Culinary no-no #756


Did you have a nice Thanksgiving meal a few weeks ago?

You know, the most anticipated dinner of the entire year?

Your holiday feast may have looked something like this, just the kind of display that drove Herman Munster to faint.

Note the cranberries. Were they on the table at your Thanksgiving? Will you eat them this month? January? February? Next spring or summer?

Probably not. And maybe they didn’t turn up last month with all the stuffing and potatoes and green beans.

According to a November 2019 Harris Poll Americans secretly hate but feel obligated to eat cranberries because of tradition. And talk about your no-no: 31 percent said they serve cranberry sauce in the shape of the tin can, as opposed to mashing it up.

The biggest dislike among Thanksgiving items was definitely cranberry sauce with many surveyed calling it “disgusting.”

The top offenders are:

  • Canned cranberry sauce (29%)
  • Green bean casserole (24%)
  • Sweet potatoes / sweet potato casserole (22%)
  • Pumpkin pie (21%)
  • Turkey (19%)


One of my very first Culinary no-no segments from December of 2007 (#30 to be exact) was that we don’t enough cranberries. Thanksgiving comes and goes and then POOF. No more berries.

From a strictly health perspective that would be a mistake.

Eat more cranberries all year.

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