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post #61 of 83
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Originally Posted by jcat
Spätzle (fresh noodles: 4 large eggs to a pound of flour, with a pinch of salt and enough water to get a muffin-batter texture), "scraped" into boiling, salty water and removed as soon as they rise to the top) and Maultaschen (Swabian ravioli, with a meat and spinach filling, usually served with fried onions and a green salad, or in vegetable soup).
I love Spätzle, Tricia! Now I'll have to make them!!

As for what's local -- seafood, lotsa seafood.
post #62 of 83
A lot of you have these delicious things like blue crabs... but I've got you all beat!

Rochester, New York is WELL known for something called a garbage plate. There's a seedy restaurant here called Nick Tahoes that makes 'em. There's some variation available, but the best way is 2 burgers (no buns) atop homefries and cold mac salad. Burgers are topped with cheese if you want and onions, and hot sauce. And it MUST be eaten all at once, not separately. Just take a forkful of burger, mac, fries....mmmmmmmmmm!

You're not a Rochestarian until you've had one. Many restaurants around the city try to replicate Tahoe's garbage plate, but there's nothing like the original.

Oh and if it's still moving when they serve it up to you, just stab it a little with your fork and dive in.

If you go to this site there's a nice picture of the hot dog version.
http://sleeping-monkey.com/?p=215

Speaking of hots, we also have Zwiegles red and white hots, Red Osier roast beef and prime rib, Tom Wahls homemade rootbear floats.... I love this town!
post #63 of 83
We don't really have anything too weird around here - unless you count Vegemite, and I've never met anyone NOT from Australia who likes that.

Except Jennifer (Sharky) - she actually didn't mind it as a seasoner (I sent her a jar with her SS package last year...).

It's super salty - pretty much just a spreadable yeast - but I LOVE it!

And people like various combinations of things with vegemite - I like it with lettuce, but I've never met anyone outside my family game to try that. Max likes it with cheese, and the lady I work with likes it with mayonnaise, which makes me want to barf, personally

Another popular favourite here is Chicko rolls, but I've never had one, I never will have one, and I don't intend to try one, ever!
post #64 of 83
Yes Beer is also a big thing here with cheesecake

I am not a fan of bratuwurst. But i do like spatzle!


In sicily i mix tomato sauce with mayonaise for my fries but thats because the mayonaise is different there..
post #65 of 83
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Originally Posted by Momofmany
Kansas City, MO: best BBQ in the entire world.

Grew up in Chicago area and they had the best corn I've ever eaten. Also outstanding steaks (any cut). Their Italian is pretty darn good also - Chicago style pizza is outstanding.

Lived in Texas for a while and you can't beat their Tex-Mex food. Being so close to Louisiana, there was an outstanding cajun influence there also.

Was raised in a German/Polish family and married a Pole. We eat lots of Kapusta, sausages, peirogi, spatzel, etc. Slavic food mixes ethnicities well. I've learned to cook the recipes in the areas that I live in. I've yet to find a pizza in this town better than mine.
Shout out to KC MO! Woot woot! And also, Northland yeh!!

Anyway, yes, what you said—BBQ. You're required to like BBQ if you live in KC.

As for the pizza—tried Minsky's? It's pretty darn tasty.
post #66 of 83
You all have some very inerseting taste and tradition. I really cant seem to think of anything off hand...... What do ya expect? We live in Kansas.. If I think of anything, I will post later.
post #67 of 83
~"Low Country Boil: shrimp, sausage, and potatos, all cooked in special spices.

~Boiled peanuts

~Peaches

~The sweetest of teas

~Hoppin' John: greens and black eyed peas, traditionally served on New Year's Day

~Fresh seafood

~GRITS!
post #68 of 83
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Originally Posted by cagnes
In SE Louisiana we're known for seafood... crabs, shrimp, crawfish, oysters & all kinds of fish... either boiled, fried, or cooked in a Fricassee, Etouffee, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Sauce Piquante or Courtbouillon.

I guess alligator, frog legs, hog head cheese & turtle could qualify as strange.
my mom's from SW Louisiana - & we like frog legs & crawfish! as well as gumbo, etouffee & dirty rice that's probably why i don't know that many regional dishes - the ones i think of are all from her home! altho the BBQ is good & the Tex-Mex
post #69 of 83
In Michigan, well here goes:

Cherries
Mackinac Island Fudge
Pasties (thanks to the U.P.) - haven't had them yet though
Faygo Pop (hence where the term "pop" came from instead of soda)
Better-Made Chips
Corn
post #70 of 83
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Originally Posted by lunasmom
In Michigan, well here goes:

Cherries
Mackinac Island Fudge
Pasties (thanks to the U.P.) - haven't had them yet though
Faygo Pop (hence where the term "pop" came from instead of soda)
Better-Made Chips
Corn
Ah yes! Pasties! My mother's family was from the UP, so we ate them all the time growing up, eh?
I remember all of Spartan Stadium singing the Faygo song during football games (after a number of drinks that I am pretty sure were NOT Faygo!)
post #71 of 83
Around here it's Poutine (french fries with cheese curd and gravey) also Bevertails (deep fried dough diped in cinnimon and sugar)
Both are on my "don't eat" list cuz they arn't exactly health food
post #72 of 83
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
We don't really have anything too weird around here - unless you count Vegemite, and I've never met anyone NOT from Australia who likes that.

