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Old 01-23-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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When I was in the northern kentucky/cinci area there was this special type of sausage. It was crispy and round. Anybody know the name?
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Pittsburgh: Perogies, beer, Pramanti Sandwiches, chipped ham, ham bbqs, german food, and beer.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NJ
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NY Strip steak.
Do people come to NY and say.."I MUST get me NY Strip!"? LOL That steak is known by several other names too.

When I think steak, I think of the midwest, KWIM?
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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coffee milk, peanut butter and fluff sandwiches, Italian food
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: New England
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Chowda, baby!!!!!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Most people associate New England with Lobster and Chowder (which we do), but different pockets have different foods.

On Massachusetts' South Coast region (particularly in Fall River and New Bedford) where there are a lot of Portuguese immigrants, a few Portuguese specialties reign supreme:

the Cataplana (pictured) is a Portuguese seafood dish that is slow-simmered and can vary depending on the chef. It usually includes a spicy sauce, potato, clams, lobster or shrimp (maybe both) and Chourico (a sausage described below) along with other various vegitables. Many restaurants serve their own specialty variety. It's delicious.



Chourico (prounounced, "Sha-reese") is a spicy sausage usually made with dried, smoked red peppers. Absolutely delicious on its own or baked in bread (called a "Chourico Roll"). a picture:

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: SEA/HNL/OC
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seattle is known for salmon and if you don't like seafood or are allergic to it like me, i've noticed that seattle has an extremely high number of pho restaurants compared to other big cities around the country. if you don't know what pho [pronounced: fa] is, it's a vietnamese soup where you can get basically anything from veggies, to chicken, to tripe, to seafood and you can make it super spicy or just leave it the way it is. if you're sick, pho is the best thing to sweat out your sinus' if you make it spicy.

but besides seattle, in hawaii where im originally from, we have lots of different types of food. we have kalua pig and cabbage which is amazing, and huli huli chicken which is chicken marinated in ginger and garlic and BBQ'ed, lau lau which is beef, chicken, butterfish or pork wrapped in tarot leaves or ti leaves, poi which is tarot roots that are smashed up to look like chocolate pudding but it tastes like paste [if you ever go to hawaii and eat poi, i advise you mainland people to not eat poi by itself, eat it with rice or chicken or whatever else you have on your plate] and my favorite desert, haupia pie which is just coconut cream pie and it's amazing.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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Cincinnati we have a distinct kind of Chile , it is most often served over pasta with tethered cheddar cheese on top of it, there are other variations of it though.

Now Philly has the cheese steak,
N.Y has there thin crust pizza,
Chicago has a few items that identify themselves with The Italian beef, The Chicago dog, and also the Deep Dish Pizza,

I was wondering what some of the foods are around the country....

Here is a pic of the Cincinnati Style Chile Spaghetti
WOW if that is your region's "Staple Food", then y'all had better invest in some serious sewage treatment plants in that region.

A "staple food" is something that is the primary source of nutrients for a given area. I would say that here on the Carolina coast, the traditional staple food is rice. This staple food is used to make specialty dishes that the area is known for, like perleau, chicken bog, various gumbo-like stews, etc.

In modern times, I would imagine that either corn or wheat was the staple food for almost everywhere in the U.S.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Mac salad and rice. It's served with everything, even spaghetti.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Boston
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coffee milk, peanut butter and fluff sandwiches, Italian food
hey hey, coffee milk is definately a Rhode Island product. not mass.

and for the summer, Rhode Islanders have Dels Lemonade. probably the best thing on earth. frozen lemonade w/ chunks of lemon. - add a bit of gin or vodka and you've got the perfect beach drink.
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