What’s Cooking on Thanksgiving, Mapped and Ranked

Nov 26, 2009

Food-wise, Thanksgiving is different across the country. In some places you’re going to get a lot of chitterlings and collard greens, while in others, turkey and mashed potatoes. Personally, I’m a big fan of the 10-course Chinese feast, but to each his own.

The New York Times (Matthew Ericson and Amanda Cox), map what’s cooking in your neck of the woods based on searches on Allrecipes. The top search, concentrated in the southeast, was sweet potato casserole. I have no idea what that is, but it must be delicious.

Other popular searches include pumpkin cheesecake, green bean casserole, and pie crust.

cheesecake

pie-crust

greenbean

Catch all top 50 searches here.

[via @MacDivaONA]

9 Comments

  • I definitely recommend spending a Thanksgiving in the south and eating some authentic sweet potato casserole. Some people call it a dessert, but I think it’s just perfect with some salty ham.

  • I would say that #43: “Cheese Balls” is by far the most interesting. America has a cheese belt!

  • Seriously, the sweet potato casserole is worth making, even well past Thanksgiving. You don’t know what it is now, but you absolutely will be glad when you do. Yum!

  • Southern Thanksgiving = best Thanksgiving.

  • it is fun to see how different parts of the country are more interested in some dishes than others, I wonder which part has the best recipe

  • not a sign of what’s cooking but more a sign of – what people want to cook but have no better means of finding an authentic recipe. the recipies my family uses are handed down…

  • Clearly people in the south already know how to make pie crust – no need to turn to a recipe site! :^)

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