Are you ready to eat your weight in stuffing and sweet potato? Sure, there’s the big fat turkey, but isn’t the test of a true Thanksgiving chef really about who can roast their yams to perfection and convert any brussels sprout skeptic with their secret recipe passed down for generations? While the big bird gets all the attention on Thanksgiving, we thought we might give a nod to the often under-appreciated side dishes; the back-up dancers of America’s favourite holiday; glorious Autumnal veggies, which actually happens to be our favourite part of this epic annual feast– if they’re done right!
In the early 1900’s, W.H. Martin came along and gave us something we never knew we were missing- giant food photographs. His first postcard masterpiece featured giant potato’s and was titled “A Potato Harvest”. He created his not-to-scale images by cutting and pasting photos of produce together and photographing the created collage. This inspired many others to create their own version leading to the “exaggerated post card” trend. When it comes to Martin himself, its a little hard to gather more information on him. Coincidentally, a company called “Martin’s” is famous for their potato rolls.
If you got this far down the post, we’re thankful for you most of all.
Happy Thanksgiving friend.