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this showed up in the news today . . . 

Gobbled Out: 1 In 4 Americans Are Tired Of Traditional Thanksgiving Food

by John Anderer    Nov 25, 2019

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Nothing evokes feelings and memories of Thanksgiving quite like a turkey fresh out of the oven, with some stuffing and cranberry sauce on the side. But, are these foods being served each year more out of habit and tradition than anything else? A new survey of 2,000 Americans has revealed that more than a quarter (26%) have grown weary of the usual Thanksgiving food options and would like to see some new cuisine on the menu this year.

It should come as no surprise then that 45% of the survey’s respondents say they’ve already spiced up a Thanksgiving by cooking non-traditional food for the big meal, or plan to do so in the future. Moreover, 43% say they would be open to celebrating an “alternative Thanksgiving” this year.

Source:   https://www.studyfinds.org/gobbled-out-1-in-4-americans-are-tired-of-traditional-thanksgiving-food/

 

 

 

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Santa Jim LSU Fan

For as long as I can remember, our family has had the basics of a traditional Thanksgiving - turkey, sides and pie for Thanksgiving. No rule requires you to keep to a traditional way of preparing the traditional basics.

Our sides have a Louisiana accent - oyster and shrimp dressing; mirlitons (its called chayote squash in Texas) stuffed with crawfish or shrimp or both; mashed sweet potatoes baked in an  orange peel shell with a pecan glazing; and pecan pie. 

The turkey might be roasted in the oven, deep fried, smoked or roasted in our green egg knock-off. One year we had a turducken (too much work).  Sometimes we have two turkeys - one oven roasted, and the other might be fried or smoked.

I always use the turkey carcass, some skin, the neck. and wings to make a stock, and then we build a gumbo out of leftover turkey meat and andouille sausage.

I can't wait !

 

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Schwindy

I was VERY LUCKY to grow up where I did. Eastern PA just north of Philadelphia (about 1 hour) called the Lehigh Valley Area, City ..... Allentown PA, 3rd biggest city in Pa. We didn't live in a "section" rather the section was filled with all race, religions, as well as way too many different people to list, as I would end up leaving someone out. As long as they played baseball and football we all hung together. About 8 of us 24/7 year in and year out. 

Very much a melting pot of all kinds of ethnicities: AND I MEAN LOTS!

The one family who had a very strong Italian back-round had just as small a house as the rest of us yet they always seem to be able to fit WAY MORE PEOPLE IN THAT ONE HOUSE THEN ANY ONE OF US. The reason tell this story first is because they would ALWAYS COOK UP, two turkeys, one by oven and the other by deep frying, they also had lasagna, baked ziti, stuff shells, and some type of chicken or veal parm, plus all the sides that go with the "typical" Thanksgiving meal. MAN I LOVED going over to Angelo's house on Friday! LOL! LOL! Because we (the guys who all hung around) Ate like KINGS ON FRIDAY! There Thanksgiving day meal was NEVER traditional! And we (the guys) loved that ...... On Friday of course ....... 

I LOVED Thanksgiving as a kid!

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Michael Rielly

Someone is going to get added to the Naughty List for making me move all these news articles to the correct forum...

stressed the big bang theory GIF

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Drosselmeyer

apologies - did try to put under NEWS - but would not let me select that option . . . 

PS - my grandmother was Normal Rockwells poster child - we had a huge family gathering with all the trimmings - there was no question . . . . so I am a traditionalist . . . 

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Santa-Charlie

The Line-in-the-sand is drawn by The Monster, Society.
Do we prefer / can afford either a Traditional, Regionally-accepted Turkey with all the dressings or can we tolerate a quick, simple Taco from Taco Bell, or an even more-simple Chinese Stir-fry?

I admit having cooked varieties of ^ these entrees for my Thanksgiving day meal (I shun these times when my friends / family were in the hospital, etc.)     Many agree that Traditional Meals / Gordon Ramsey-styles require a bit more than I / they can put-out.
 

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Hoss

I would totally be okay with replacing the turkey with brisket or prime rib, and a large plate of bacon as a side. haha. But I'm eating the carnivore diet now so other than the turkey, I can't eat any of it. ha

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SCSanta

I find it odd that the article about traditional Thanksgiving food asks the question in the first paragraph if Americans eat traditional Thanksgiving food out of a sense of tradition. I hope a lot of money was not spent on this study.

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