Stuffing: an end-to-end Thanksgiving side dish, spanning generations, states, and tables across the United States.
But what about the dressing? Specifically – “sage vinaigrette?” Apparently, the dish could appear on your Thanksgiving table in Illinois this year, according to a map published Wednesday by Google Trends.
According to Google, the map shows some of the most “unique” pranks searched by state. In Washington it’s “apple stuffing”, in Kentucky it’s “soul food stuffing”, in North Dakota it’s “keto cauliflower stuffing”, and in Vermont – and l ‘Illinois – it’s ‘wise dressing’.
Yes, get dressed. Sage vinaigrette.
According to Dictionary.com, “stuffing and dressing are commonly used as different names for the same thing – a dish made from pieces of bread.” But still, they are not quite interchangeable.
“When cooked separately, some people insist that it be called dressing instead of stuffing,” the entry says. “Others still insist on one of these names regardless of how it was made – a preference that varies by region.”
However, it is unclear in which region the Midwestern and Northeastern states are located.
According to the map, several other states also refer to the “stuffing” as “dressing” – including “cornmeal dressing” in Minnesota, “cornbread dressing” in Oregon, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, and “French Dressing” in Rhode Island.
A recipe from Serious Eats, with 27 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars, enters the age-old debate through a “classic recipe for sage and sausage stuffing (dressing)”.
“I’m not going to comment on the entire stuffing versus dressing debate except to say that three reputable sources give three different answers,” the post read, before quoting The Oxford English Dictionary, The Joy of Cooking and The Food Lover’s Companion – all of which, in fact, offer different definitions of the two.
Alternatively, a “Sage Dressing” recipe from The Food Network pushes all the debate away with a pointed stick of celery, displaying only the recipe and ingredients for the dish, which includes dense country white bread, leeks, eggs and, well, sure, sage. , two ways – dry and cool.
So what is it ? Training or stuffing?
At the end of the day, at Thanksgiving, everything is in sauce.