GrapeGate or What’s on your menu for Thanksgiving? + Recipe for Traditional TG Fare

Friday: Minneapolis weather, while not as bad as western New York State this week, has its own charm.  It was zero degrees Fahrenheit last night.  Today the temperature will be 28. (Balmy. If you are British you’ll know I what mean.) Tomorrow it may be in the 40s and rain then snow. (Ice Mush in the streets.)

Fiesta Friday

Fiesta Friday

Reading many inspired recipes this week has kept me up on the food trends. A local TV morning show has gotten a lot of buzz around “Grape Gate”. The New York Times article about what the most eaten dish is in each 50 states has caused quite a stir here and with good reason.

Minnesota’s purported dish is a Grape Salad. (?) NY Times has a Minnesota heiress as their source for this dish. “As if…”  When I looked at the other places, I almost laughed myself off my seat.  Check out your state and see what you think. Here’s the link.

Thanks giving recipes from across the US of A from the New York Times Retrieved November 21, 2014.

My home state, Rhode Island’s recipe is warmed over chorizo and potatoes. Really? New England one of the first Thirteen colonies… okay then. Read it and enjoy.

Meanwhile our own famous resident food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl has written a great take on the Minnesota “GrapeGate”.# Thanksgiving, A Modest Proposal and it is hilarious! Good work Dara!

I am sharing this bit of humor with the fine party goers at Fiesta Friday, in hopes they understand that people in Minnesota A) have a sense of humor B) and do not as a general rule eat a grape salad as a tradition at Thanksgiving dinner. I wonder who the heiress is?

Happy Holidays! Thanks for the hosting at The Novice Gardener’s blog with co-hosts Tracy @Scratch It and Stephanie @The Cozy Cook

Baked Squash Copyright CKatt

Baked Squash Copyright CKatt

Here’s a link to a traditional group of Thanksgiving recipes from a previous year at Kunstkitchen:

Traditional Mashed Potatoes, French Squash and Someone’s Mom’s Dressing Recipes = Turkey Day Is Upon Us

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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3 Responses to GrapeGate or What’s on your menu for Thanksgiving? + Recipe for Traditional TG Fare

  1. Tracy says:

    Ha! Grape Salad, huh? Hmmm… my brother lives in Minneapolis, I will have to test his Minnesotan knowledge with this one! Thanks for sharing it at FF this week! 😀

  2. Pingback: Thanksgiving Corn Pudding (Steamed) | Fiesta Friday #43 | The Novice Gardener

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