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Nov. 2, 2013 11:20 a.m.

Food Quiz

When was the first Thanksgiving meal?

A. 1582

B. 1614

C. 1621

D. 1704

Answer at bottom of rail.

Number to Know

90 percent: Ninety percent of North American adults report using caffeine every day. Studies suggest that small doses of caffeine — whether a warm cup of tea or half cup of coffee — help you think more clearly and feel calm, enhancing mental performance.

— Brandpoint

Wise to the Word

cardoon: A cardoon is a vegetable, also known as the artichoke thistle, that looks a bit like celery on a bad day and has a flavor reminiscent of artichoke hearts and salsify. Popular in Italy, Spain and France, the cardoon is related to the Globe artichoke.

— Cookthink

The Dish On…

“Week in a Day,” by Rachael Ray.

Relax with a tasty meal after a busy day. Enjoy your evenings around the dinner table with your friends and family. Sound too good to be true? Not if you plan your week in a day. Rachael Ray’s “Week in a Day,” the companion book to her hit cooking show of the same name, offers more than 200 recipes that will help you prepare five nights’ worth of meals in a single day.

— Amazon

Food Quiz answer

- C. (According to History.com, the holiday feast dates back to November 1621, when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest celebration.)

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