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Old 12-24-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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It is true when you hear people talk about how good the food was back in NYC or Chicago, they're usually talking about Italian, Chinese, or some other ethnic food.

I really don't know what Northern food would be except maybe pot roast, clam chowder, and cream of wheat. LOL
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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If you don't have Bojangles, your state doesn't even exist.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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It is true when you hear people talk about how good the food was back in NYC or Chicago, they're usually talking about Italian, Chinese, or some other ethnic food.

I really don't know what Northern food would be except maybe pot roast, clam chowder, and cream of wheat. LOL
Yes, most food in this country originated somewhere else.

Northern foods that aren't too ethnic may include pizza (best in the north, northeast), bratwurst, hot dogs, and casseroles. Otherwise Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek, German, Irish, African and Latin foods are favorites for many.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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Well southern cities don't have ethnic neighborhoods (ethnic as in Polish, Italian, Jewish, Greek, Irish, French, etc. Thats why the food has always been better up north lol.
You mean European ethnics right, because there's plenty of ethnics from Asia, Latin American, & Africa.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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You mean European ethnics right, because there's plenty of ethnics from Asia, Latin American, & Africa.
Northern cities have those as well. For instance, cities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have had Cape Verdean communities for centuries. I know of locales in the Northeast that have had Lebanese Maronite communities for several decades, if not over a century. My area has a long time Native American community(Onondagas, of curse). So, even the ethnic neighborhoods/communities vary in the Northeast and Midwest as well.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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As a rule people seem to miss certain cuisine. Do they also miss the snow or the steel mills or any music or Orthodox Churches?
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I missed the snow, the serious snow and freezing weather you'd find in Chicagoland. I also missed polkas. They did have a band that played polka in Louisville, but they were made up (or led by) German expats, and played other German pop stuff, too, so it wasnt that Polish/Czech polka culture you had up in Chicagoland (and perhaps elsewhere in the Great Lakes region)

Churches and steel mills are maybe more about the built environment? I have to say this would depend on the place....I guess if one ended up in, say, Birmingham or Chattanooga there would be a sort of heavy industry character to those places?
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I think a lot of Southern food originates from African-Americans. In the South, though, Whites and Blacks generally eat and worship the same way so it's more appropriate to call it Southern food. The North is far more segregated if you ask me.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I think a lot of Southern food originates from African-Americans. In the South, though, Whites and Blacks generally eat and worship the same way so it's more appropriate to call it Southern food. The North is far more segregated if you ask me.
Plus Native Americans. Southern food is a big mix.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Intelligent conversation.
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