Supper or Dinner? A History Of The American Meal

Nov 27, 2013

Why are sandwiches considered lunch food, and pancakes served only for breakfast? And did you know that we used to only eat a big meal in the middle of the day? Now we’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, Turkey wasn’t always the most prominent meat on the Thanksgiving table. We talk with Abigail Carroll, a food historian, about the history of the American meal and how we ended up eating what we eat, and when.

But first, Mark Larson, commissioner of the Department of Health Access, updates us how the state's health care exchange is working, and discusses a security lapse last month involving two registered users of Vermont Health Connect.

And, since Hanukkah and Thanksgiving collide this year, we'll learn how to cook latkes from freelance food writer Melissa Pasanen.