Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish

It looks like chunky Pepto-Bismol, but the Barista swears: left-leaning, blue-state, NPR-listening, Baristanet-reading cooks will love this famous recipe, offered up every year by Susan Stamberg of "All Things Considered."

Really, who wouldn’t like cranberries, onions, horseradish and sour cream mixed together?

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  1. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, all!
    I am off to family’s to celebrate our traditional Thanksgiving: we invite all the neighbors over for a big meal and then we kill them and take their land.
    Yuk yuk yuk. Just kidding. See you next week.

  2. One year time on the menu was all it took to make this relish a permanent annual feature at my holiday table. For those who favor a strong taste experience, this is the thing.

  3. Lex above isn’t one tenth as witty as he doubtless imagines himself to be. Nor, I’m sure, does he have any great grasp of the tortuous, confused history of settler-Amerind relations (including the racial and territorial policies of various tribes, which prefigure Reinhard Heydrich by 350 years or thereabouts). But then it is “turkey season.”
    But “chunky Pepto-Bismol” is beautifully garnished imagery, that should be noticed. In any state, of either mind or politics.

  4. (ouch)
    Well I thought Lex was pretty funny and to the point….
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too cathar…

  5. That I am not the wife or child of Rick Santorum. 🙂
    No really, I am tahnkful that I have my health, great friends and family, and a roof over my head.

  6. Ah, Baristanet, where no good (or, in this case, bad) joke goes unpunished. But, Miss Martta is right, I suppose I deserved it. I would formally like to take this opportunity to apologize, Miss Martta, I clearly woke up on the wrong side of the bed that month.
    BTW, Cathy, I am pretty fluent in the history of relations with the aboriginals in this country. I agree that the prolonged series of broken treaties, forced marches, and genocide, while not really an appropriate punishment for the outrages perpetrated on white settlers by some native americans, are consistent with the previous and continuing march of human expansion. Of course, that makes them neither right nor something to be proud of. They are what they are, and we are what we are: barely civilized apes. Doesn’t mean we can’t try to do better in the future.
    But, like much gallows humor, it was still pretty funny. As you must have guessed, it is also a very old joke. It was found amusing by 73% of voters in an exit poll, not that we know what that means. But, since you’re the new humor critic, it’s your turn to make a joke.

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