The New York Times created an interactive, state-by-state map of the most Googled Thanksgiving recipes. Good idea, until residents started to chime in. Key lime cake in Georgia? Who ever heard of such a thing? Here were some more response from around the web:
So this NYT Thanksgiving Recipe thing further pushes the stereotype that NJ is only made up of Italians? http://t.co/gwaLnQUe1H
— Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) November 20, 2014
Only small gripe: the NYT Thanksgiving recipe for Kansas isn’t bad enough. — Alex Heard (@alexheard) November 19, 2014
Re: MN feeling wronged by grape salad via the NYT, Iowa is also pretty pissed because there is *no such thing* as Thanksgiving cookies.
— Melissa Torres (@agoodlibrarian) November 19, 2014
— Sally Jo Sorensen (@sallyjos) November 26, 2014
— david carr (@carr2n) November 21, 2014
New York Times! You don’t win friends with grape salad. #grapegate
— Michael Roston (@michaelroston) November 19, 2014
If anything, it prompted some good discussions about what people care about and how important traditions can be. For the record, I’m from Pennsylvania, and I’ve never heard of glazed bacon, either.
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