Do “traditional” Thanksgiving menus differ for different parts of the U.S.?



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    Definitely. In Oklahoma, we had turkey like usual but everything else was different – collard greens, black eyed peas, fried okra, and cornbread. Where in California, we usually have turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, and anything else we see fitting.

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    The main difference is the side dishes.  Most American families have turkey.  However, the sides can vary a lot depending on family tastes and recipes.  Overall, I’d say the differences are not mind-blowing, but they are there.

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    Definitely. Different regions and cultures and families have their own traditions. Italian families may have a pasta dish or even a lasagna; southern families have baked mac and cheese and corn bread. The meats will vary as well: ham, sausage, fish. I agree, as cfraissi, that the sides are the main difference, but I think they can vary rather widely (although I don’t know how to necessarily define “mind-blowing” differences).

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