Thursday, November 22, 2007


Despite the long lines at the turkey leg stands at medieval fairs, their were no turkeys in medieval Europe. Here is a bestiary illumination of a goose.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


crystal said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Liam :-)

cowboyangel said...

According to Presenting the Turkey: The Fabulous Story of a Flamboyant and Flavourful Bird (Centro Di 2004), the turkey first came to Europe in 1511, at the request of Fernando el Católico.

Did you guys have a good Thanksgiving?

Liam said...

Yes -- very relaxed at my sisters. I have spent a good part of the weekend grading papers. How was yours?

cowboyangel said...

Very nice. We wound up going to friends of Ted and Pat's. They started the day by offering me a large glass of Johnny Walker Blue. It only got better.

Just too damn warm. 2 inches of snow in Odessa and we were on the outside deck of the ferry with our coats off. Wrong, wrong, wrong.