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The English immigrants who first settled in the upper right-hand corner of America were content to call this place “New England.” They hoped to carry on the food traditions of their old England. But a harsher climate and poorer soils proved incompatible for farming peas, wheat, and other familiar foods. From the Natives, they learned to substitute corn for wheat and beans for peas. Until apple orchards could be established, they used pumpkins in place of apples in sauces and pies. Of course, the very foods that first confounded the pilgrims -- like turkeys, cranberries, and squash --now comprise our most storied national feast, the Thanksgiving dinner. Later waves of immigration would bring Irish, Germans, Italians, Swedes, Portuguese, French Canadians, and freed slaves to New England, who would contribute their own food traditions, often adapting them to make use of local foods. Maine remains synonymous with lobsters, but the cod industry that helped build New England collapsed in the 1990s.

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