The Great Grape Salad Debate

The New York Times' Thanksgiving recipes for each state got some people riled up. Especially Minnesotans, who swear they don't eat grape salad.

grape salad1The New York Times created an interactive, state-by-state map of the most Googled Thanksgiving recipes. Good idea, until residents started to chime in. Key lime cake in Georgia? Who ever heard of such a thing? Here were some more response from around the web:




But no state had as many gripes as Minnesota. It’s turned into #grapegate and NPR even did a segment on it:


If anything, it prompted some good discussions about what people care about and how important traditions can be. For the record, I’m from Pennsylvania, and I’ve never heard of glazed bacon, either.