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Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Thanksgiving thread

Posted By on Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 6:49 AM

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Some serious entries follow on the blog, but I'll be busy like many others today cooking for family and friends.

An interesting article in the NY Times shows how regional differences in taste can be tracked by web traffic on a popular recipe site. The big action was on Wednesday:

At Allrecipes.com, pie searches got the most action on Wednesday morning. But by 10 a.m., people began earnest hunts for sweet potato casserole and stuffing recipes. By noon, 100,000 people had searched for mashed potato recipes.

The real outlier is gravy. If this Thanksgiving Day is anything like last year’s, most searches will slow by 10 a.m. But not gravy. That vexing cook’s kryptonite should peak about 3 p.m.

Here's a handy graphic on the top 50 recipe searches, with a color-coded map rating the popularity by state. Arkansas, for example, shows a low interest in cranberry sauce, but very high interest in green bean casseroles and pecan pies.

Same old same old lineup for us: Olives and pickles and stuff; turkey; cornbread dressing; sweet potato casserole with plenty of marshmallows; green beans; creamed pearl onions; pocketbook rolls; pumpkin and pecan pies; nap.

And, how about this visitor that turned up at Ginger Shiras' back door in N. Ark. this morning?

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