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The holiday season is filled with traditional desserts. For a nontraditional dessert, you might want to try seaweed pie. The catch? It is only served at the potato museum on Canada's Prince Edward Island. Seaweed pie is made from Irish moss, an edible seaweed that used to be central to the economy of Prince Edward Island, where it was gathered and sold for use as a food thickener and in toothpaste. Irish moss continues to be harvested elsewhere for these purposes, but on Prince Edward Island, the pie is pretty much all that remains of the Irish moss trade. www.atlasobscura.com/foods/seaweed-pie
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