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22 November 2014: Mastering Thanksgiving Dinner III—The Cranberries

November 22, 2014

Tags: Thanksgiving 2014, Thanksgiving Dinner, Cranberries, Cranberry Preserves, Classic American Cooking, Essentials of Southern Cooking

A truly American berry for an all-American holiday, cranberries have been paired with turkey for at least four centuries.
On Thanksgiving day, practically every table across the country on which the centerpiece is our quintessentially American bird, one can almost take for granted that the turkey will be mated with another quintessentially American thing: cranberries.

And despite the hundreds, if not thousands of cranberry sauce, compote, chutney, and relish recipes that are presently cluttering the internet, most of those berries will be served straight out of a can, which is odd. (more…)