"Not So Humble Pie."
"Mad About Mashes."
"The Life of Pie."
"The Great Pumpkin Challenge."
"Nuts, Butter, Hearts Aflutter."
Thanksgiving is here! These are just a few of the headlines we have endured enjoyed while poring through this year's issues of Thanksgiving magazines. But never fear, there's a lot of excitement in the ideas and trends for Thanksgiving 2013. And we're here to tell you all about it.
As you may know from previous years, we're a little bit obsessed with Thanksgiving. Food magazines give it their all -- trying to one-up last year's turkey, reinvent classic pies and find a place to cram more of this year's 'it' ingredient. And we enjoy following every move.
Today, we'll discuss the trends in this year's coverage as we see them. Later this week we'll share an index of every recipe from this year's Thanksgiving magazines, so you can dive in and explore everything you might want to add to this year's Thanksgiving table. Then, over the next three weeks, we'll post a Thanksgiving recipe every day, to let you know our thoughts on what to make and what to skip this year.
And one more order of business. This post is filled word clouds we made that illustrate the frequency of certain words being used in recipe titles. The graphic at the top is made from every word in this year's recipe titles. The bigger the word, the more frequent (for instance, there's more pie than turkey this year). Lots of words that are only used once or twice don't appear. Make sense?
Let's dig in!