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A Yankee Doodle Dinner

Most of us learned the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy” as schoolchildren, and many of us puzzled over the reference to macaroni in its lyrics.  How could one confuse a feather for pasta, and did they even have macaroni back then?  The short answer is, “yes,” but short answers are rarely as interesting as long ones. […]

by Lars D. H. Hedbor