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The Psychology and Joy of Eating

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When Americans sit down to Thanksgiving feasts, many of us eat until we're long past the point of full. Why do we eat what we eat? How do we stop eating too much and start enjoying more of the foods that are good for us? And how do the joys of cooking and sharing meals shape our memories and sense of family? On Reporter's Notebook, what did the Pilgrims really wear? Did they eat anything on Thanksgiving Day?

Banner image: Cakes decorated with a turkey are set out for desert during Thanksgiving diner. Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Iamges