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Old 03-01-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Burbs
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Is banana cake (not banana bread) a regional thing? It was my favorite growing up near Chicago - it was the flavor of my wedding cake! The frosting was always bitterness, never chocolate.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Is banana cake (not banana bread) a regional thing? It was my favorite growing up near Chicago - it was the flavor of my wedding cake! The frosting was always bitterness, never chocolate.
I had to Google that one. Looks absolutely delicious!
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: PA
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We have scrapple here, but the grey block I've seen in the stores never appealed to me. I had to try it out of curiosity wne a friend ordered it at a diner. Not bad.

The jars of chow-chow (pickled vegetables) that I see in the grocery stores? Nope.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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We have scrapple here, but the grey block I've seen in the stores never appealed to me. I had to try it out of curiosity wne a friend ordered it at a diner. Not bad.

The jars of chow-chow (pickled vegetables) that I see in the grocery stores? Nope.
Funny coincidence, my kids just pulled up Dirty Jobs on Netflix and the episode they chose was "Scapple Maker."
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I've never had scrapple, but I did grow up eating goetta. I know people make it, but that's never seemed appealing to me. I'll just wait until I visit the folks.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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I've never had scrapple, but I did grow up eating goetta. I know people make it, but that's never seemed appealing to me. I'll just wait until I visit the folks.
The roommate LOVES that stuff. Keeps threatening to make it
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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A southerner made grits for me one time and put butter on them--it was the same thing that we used to eat for breakfast sometimes in New England. Just cornmeal. But we would put butter and milk on it and eat it in a bowl like cereal. It could be a Vermont tradition--family came from there.
Do you eat the cornmeal with butter and milk and SUGAR? A southerner would never put sugar on grits. They are served with salt and pepper and butter - and often cheese. BUT NO SUGAR.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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OK here in east Texas we have all the culinary joys of Tex Mex foods.

One of my favorites are tacos from the local taquerias. Now, they are NEVER served on a crispy taco shell. They are served on hot, freshly made, smallish corn tacos (flat and soft), with barbacoa beef (the inside of the cow's mouth - very tender tiny strips of beef), cilantro, and shredded cabbage. Sounds awful, I know, but DANG they are good!

http://www.tastyeatsathome.com/wordp...acoa-tacos.jpg

Served with a slice of lime on the side and a cold Modelo beer - OLE!
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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To this day I don't know what grits are, they are American.

They sound disgusting.

Grits are not "disgusting". Either you have never had them or they were prepared badly.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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The worst thing that I can think of from Brooklyn NY is fried Calamari.

It looks like fried onion rings. Don't be fooled. It's an octopus. Deep fried and served in rings. Sometimes you will get a tentacle or a bunch of little suction cups in your mouth.

They look like onion rings. But they aren't.

Sold and served all over NY and LI. Gross.

Also in NY/NJ among Jewish people (I'm Jewish so don't complain to me) gefilte fish. Served at Passover. It's like a tiny fishy loaf. I grew up with it and I can eat it. But it's not something to try after age nine.
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