I’m going to say there is a reason that turkey replaced giant lobsters as the go-to centerpiece at fine holiday dinner parties. You see, this started out as a dinner for twelve, before the sea monster went on a guest-eating rampage and devoured half the party:

lobster ate my dinner party

Happy Thanksgiving!

Image credit: The Ideal Cook Book (1902). (Motto, from frontispiece: “There is no higher art than that which tends toward the improvement of human food.”)

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