Over two-thirds of the American population think that leftover food from Thanksgiving is better than the original version, and it appears that several known residents in the Bay Area approve.
Sixty-six percent of the 2, 000 American respondents in OnePoll research in mid-November said Thanksgiving sandwiches taste better on the next day than it is during the Thanksgiving dinner, ABC7 reported.
Bay Area residents, from tech tycoons, real estate agents, and even chefs, expressed admiration of Thanksgiving leftovers.
It’s the pumpkin pie for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, joining the 45 percent of the surveyed Americans saying that pumpkin pie stands out as the best leftover dish.
The next-day Thanksgiving is a perfect day if San Francisco chef Adriano Paganini has grilled panini sandwiches with stuffing and fried eggs.
Having cooked for Queen Elizabeth and Luciano Pavarotti, Paganini has strong power behind Delarosa, Belga, Beretta, and other San Francisco restaurants.
Out of the Thanksgiving leftovers, Terri Hinte, a music publicist in the Bay Area, likes it most to make Turkey Tetrazzini.
A longtime real estate agent in Berkeley, Nancy Duff meanwhile added to the turkey theme “I love turkey sandwiches.”
Another fan of the turkey sandwich is Richmond Mayor Tom Butt who likes to add cranberries to it.
Most of the respondents in the survey chose turkey as the best leftover.
Some, however, do not only dwell on the sandwiches.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offered Thanksgiving leftover recipes, including one simple and easy take on the turkey – which only needs to be sliced, stir-fried with chopped ginger, garlic, and any chilled vegetables.
“I like to start the meal all over again. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry – I heat it up the next day in the toaster oven,” Duff said.
More than sixty percent of the American respondents said they made a traditional “leftover” serving out of the unfinished dishes from Thanksgiving.