American Thanksgiving Traditions
Take a tableside tasting tour of the traditional foods enjoyed around the country.
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Corn Bread Dressing
Showing its Southern roots, this dressing is made from a mix of crumbled corn bread and biscuits.
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Mashed Potatoes with Shiitake Mushroom Gravy
If you can't find shiitakes, buy cremini mushrooms for this chunky gravy. Both types are readily found in the Pacific Northwest.
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Californians were the first to appreciate the mild, sweet taste and delightfully crisp texture of jicama -- it's a good foil for citrus fruits and bitter greens.
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Beet and Apple Salad
Root vegetables, such as beets, are an old-fashioned New England favorite. To save time, make this salad with canned beets.
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Cheddar rules in Midwestern dairy country. Buttermilk makes these rolls light and tender.
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Fresh Oyster Stew
Northern regions of both coasts are known for their oysters. Serve the aphrodisiac in this simple herb-accented soup.
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It's no surprise every section of the country claims this holiday favorite as its own -- gingerbread can't be beat.
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Bourbon-Raisin Pecan Pie
"Save room for the pie" was a mantra at old-time family dinners. Here's a Deep South dessert that's well worth the indulgence.
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The American cranberry craze kicked off in the Northeast, and the festive fruit is now a Thanksgiving staple. For a tart treat you and your guests will love, try these dainty pies.
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