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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:33:16 PM
Here in LA we have beignets, andouille sausage, boudin, crawfish, étouffée, jambalaya, maque choux, dirty rice, gumbo, bananas foster, pralines, and king cake to name a few. I can't share recipes cause I'm not really a cook. I do enjoy eating and traveling. I always wonder what food/dishes I should try in the areas I visit.

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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:36:26 PM
what is king cake?


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Louisiana-style King Cake: a cinnamon-roll like cake inside with sugary icing with traditional Mardi Gras colored sprinkles on the outside. The baby figurine is seen in the middle of the roll

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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:38:20 PM
My DH is from Louisiana --- the food is so GOOD. Much better than here. We do have lobster and fresh corn on the cob in the summers -- that's right up there.

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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:38:53 PM
tamales,enchiladas, tacos,rice, beans,guacamole, tortillas...yum! Tex-Mex


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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:41:56 PM
We have delicious Southern BBQ and wonderful, fresh seafood.



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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:43:16 PM
What have I missed, because most of those examples are not 'regional' to LA, are they?

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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:43:39 PM

beignets
My very italian gramma (she came here from Ferentino Italy in 1930) made these...we call it fried dough!!

Here in the western NY area...kimmelweck rolls!!! YUMMM....a roll with kosher salt and caraway seeds on top. Best with hot,thin sliced roast beef and au jus.



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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:44:27 PM
Michigan - Coney Dogs, Kielbasa, pasties, olive burgers

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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:48:42 PM
fortune cookies, chop suey, hangtown fry, cioppino, these were developed locally...
but you can find every type of cuisine in the world here.

and good ol' "california cuisine" with fresh local ingredients you picked up this morning at the farmer's market or off the boats at the wharf.

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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:48:58 PM
California Burrito. Specifically tied to San Diego, they are not the same north of Oceanside.

Flour tortilla, carne asada, pico de gallo, cheese, and french fries. I add guacamole to mine but it isn't usually included if you don't ask for it.

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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:51:14 PM
salt potatoes


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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:55:45 PM

What have I missed, because most of those examples are not 'regional' to LA, are they?


LA = Louisiana.





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Posted: 12/27/2012 2:58:00 PM
Sammi,

LA = Louisiana
L.A. = Los Angeles

even though it seems everyone has turned LA into Los Angeles, it's wrong.




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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:04:49 PM
Buckeyes, and "potluck" style favorites like funeral potatoes and shredded chicken sandwiches. You'll find lots of German-influence in many dishes around here too.


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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:06:26 PM

I'll just copy your list (loved my Christmas gumbo) and add barbeque, fried chicken, creamed corn, black eyed peas, shrimp -n- grits, and fried green tomatoes.


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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:07:17 PM
How about:

Cullen Skink (a thick soup using smoked haddock)

Haggis, bashit neeps and chappit tatties (with a dram of whisky - single malt for preference) - bashit neeps and chappit tatties means basically crushed swede and mashed potaties

Raspberry Cranachan (cranachan is a layered sweet like trifle but using toasted oast, often heather honey and/or alcohol and cream with fruit) or clootie dumplings (a steamed fruit pudding traditionally tied in a pudding cloth)


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Garbage plates


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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:14:28 PM
Maryland crab soup


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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:18:21 PM
Ask any good Marylander, they'll say Maryland blue crab, Chesapeake Bay oysters, some good fried chicken (Perdue and some other chicken companies are headquartered here), plus Delmarvalous watermelon, fresh tomatoes, corn on the cob. Oh, and Scrapple, even though it originates in Delaware and Philadelphia.

But other than Maryland blue crab, I really have a hard time claiming any of those regional to MD.

Oh, other than Old Bay. That's all ours.

And now that I'm googling, Smith Island cake (10 thin layers of cake and frosting. Yum.)



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KY-
Hot Browns- an open faced turkey sandwich with tomatoes, bacon, and moray sauce
Fried Chicken- KFC, duh...
Derby Pie- like pecan pie but with chocolate
Burgoo- vegetable stew with meat
Ale 8 soda
Benedictine sandwiches (cucumber and cream cheese spread)
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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:22:06 PM
Runzas, kuchen, lutefisk, lefse, sauerkraut--all are 'regional' here (lots of people of northern European heritage,) but you won't see them on a lot of restaurant menus.

