Digging into the history of the 4th of July Food Part One

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This is a two-part series on the culinary history of the 4th of July.

Fireworks at Land O Lakes WI circa 2017


One of the most memorable moments of my food writing career was when my Australian Sister-in-law sent me an article she had cut out of the Courier-Mail newspaper in Australia. It was the same article I had written for my local paper with my byline that had been put out on the wire service and had been picked up by them. They swapped out the picture of Baked Indian Pudding for a giant hamburger, and changed the name to "Star-Spangled Dinner" I had mixed feelings, but they could change it to fit the needs of their readers.

I had worked