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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Just found this Cannoli Dip Laughing

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/04/cannoli-dip/

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Maryland is best known for:

1. blue crabs

2. Old Bay seasoning

3. Smith Island cakes

Of course, there are many other things that are really good here, but that can be found in many other areas, but the above are the three most popular things for which MD is known.

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Well for Michigan the Coney Island dogs.  I really miss picking morels from there too, they are yummy!

For here in AK definitely the salmon & halibut.  Seattle residents are just this week getting Copper River salmon in just today (flown in) and paying $1000 per fish or something crazy.  

The only other thing I could thing of is our chicken wing place.  Wings & Things are awesomely good chicken wings.  They are different than buffalo wings and different than just fried plain wings & I haven't ever had any wings like that anywhere else. 

The Native Alaskans have a few regional foods, but you don't want to go there!  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo_ice_cream

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litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p>Well for Michigan the Coney Island dogs.  I really miss picking morels from there too, they are yummy!</p><p>For here in AK definitely the salmon &amp; halibut.  Seattle residents are just this week getting Copper River salmon in just today (flown in) and paying $1000 per fish or something crazy.  </p><p>The only other thing I could thing of is our chicken wing place.  Wings &amp; Things are awesomely good chicken wings.  They are different than buffalo wings and different than just fried plain wings &amp; I haven't ever had any wings like that anywhere else. </p><p>The Native Alaskans have a few regional foods, but you don't want to go there!  </p><p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo_ice_cream</p>

 

What about reindeer? particularly reindeer sausage?

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Yes I didn't think of that.  Moose meat is very popular up here and it's good.  I like it because it's organic.  : )

And I don't know that reindeer sausage is all that popular here.  But many people hunt for them, caribou actually, (only reindeer if they live on a farm) and would have caribou meat ground up for burgers or made into sausage, same with the moose.  Both are definitely better than venison, not gamey like venison.

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 My town is known for their donuts.  The local donut shop has been on both The Food Network and The Travel channel.

The area BBQ and Tex-Mex. 

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merella wrote:
<p>Maryland is best known for:</p><p>1. blue crabs</p><p>2. Old Bay seasoning</p><p>3. Smith Island cakes</p><p>Of course, there are many other things that are really good here, but that can be found in many other areas, but the above are the three most popular things for which MD is known.</p>

Exactly.  And it's NOT a Maryland crab cake if there's no Old Bay--I'm looking at YOU, Midwest restaurant that claimed to sell Maryland crab cakes--no I didn't order them, someone else at the table did, swearing they were authentic. They weren't BAD--in fact they were pretty tasty, as I got a tiny taste--but they weren't Maryland :)

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Dammit. Now you and Merella have me hankerin' for a good Maryland blue - with Old Bay. Sigh.

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savcal2011 wrote:
<p>Dammit. Now you and Merella have me hankerin' for a good Maryland blue - with Old Bay. Sigh.</p>

Yeah, I'm thinking it may be time for another trip to Salerno's (www.salernos.com)

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Anything seafood.  Chowders, ravioli, crusted, seared, piccata, beer battered, stews, on a roll, in salads. :)