With Thanksgiving only two days away, Massachusetts residents are busy planning their elaborate Turkey Day meals. From standard fare like stuffing and mashed potatoes to oddities like celery and olives, everyone wants to wow their relatives with a new recipe. But according to Google, the recipe of the moment Massachusetts just has to have is for mashed butternut squash.
The New York Times ran a cool feature today looking at the Google data for common Thanksgiving recipes by state, and published the recipes each state looked for at a significantly higher rate than the national average. To be clear, this is not the most Googled Thanksgiving dish for each state (otherwise turkey would sweep the board), but rather the dishes that Massachusetts searches for way more often than the rest of America.
The top result for Massachusetts? Mashed butternut squash, which Bay Staters searched for ten times more often than the national average. In fact, four of the top ten results for Massachusetts — mashed squash, baked squash, roasted squash, and squash pie — were squash-related.
For those of you who still haven’t found a good squash recipe, we’ve got you covered.
[h/t The New York Times]