Happy Thanksgiving, MetaFilter! If you have friends from different parts of the U.S., you might have wondered why they consider certain dishes to be an essential part of a Thanksgiving feast, when you've never even thought of them as remotely Thanksgiving-related. Now you can see what dishes were popular searches on allrecipes.com
in various states thanks to a series of infographics
in the New York Times.
posted by grouse
on Nov 26, 2009 -
How Much Fossil Fuel Does Your Dinner Burn?
Ingredients for the average American meal travel well over 1500 miles
to reach your plate. Our food might be inexpensive, but it's costing the planet a lot (and doesn't taste so hot either, since it's bred to withstand shipping and have long shelf life rather than to taste good). So what happens when people reject the large-scale industrial food system? One recent development in the growing localism movement is the 100-Mile Diet, originated by a Canadian couple who spent a full year eating only foods grown or raised within 100 miles of their home. They'll even give you a road map to having a 100-Mile Thanksgiving
. For other variations on the eat-local idea, check out ideas like the Eat Local Challenge
, Slow Food
, and Locavores
encourage you to rediscover your place on earth, build community, and enjoy the Local Harvest
posted by Miko
on Oct 18, 2006 -
Thanksgiving Bill of Fare
- "If you will boile chickens, young turkeys, peahens, or any house fowl daintily, you shall, after you have trimmed them, drawn them, trussed them, and washed them, fill their bellies as full of parsley as they can hold; then boil them with salt and water only till they be enough." When sated with peahens and house fowl you might have enjoyed a taste of Pumpion Pie
. Early colonial cuisine
probably borrowed heavily from the New Booke of Cookerie
from London and were no doubt greatly influenced by native recipes
and cooking customs.
posted by madamjujujive
on Nov 28, 2002 -
Did you get enough to eat this Thanksgiving? If not maybe next year you should
try a Turducken
Its a dinner inside a dinner. A chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey!
loved his. Scarey
yet strangely appealing.
posted by ljc
on Nov 27, 2000 -