Regional foods - what foods is your area know for? Or foods that just aren't the same elsewhere?

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Regional foods - what foods is your area know for? Or foods that just aren't the same elsewhere?
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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:35pm
  • For us, I'd say: 
  • chicken fried steak,
  • fried okra,
  • onion-fried burgers,
  • sand plum jelly,
  • watermelon
  • Indian Tacos
  • calf fries/mountain oysters
  • squeaky cheese (cheese curds)

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Let's see....this has most of them.

http://www.midwestliving.com/food/comfort/must-try-midwest-foods/

edited to add this one too:  http://www.lifeintheusa.com/food/midwest.htm

Although I don't know about the same as elsewhere, I have an open mind, although some may be hard to find outside of my area.  :)

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Where I live now: Kalamata olives, retsina wine. Where I am from: pastry, what you call Danish pastry and we call Vienna bread. Dark, coarse rye bread. Pickled herring. Aquavit with herbs. Smoked, fresh cheese with caraway seeds, called "rygeost."

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Loose Meat Sandwich reminds me of on Roseanne when they owned that restaurant lol

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My family goes morel hunting several times a year - always without me.  Last time I had some of my mom's fried morels was a few years ago. I miss it dearly. 

 

And isn't the "hot brown" a St.L thing? Or am i thinking of the horsehoe?

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savcal2011 wrote:
<p>My family goes morel hunting several times a year - always without me.  Last time I had some of my mom's fried morels was a few years ago. I miss it dearly. </p><p> </p><p>And isn't the "hot brown" a St.L thing? Or am i thinking of the horsehoe?</p>

It's a KY thing, the horseshoe or slinger is a stl thing....as are brain sandwiches.  

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savcal2011 wrote:
<ul><li>For us, I'd say: </li><li>chicken fried steak,</li><li>fried okra,</li><li>onion-fried burgers,</li><li>sand plum jelly,</li><li>watermelon</li><li>Indian Tacos</li><li>calf fries/mountain oysters</li><li>squeaky cheese (cheese curds)</li><li></li></ul>

We're close enough to PKA to let her links speak for me, too...but we do have some hyper-local favorites in the forms of meals from certain restaurants that have been here forever.   Breakfast at Broadway Diner, Lunch at Shakespeare's Pizza  (the original one, Puh-leeze), coffee at Coffee Zone or Kaldi's, topped by grown-up ice cream at Sparky's.   That is day.   You don't even NEED dinner, but if you do....Cherry Street Bistro, Sycamore, or Bleu.

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savcal2011 wrote:
<p>My family goes morel hunting several times a year - always without me.  Last time I had some of my mom's fried morels was a few years ago. I miss it dearly. </p><p> </p><p>And isn't the "hot brown" a St.L thing? Or am i thinking of the horsehoe?</p>

I haven't had any morels this year.  You would think with all the rain, we'd have plenty.  But no.

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savcal2011 wrote:
<p>My family goes morel hunting several times a year - always without me.  Last time I had some of my mom's fried morels was a few years ago. I miss it dearly. </p><p> </p><p>And isn't the "hot brown" a St.L thing? Or am i thinking of the horsehoe?</p>

I haven't had any morels this year.  You would think with all the rain, we'd have plenty.  But no.

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Our claim to fame around here is pepperoni rolls.  

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OMG many years ago my dh worked at an Italian restaurant as a 2nd job and would bring these home at night. Sooo good, sooo bad for your waistline lol.

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