What we can learn (about Mormons) from Jell-O salad

by | May 12, 2010

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Fry sauce, funeral potatoes and Jell-O salad; a researcher at the University of Utah says their appeal to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints says a lot about Mormons.

Tanner Humanities Center fellow Kate Holbrook will spend the next year looking into what Latter-day Saints eat, and what they avoid.

Holbrook says the dishes Church members like say a lot about who they are. Her data goes back to before the turn of the 20th century.

"They were more likely to have whole wheat recipes, for example, in 20th-century Mormon cooking than they are in the rest of the country," Holbrook says.

She says Latter-day Saints were aware of the health benefits, but that is not the only reason why they ate so much whole wheat.

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