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Thread #116477   Message #3038014
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
22-Nov-10 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: Thanksgiving historical corrections (USA)
Subject: RE: BS: Thanksgiving historical corrections (USA)
Dick Greenhaus said Green Bean Casserole was invented by the folks that manufacture Campbell Soups, in an attempt to demonstrate their product's versatility. French's Fried Onions were also a product of the same company (I'm not sure about the beans.) This is just some misinformation conjured up by the powerful anti-John Rolfe lobby.
I am susceptible to the charms of the green bean casserole. What I notice is the disproportionate cost of the fried onions in comparison to the other ingredients. Its like 5 bucks for a 16 ounce can. And basically, as far as I can tell, there is absolutely no other reasonable recipe that uses them as a component.
What I grew up eating in Kentucky and never developed an affection for is those damned candied yams with melted marshmallows on them. Its like a big mouthful of extra-sweet mush, and I fail to see how that enhances the flavor of turkey.