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Chef Wyman's suggestions for 1928 Thanksgiving dinner

Chef Wyman’s suggestions for 1928 Thanksgiving dinner

Nov. 1928: Chef Mabelle Wyman stuffing a turkey for her Thanksgiving column.

During the 1920s, the Los Angeles Times published a popular cooking column by chef A. L. Wyman. When he died in 1926, his wife, Mabelle Wyman, took over the column. In the Nov. 27, 1928, Los Angeles Times, she suggested several recipes for a successful Thanksgiving Dinner:

CHEF WYMAN’S SUGGESTIONS FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER

California Lobster Cocktail

Salted Almonds,   Ripe Olives,   Stuffed Celery

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Roast Turkey

Chestnut and Oyster Stuffing

Giblet Gravy

Cranberry Jelly

Riced Potatoes,   Asparagus Tips,   Cream Sauce

Painted Stuffed Pears,   French Dressing

Pumpkin Pie

Plum Pudding and Hard Sauce

Coffee

ROAST TURKEY

Prepare the turkey the day before by thoroughly cleaning and singeing, half the bird drawn, cut the neck close to the body, removed the pin feathers, wash well inside and out and thoroughly dry: do not stuff the bird until time to place it in the oven. Baste three or four times with half sherry and ginger ale. …

This photo of Chef Wyman was published in Nov. 27, 1928, Los Angeles Times.

The Los Angeles Times Food section has numerous suggestions for 2014 Thanksgiving Dinner.

This photo was added to the Time For Turkey photo gallery.

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4 Comments

  1. November 25, 2014, 7:09 pm

    Also what are painted stuffed pears?

    By: CEHughes6
  2. November 26, 2014, 7:05 am

    The bird look like a wild turkey not the big breasted birds we have today. Also what is the rest of basting liquid?

    By: CEHughes6
  3. November 26, 2014, 7:24 pm

    Well, don't stop there! Keep going with that recipe!

    By: marjiscott4
  4. December 11, 2014, 7:58 am

    Waao, a 1928 picture! Poor turkey doesn't look so appealing by the way.

    joolo

    By: Joolo

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