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Tammy Donroe

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Holy crap, that's a beautiful burger! Now to buy a plane ticket from Boston...

Indian Pudding, a New England Thanksgiving Tradition

Wow, you guys are an opinionated bunch. That’s good to see. A few brief responses:

lemonfair: I find it saves a lot of time and misunderstandings if I just be myself from the outset. I figure the internet is big enough for everyone.

Leah: You’re welcome.

benbenberi: I love it for winter, too.

alexlv: Glad you concur.

Marty Moon: Absolutely.

Christina: Thank you.

Dyeat: Glad I could spread the word.

nightscotsman: I appreciate that!

jackiecat: Thank you, thank you.

Lilija: I hope you make it and I hope you like it!

eaguk: That’s entirely possible, though I’ve never seen it where I live. Glad it brought back memories!

onepercent99: I hope it turned out to your liking!

sunyata: It is like sweetened polenta, but some people who don’t like polenta like Indian pudding and vice versa. It’s really one of those things you have to try and then you’ll know where you stand.

jwiener: I feel like it’s gradually fading into obscurity—hence the article.

Larikatz: I’m behind Indian pudding for breakfast 100%!

hilltowner: Thanks for sticking up for the newbie!

dankesha: So glad you enjoyed it.

mdspb: I’m down with fried chicken and ice cream!

BangieB: Thank you. Hope you try it sometime.

supercookie: Thank you!

LiveFromTuscany: I appreciate that.

Fallopian Tube: I’m not really sure how to respond to that, mostly because I’m baffled by your sentence structure.

RI Swampyankee: Ooooo, pumpkin! What a great idea!

Dcarl1: Okay.

MikeLM: Yup, you nailed Durgin-Park—a shadow of its former self. I like my Indian pudding recipe better, personally, but here’s their recipe in case anyone’s interested (recipes on bottom right): http://www.arkrestaurants.com/durgin_park.html

TheBaney: No guarantees they’ll have me back, but thanks! I’m also at http://www.foodonthefood.com

Sudenveri: Sorry I offended. I actually like all three of those other desserts I mentioned. Maybe Indian pudding is playing the role of the petulant child that doesn’t like to be ignored? At any rate, I did like your sentence.

illcosby: I didn’t realize SeriousEats was so…serious!

BangieB: I know! Maybe I should start a “Controversial Pudding” series. It will be riveting, I’m sure.

Lunchy: Yeah, it’s better in the wintertime. Thanks for your nice words.

Mares: Thanks for your thoughtful comment. It’s true that Indian pudding is not a purely indigenous dish, but I do think of it as a fusion dish with a heavy Native American influence. The natives taught the British settlers how to grow, dry, grind, and cook corn into a mush, the basis for Indian pudding. The settlers then adapted this, as you said, flavoring with molasses and spice. I just can’t give the British full credit for this one. But, you’re right, I shouldn’t give full credit to the Native Americans, either. It was a delicious collaboration. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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