This copper engraving from approximately 1700 depicts the condition of the English prisoners at the hands of the Dutch. In the 1660s, Cornell University's Eric Tagliacozzo says, the conflict and competition for the spice trade came to a head. "The Dutch decapitated a number of English merchants who were also in the Spice Islands trying to profit from the trade." WikiCommons hide caption

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No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death
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A Thanksgiving Menu That Goes Back To The Roots
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Julia Child's reassembled Thanksgiving turkey. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Comfort And Joy: Making The 'Morning Edition' Julia Child Thanksgiving
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Harried Thanksgiving cooks can save time by roasting a turkey breast, rather than an entire bird, for the holiday meal, says cookbook author Katie Workman. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Don't Panic! It's Not Too Late To Plan A Turkey Feast
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The Veggieducken: A Meatless Dish With Gravitas
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Enjoy Thanksgiving Sprouts Without The Stink
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A 'Splendid Table' Set With Mama Stamberg's Relish
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Chef Jose Garces' quinoa soup. Jason Varney hide caption

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A Dash Of Latin Flavor On The Thanksgiving Table
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Thanksgiving gets a lift from kimchi, the fermented cabbage found on the Korean table. TheDeliciousLife/Flickr.com hide caption

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Wake Up Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes With A Touch Of Kimchi
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Cook Anupy Singla Dishes On Her Diwali Table
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