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Green Bean Casserole's Jewish Pedigree.

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, green bean casserolethe dish that smothers green beans under a blanket of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and a cap of canned fried onionsis at the top of the list of iconic sides. Or, at least, I always thought so. But years ago, during one of our first Thanksgivings together, I mentioned the dish to my husband. He offered me a blank stare in return. Suddenly I began to doubt everything I thought I knew about the Super Bowl of American holiday meals. How could anyone have never heard of green bean casserolea dish that is served in 30 million homes every Thanksgiving?

Then, it hit me. He grew up in a strictly kosher family. Green bean casserole, filled with butter and cream, simply had no place on his family's table next to a roasted turkey.

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Author:Koenig, Leah
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:Nov 21, 2016
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