Got Cranberries?

We stumbled into this sight, an impromptu cranberry bog, at Rockefeller Center this past October.


Who on earth could be behind such a spectacle? Exquisitely appropriate seating for the occasion in the form of picnic tables and benches running down the center of the bog, and sturdy, sensible place settings. An army of attendants. Oh, of course…

Just today I found this press release describing the ultimate meaning of this event, and perhaps the show has already aired. At the time, through signage and excited whispers, we learned that Martha Stewart was behind it all somehow but didn’t stay for her arrival. I think we were heading for onion soup at the Waldorf-Astoria and could not be deterred. Watching those cranberries slosh and swirl in the wake of assistants shod in wellies was mesmerizing, though.

If cranberries and horseradish sounds like a good idea, give Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish Recipe a try. And give thanks your dinner table isn’t sitting in a cranberry bog.

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4 Responses to Got Cranberries?

  1. That looks like a fun event, though I could see warm soup might be a more compelling call. I’ve never seen a cranberry bog live and was pretty amazed when I first learned how they grew. I’m always amazed where my food comes from. Cranberries don’t just come packaged in a frozen pouch? Now I know that they all come from Rockefeller Center.

  2. kathy says:

    As at has been raining steadily all day here , this scene appears singularly unappealing ! However, in all my years on listening to Susans recital of the Cranberry Relish recipe, I’ve never bothered to go to the internet to see what it looked like-and it looks pretty cool.I may have to try it ..

  3. Les says:

    I can’t imagine how surreal it would have been to have seen this.

  4. Stevie says:

    So interesting! I’ve seen the actual bogs here in BC and they are really beautiful.

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