.

+ Sweet Potato vs Yam. What’s the difference? (And why eat either when normal mashed potatoes are available?)

+ How Turducken went from food of kings to poultry of the populace. (I imagine this course of history followed along roughly the same timeline as the release of the Cheech and Chong movies.)