Thanksgiving — with its bounty of nostalgic dishes — is coming up.
For one day a year, we California foodies graciously set aside our trendsetting favorites and embrace the dishes we loved as children, right?
Or maybe not.
A culinary site called The Daring Kitchen has crunched the numbers on Turkey Day trends, using software that looks at geotagged Twitter data. The result is a map that shows the Most Hated Thanksgiving Food in each U.S. state.
Our first guess as to the California winner … er, loser … was green bean casserole. Surely residents of this, the nation’s top agricultural state, are by now shunning canned green beans bathed in cream of mushroom soup for a side dish using fresh green beans or another vegetable grown in the fields of the Golden State?
But no, the honor goes to … cranberry sauce.
Presumably that means the version that slithers out of a can and not the delicious sweet-tart relish made fresh with whole cranberries and orange zest.
Thanksgiving sides can elicit some strong opinions. So TheDaringKitchen.com parsed the Twitterverse state by state to see where that green bean casserole was most loathed. (TheDaringKitchen.com)
Californians aren’t alone. Residents of 16 other states reportedly hate cranberry sauce most of all too — even the nation’s top two cranberry-producers, Massachusetts and Wisconsin! (Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.)
Green bean casserole came in as the second-most-hated, with 12 states.
Stuffing was next, with nine states, followed by sweet potatoes with six states.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle