It’s Not Your Mother’s Cranberry Sauce Anymore

Photo by Marsden Epworth Ingredients for a new cranberry sauce recipe: Tarragon vinegar, cilantro, garlic and canned whole fruit cranberry sauce.

Cranberry sauce. Every family has its own, from that solid jellied cranberry sauce circled with ridges from the can (my children’s absolute favorite), to the canned sauce with whole berries, and then many variations of cranberries with orange, with nuts, with cognac, with raisins. But the oddest and most famous must be Mama Stamberg’s cranberry relish, which National Public Radio reporter Susan Stamberg repeats for listeners year after year. Any day now we will get it again, I expect.

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