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Does MN Love 'Grape Salad' For Thanksgiving? The NYT Thinks So

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Does grape salad come to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dinner in Minnesota? Probably not. However, The New York Times seems to think the recipe evokes Minnesota.

Minnesotans all over are taking issue with the list published Tuesday, entitled The United States of Thanksgiving.

Hundreds of comments on the list's Facebook post mostly echo the same sentiment: "Um, what's grape salad?"

According to the article, the recipe apparently comes from a "Minnesota-born heiress" who always has it on Thanksgiving. It contains three ingredients -- grapes, sour cream and brown sugar -- and has a "crème brûlée aura." Wild rice, apples and corn need not apply.

Food critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, who hosts Off The Menu on WCCO Radio, took issue with the "heiress."

"J'accuse! This is not from a Minnesota heiress. Pecans = the south, grapes = California, even sour cream is more likely from Wisconsin than Minnesota. I'm going to guess this is from an heiress from the fabled land of Mindianapolis, who rides through the land on a silver chariot pulled by golden weasels," she wrote on the NYT's Facebook post.

Wisconsin, on the other hand, has a far more Minnesotan recipe -- wild rice with mushrooms.


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