What is your staple food in your area and how is it made?

United States
April 27, 2008 10:03am CST
What is your staple food where you live? I honestly cannot say that there is just one staple in my area as we have so many cultures here which like a variety of staple foods. I rely on wheat, corn, and rye most of all. I eat rye bread, sourdough bread, whole grain bread, tortillas (wheat and corn)(all store bought) and sometimes make my own flat bread out of whole wheat flour, water, cinnemon and sometimes some chocolate chips. The pasta I like most is mosticelli or Ziti but I also like fettuchini. I rarely have rice or other staples.
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@maliki2 (255)
• United States
30 Apr 08
We have alot of different things in this area. But dairy is our main source, so we eat a ton of dairy products. Also Maple Syrup is another staple in our area, so we use that for breakfast alot also. I guess it all varies on what you like to eat or do. I know people that don't touch Maple Syrup and have lived here most of their live.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
My mother was born in Vermont and I have relatives there... I remember going to a marble quarry near I think Pittsford or Rutland... and stopping to eat this cheese sandwich. I was amazed at how many cheese slices were put on that sandwich... Vermont chedder... I was impressed with it... as much as I am impressed with our cheese here in California. grins. I love Vermont maple syrup. It is good on so many things... I have even added it when I made scrambled eggs with salsa and cheese (added a tiny bit of it after cooking, got it a little warm again) and then ate it in a warm corn tortilla. It was very nice. I honestly cannot see how people can use the imitation syrups. Vermont maple syrup is so good. Thanks for mentioning it.
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@maliki2 (255)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Cheese is big here also. We have Cabot. I agree with you that I'm not sure how people can eat the immitation syrup. But alot of people don't know the difference, and when you look at the price between the two, some may just go for the cheaper thinking they are getting a product that is close. It's unfortunate because real Maple Syrup is to die for. It IS expensive though. Visiting one of the stores in Stowe or around, you can find a bunch of flavors of cheese and even syrup. I suggest you buy a small amount for a couple of bucks and taste it then compare it to the cheaper versions, you will be able to tell the difference.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Apr 08
we use alot of macaroni , and spagitti never buy rice we just arent rice eaters I know my daughter in law has rice all the time and it sure gets boring to go eat over there as she fixes it the same all the time. Beans id asnother one I use altho only 3 of us eat them but they are realy good fiber and fill ya up good
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• United States
30 Apr 08
I like the pasta from wheat flour too. I am not much into eating a lot of rice either but it can be good too. What kind of beans do you like to eat?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Apr 08
mostly Pinto beans once in awhile White beans and butter beans
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@gratitude (181)
• South Africa
27 Apr 08
In South Africa the staple diet for the black people would be Maize meal, but amongst the whites, especially the afrikaans it is also used a lot. Its used for porridge, breads, and lately even in puddings.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
I think that "maize" is the same as our "corn" and it is used by some people more than others here in the States... Unfortunately a lot of people are using corn syrup instead of the sugar (which was better for the body than the corn syrup} and there are people trying use corn as a fuel instead of using something more energy efficient like switchgrass or hemp. I must admit to liking corn bread, corn tortillas and frozen, canned or fresh corn. Thanks for sharing your country's food staple.