Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What's Cookin'?

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Regular blog readers may have noticed that Robb and I both appreciate the way maps can convey information.  The current trend for "infographics" hits a real sweet spot with us.

This week, the New York Times published a fascinating map, examining the Thanksgiving foods.  They teamed with Google to see what regionally distinct recipes were being researched around the country.  (Click here for the full article -- it's fascinating.)

So what do you think, blog readers? Does this map make sense?  There was a another recent New York Times article,  looking at regional Thanksgiving recipes that stirred up a bit of controversy.  I'm not clear what the hub-bub was about, but you can click here to compare.  Interestingly, both articles produced sauerkraut as the regionally unique food for my home state of Maryland. But I wasn't apparently from the right part of Maryland (and didn't have Marylanders as parents) to have ever had sauerkraut with turkey.

Where are you from, and are you going to be eating any of the foods shown on these maps?




5 comments:

Emily said...

Now I have to go look up what the heck-ever Frog Eye Salad is...

michelle hamer said...

Thanks for bringing the article to my attention. Absolutely fascinating!

Anonymous said...

This food selection looks a bit bogus- like its only purpose is to start conversation (which it has done).

I am originally from Indiana, Now live in Ohio, and have never tasted either persimmon pudding or deer jerky. According to this map I should be living in Alaska, as we always serve cranberry relish. -Rose

jess said...

It's funny to me how many of the recipes are sweet. I grew up in MD, to parents who also grew up in MD, and we never had sauerkraut either, fwiw.

I'm in Seattle now and the map made me crave smoked salmon dip!

Anonymous said...

I am mostly vegan, and live in Oregon...so I got a little chuckle out of this!

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