Except Jennifer (Sharky) - she actually didn't mind it as a seasoner (I sent her a jar with her SS package last year...).

It's super salty - pretty much just a spreadable yeast - but I LOVE it!

Another popular favourite here is Chicko rolls, but I've never had one, I never will have one, and I don't intend to try one, ever!
My chn soup has never tasted better... ohh and it makes a good quick marinade
should I dare ask what a chicko roll contains>>??
post #73 of 83
Our county is known for

Boddingtons bitter
Pudding chips 'n' mushy peas
Peck barms
Eccles cakes
Chorley cakes
Tripe
Lancashire hotpot
Lancashire cheese
http://www.wikiville.org.uk/index.php/Lancashire_food

and
Black puddings i can't believe i used to eat them before i turned veggie
post #74 of 83
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Originally Posted by furryferals
Lancashire hotpot
i read about this in a book, once - what is it?
post #75 of 83
Smitty's Boiled Peanuts
13th Street BBQ (Oh I would KILL for a ham Q-tater right now!!)
OH, Ezell's fried catfish
Well crud, my mind just went toatlly blank...
post #76 of 83
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Originally Posted by laureen227
i read about this in a book, once - what is it?
There is a link to the recipe for lancashire hotpot in my last post Laureen,It has lamb, turnip,oyster,beef stock and other things(don't know what)and it is served in a ceramic pot with a pastry lid on it.
I personally havent tasted it but i guess its not much different to potato hash.
post #77 of 83
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Originally Posted by lunasmom
In Michigan, well here goes:

Cherries
Mackinac Island Fudge
Pasties (thanks to the U.P.) - haven't had them yet though
Faygo Pop (hence where the term "pop" came from instead of soda)
Better-Made Chips
Corn

Pasties are quite good!!! Let's not forget the Cole's garlic bread which was started and is still made less that 5 minutes from my house! i gain 5 pounds every time I have to drive to the post office and past the building! Smells so yummy!
post #78 of 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by furryferals
Our county is known for

Boddingtons bitter
Pudding chips 'n' mushy peas
Peck barms
Eccles cakes
Chorley cakes
Tripe
Lancashire hotpot
Lancashire cheese
http://www.wikiville.org.uk/index.php/Lancashire_food

and
Black puddings i can't believe i used to eat them before i turned veggie
You've done a lot of the list for me!!

Also, if you think Manchester, we have a lot of Indian foods due to the Curry Mile!

Also, in Liverpool, Merseyside and Wirral, we have Scouse and corn beef hash!

You can also get the best scampi!!

I'm sure there are tonnes more, but just can't think after reading all the other posts!!
post #79 of 83
Raw Herring:



I love it Had some a couple of days ago

And 'drop':




It is some sort of candy and i like the salt drop alot.
post #80 of 83
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Originally Posted by Kattengek
Raw Herring:



I love it Had some a couple of days ago

And 'drop':




It is some sort of candy and i like the salt drop alot.




though... are those drops licorice??
post #81 of 83
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Originally Posted by evnshawn
Shout out to KC MO! Woot woot! And also, Northland yeh!!

Anyway, yes, what you said—BBQ. You're required to like BBQ if you live in KC.

As for the pizza—tried Minsky's? It's pretty darn tasty.

I'm always worried I'm gonna get thrown out of KC for not liking BBQ.

I do believe we have pretty good steaks around KC as well though, especially at Jess and Jims. I never really though of it before as I started traveling more I notice the difference between the nice juicy steaks here and the ones you get else where.

And Minsky's Pizza is the best.
post #82 of 83
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Originally Posted by Charmed654321
Trying to think of what's here (since I"m a transplanted NY'er)

No. 1 -- has got to be a Philly Cheesesteak.
Also, just a bit over an hour from the PA Dutch area, so anything Amish. I shamefacedly admit to loving Whoopie Pies (even make them myself every so often, chocolate or pumpkin with cream cheese filling), Amish Chicken Pie (on noodles, not crust), shoo fly pie, and all other kinds of goodies, chow chow (pickled veggies), big soft pretzels, dried sweet corn (I love that stuff), chicken corn chowder, pretzel soup, rivels (sorta like spaetzle), hot bacon salad dressing, and hot potato salad.

I know i'm leaving out zillions of things but I better stop before I start hitting the fridge!
You're making me homesick! I haven't been back to Philly for ages, but there's a place in Atlanta's airport that does a pretty good cheesesteak.
Is Zinn's Diner still around?
I know what you forgot: funnel cakes! The ones at the Kutztown Fair were always scrumptious. Also the Knockwurst in a roll with fried cabbage, peppers, and onions.
post #83 of 83
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Originally Posted by Sar

Also, in Liverpool, Merseyside and Wirral, we have Scouse and corn beef hash!

You can also get the best scampi!!

Oooops ,Yeah ,nearly forgot,
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