The New York Times is spreading grape-flavored fallacies about Minnesota cooking. The paper unveiled a list of Thanksgiving recipes this week — one for each state. Some states got off easy — Iowa got Thanksgiving Cookies, though you’d think they would have had a recipe with corn in it. Wisconsin apparently specializes in Wild Rice With Mushrooms, while Illinois got the delicious sounding Pumpkin Soup With Anchos And Apple. But Minnesota was saddled with Grape Salad. The recipe is simple, we’ll give it that, with only three ingredients: grapes, sour cream and brown sugar, but no Minnesota we know has ever even heard of the dish, let alone wants to try it. The Times‘ source is apparently a “Minnesota-born heiress.” She can keep her grape salad to herself this Thanksgiving. See all the recipes.
Grape Salad, Anyone?