A Regional Thanksgiving Menu

America's Thanksgiving traditions are as diverse as our country itself. This menu celebrates our nation's culinary heritage with a cornucopia of regional recipes. The soup is prepared with favorite foods from the Northwest, including butternut squash, chestnuts and apples. The turkey is basted with maple syrup, a classic New England ingredient, while the dressing incorporates Southern-style corn bread. For dessert, we feature an all-American apple pie with a twist—cheddar cheese is blended into the crust, rather than served alongside the pie.