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Stateside Podcast: Bringing your family traditions to the table

Courtesy Mark Kurlyandchik
Russian potato salad (left). Hashweh (right) made of rice, ground meat, and spices.

When you think about traditional Thanksgiving side-dishes in Michigan, you think mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole, right? But Michigan is so much more than a shelf-stable can of Campbells. We’re a multicultural state that has carried forward ancestral delights to the Thanksgiving table. Mark Kurlyandchik wrote about this very thing in a recent article for SEEN Magazine and shares his findings with us.


Mark Kurlyandchik, food writer

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