What’s on your table for Christmas dinner? All families who celebrate the holiday have their own traditions, but what’s most likely to be served on Dec. 25 can vary depending on where you live.
Per Google trends, data for the week before the holiday indicates which recipes are spiking in searches — and how that changes across Pennsylvania.
For instance, gingerbread is hotter in the Johnstown-Altoona region than anywhere else in Pa., while fruitcake is what’s getting Erie-area dwellers excited. Pittsburgh’s into sfogliatelle more than the rest of the state (makes sense, considering its big Italian-American population), while Philly can’t live without pound cake. Is there a big British ex-pat situation around Wilkes Barre and Scranton? That might explain the spike in search for plum pudding. And no surprise that in Amish Country — aka Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, per Google — shoofly pie is what’s hot.
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