Record features writer Jim Beckerman came up with a great idea for a story and participatory video, where he would take part in preparing a Thanksgiving meal with food served at the First Thanksgiving. Jim assisted some colonial re-en-actors at New Bridge Landing in River edge, NJ, who are specially trained in 17th Century culinary practices, a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday. Surprisingly to many, the food we now celebrate on Thanksgiving are far different than what was actually prepared and served.