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These “Traditional” Thanksgiving Recipes Are Only A Tradition In Your State

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Ladies, Thanksgiving is almost upon us. Arguably the greatest culinary holiday will soon barge through our doors, throw both our kitchens and waistlines into disarray, and gently lull us to sleep–only to rudely awake us at 4 a.m. with the alarm we set to go Black Friday shopping with our mom. While some are more than content to go be “outdoorsy” and “healthy” and run races on Turkey Day, the rest of us are content to sit our fat asses on a couch and watch overinflated balloons float down Sixth Avenue, all while realizing that by the end of the day, we’ll look more like those balloons than our normal selves.

If you have a Thanksgiving dinner to plan or you have a new boyfriend or girlfriend to impress and you don’t want to just show up to his or her dinner with a five-pound tray of baked ziti, maybe take a look at this handy article from The New York Times, which features the favorite Thanksgiving recipes from each of the United States, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico. Take a look and see what your state’s favorite Thanksgiving dish is.

Alabama – Lucy Buffett’s Oyster Dressing
Alaska – Russian Salmon Pie
Arizona – Cranberry Sauce With Chiles
Arkansas – Roast Heritage Turkey and Gravy
California – Sourdough Stuffing With Kale, Dates, and Turkey Sausage
Colorado – Pecan Pie Bites With Gravy
Connecticut – Quince With Cipollini Onions and Bacon
Delaware – Du Pont Turkey With Truffled Zucchini Stuffing
District of Columbia – Garam Masala Pumpkin Tart
Florida – Mojo Turkey
Georgia – Pecan Pie
Hawaii – Mochi Rice Stuffing
Idaho – Hasselback Potatoes With Garlic-Paprika Oil
Illinois – Pumpkin Soup With Ancho and Apple
Indiana – Persimmon Pudding
Iowa – Thanksgiving Cookies
Kansas – Harvey House Candied Sweet Potatoes
Kentucky – Pocket Dressing
Louisiana – Shrimp-Stuffed Mirlitons
Maine – Lobster Mac and Cheese
Maryland – Sauerkraut and Apples
Massachusetts – Clam and Chouriço Dressing
Michigan – Baked German Potato Salad
Minnesota – Grape Salad
Mississippi – Ale-Braised Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hock
Missouri – St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Montana – Marinated Venison Steaks
Nebraska – Standing Rib Roast
Nevada – Turkey French Dip
New Hampshire – New England Roast Turkey
New Jersey – Manicotti (because #Italians)
New Mexico – Slow-Cooked Red Chile Turkey
New York – Double Apple Pie
North Carolina -Sweet Potato Cornbread
North Dakota – Lefse
Ohio – English Pea and Onion Salad
Oklahoma – Green Bean Casserole
Oregon – Cranberry Sauce With Pinot Noir
Pennsylvania – Glazed Bacon
Puerto Rico – Mofongo Stuffing
Rhode Island – Indian Pudding
South Carolina – Salty Pluff Mud Pie
South Dakota – Pear Kuchen
Tennessee – Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Peanut Vinaigrette
Texas – Turkey Tamales
Utah – Caramel Budino With Chex Topping
Vermont – Vermont Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Virginia – Corn Pudding
Washington – Glazed Shiitake Mushrooms With Bok Choy
West Virginia -Pawpaw Pudding
Wisconsin – Wild Rice With Mushrooms
Wyoming – Three Sisters Stew

Holy fuck, I’m drooling from some of these. There is going to be one hell of a Thanksgiving spread at Stefon’s house. Who wants to come? Learn how to make each recipe here.

[via The New York Times]

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