Foods regional to your area or where you grew up?

@kminer (101)
United States
January 23, 2007 1:53pm CST
I am curious about foods that are "known" in your area or that you can only find certain places/parts of the country/parts of the world? I grew up in upstate New York - where Spedies (a special marinade, usually for chicken) are king. And no one knows what they are down here in the South, and no one sells the marinade. Also antipasto salads - no one in the South makes them or knows what they are. You?
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@coffeechat (1961)
• New Zealand
7 Feb 07
I have lived or travelled, so I will respond with food that I find interesting or unusual in my amblings: Greece: Moussakka. A casserole with aubergine and lamb. It can be made as simple or as elegant as you like. Germany: Schweinschaxe, Pigs knuckle in a german style broth. Goes well with sauerkraut. Italy: I do like italian food in most forms. But Parma Ham takes the cake. Bacala Molicato - is saltCodfish baked with bell peppers! With fresh herbs - it is truly a delight. Spain - I love spanish food, and the Paella Marinara is the king of Paellas. (it is a baked rice dish with all sorts of sea food or meats) A variant of the Middle Eastern Pilaf. Generally Tapas are excellent. Japan - need I dwell on the obi sashimi? I do enjoy teppanyaki style when it comes to meat. Tempura with a soy sauce dip and wasabe sauce!! chopstick licking good. China: Mandarin style Peking Duck. I once ate a 12 course banquet exclusively made from the fabled Peking Duck. I also like Hainanese Chicken Rice. Hunan cuisine is exquisite though not seen much outside of China. Malaysia: I love their Roti Canai, Mee Goreng are delicious. Taufu fa - a dish made of soyabean is delicious. Thailand - Tom Yam. Philippine - Lechon (spit roasted pork - Cebuano style) France - Crepes Sarrasin. (the style of Brittany) Negro/Soul food - Fatback and Greens. India - Masala Dosai (a stuffed crepe made of rice and lentil flour) someof them are made to be one foot in diameter. Vadai - is a South Indian savoury donut. I also enjoy their Bhel Puri (snack food) Belgium - I love their waffles. Hugarian Goulasch - now an international delicacy. In the Middle East I love their hot Quoboos (leavened bread) baked in a special earthen oven. Those little samosas - deep fried and sold in Suqs. In Russia - Of Course - Caviar! on Blinis.. With chilled Champagne! i love the Chicken Kiev. Beef Stroganoff has become another international favourite, but I did not particularly care for the Russian version. Tziplenok Vkusnii is a baked chicken dish you will find in the Tashkent area. Awesome dish. In the Southern USA, I love Gumbo, Cajun style cooking of almost anything, Crayfish in particular. OOh... running out of time... so will post another time. p.s. I had a load of fun writing this up.
@Jasmijn (145)
• Belgium
14 Feb 07
What I'm really fond of in Belgium are the 'suikerbonen'. They're almonds coated with sugar, but the kind I prefer has the almond replaced with dark chocolate. They're usually given to visitors when you've given birth, but I buy huge boxes of them the whole year because they're so good.
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@coolsanth (112)
• India
6 Feb 07
in India ...in north india we eat chapathi's prepared by from the powdered wheat..in south india we eat Rice prepared from paddy.. im south india and i like lot more stuff which no one knows outside my place..
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Well here in New Jersey its... PORK ROLL Also called "Taylor Ham". A "Pork Roll, Egg and Cheese" is actually a breakfast like type of sandwhich.... a heart attack basically. Where I'm from in Rochester, NY its WHITE HOTS white hot dogs!
@lisado (1230)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I have no idea what you are talking about. lol I can't really think of anything from our area that is hard to find anywhere else.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
It's hard sometimes because I take more note of what I get elsewhere that I can't get where I live than the other way around. Since we moved off of Long Island, I miss: - White Castle - Italian Ices - Good Chinese Food What I like from other parts of the states that I can't find here: - grits - hush puppies - meat-market style bbq
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@tarun05 (92)
7 Feb 07
in my place ,we used to take pasta,mashed potatoes and some biscuits etc..
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Although I am sure that there are some other areas where you can get venison besides Michigan, the white tailed deer are plentiful here so this is the ideal country for deer hunting. We have many hunters here every year during hunting season, hunting deer to cook their favorite venison dish. It could be tenderloin steaks, venison burgers, roasts, or venison stew or venison sausage. Venison is one of my favorites and is plentiful in our area.