Then there is walleye. If you see walleye on a menu, and you like fish, order it! Yummy, yummy walleye. I never see anyone on any cooking shows using walleye, but it is very popular in this area (ND, SD, MN.)


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In GA there are different things depending on what part you are from.

Southern home style cooking typically is:
Fried chicken
Collard greens cooked with ham or fat back
Creamed corn
Macaroni and cheese
Green beans cooked to death with fat back
Mashed potatoes with cream gravy
Some kind of peas, like crowder or blackeye
Cornbread
Biscuits
and of course, sweet iced tea.

I don't cook like this but my grandmother did. It was a Sunday dinner at her house and very good but only a once in awhile meal.


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Tucson is the place for Sonoran Mexican food. Carne Asada, salsa, fajitas, Carne Seca, Chimi's, etc.


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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:29:42 PM
Mmmm, love beef on weck.

I would add bread pudding to the LA list. It's different and better there than things called bread pudding in other areas.


Sweet tea, as opposed to sweetened tea.

NC BBQ is a sweet vingar-y BBQ pork, usually served with slaw on top. Different than any other area BBQ.




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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:32:58 PM
I forgot bread pudding... I eat it often.... I have googled a few of these and will look up the rest later... I never heard of garbage plates till today...
I did try cheerwine when I was in the Carolina's

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In the Pennsylvania Dutch area of Pennsylvania we love:
Pork and sauerkraut
shoo fly pie
whoopie pies ( I know, so does Maine!)
lebanon and sweet bologna
hard pretzels
chicken corn soup
faschnaghts (donuts made for Fat Tuesday)
ham loaf
hot bacon dressing
chicken and dumplings
funnel cakes

In Philly, where my Dh is from, they love:
hoagies with real amaroso rolls
pizelles (cookies)
soft pretzels
cheese steaks with amaroso rolls and cheese whiz
tasty cakes
Tea cooler
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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:35:31 PM
BTW, OP, one of my presents was Aunt Sallies original pralines from the French quarter. None like them!


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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:36:59 PM
Aunt sallies pralines are wonderful

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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:38:29 PM
I'm hungry.


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Buckeyes, and "potluck" style favorites like funeral potatoes and shredded chicken sandwiches. You'll find lots of German-influence in many dishes around here too.




Those are good ones. I live in Ohio too and was trying really hard to think of regional cuisine for our state. My friend recently moved here from Philly and he would say saurkraut balls. Apparently he never saw these until he came to Ohio and now he sees them all over. He thinks we're a food wasteland here though.

Other things I thought of are perch and walleye fish up near Lake Erie, Cincinnati chili (chili served over spaghetti), and lots of hungarian foods here in NE Ohio (pierogies, paprikash, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa). Barberton, Ohio is famous for their fried chicken that's deep fried in lard and served with a pile of fries on top and a side of hot rice and coleslaw (the kind that's all vinegar--no mayo). I would say we have about four chicken houses around here that all serve similar chicken and sides. Our friends from Philly tried it based on a recommendation and HATED it. But people come all over for it and when someone moves away, it's one of the things they always crave when they come back.

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Posted: 12/27/2012 3:43:04 PM
Nope in Ar we steal all the good food from the states surrounding us you can get really good cajun food , Tex-Mex, KS.City and Tennessee style BBQ
so what happens is everyone loves Ar. so much they move here and bring the great food they learned to make with them.


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It's Texas. If you haven't had Tex-Mex here, you haven't had Tex-Mex. Also barbecue, kolaches, seafood (on the coast) and big steaks.


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Good old MN Hotdish and Jello Salad.



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Maryland blue crabs seasoned w/ Old Bay.

stuffed ham (although I don't love it) is extremely popular here in Southern MD


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Posted: 12/27/2012 4:10:41 PM

I'm hungry.

Me too!


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REAL Mexican food... NOT Tex-Mex.

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Posted: 12/27/2012 4:18:16 PM
Central Illinois: horseshoe (pony shoe would be a half portion). Layered bottom to top; thick bread, meat ( a hamburger pattie would be my choice), French fries, and a cheeses sauce all over it. One bread and meat would be a pony size. It's even served in our Steak n Shake restaurants.


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Central Illinois: horseshoe (pony shoe would be a half portion). Layered bottom to top; thick bread, meat ( a hamburger pattie would be my choice), French fries, and a cheeses sauce all over it. One bread and meat would be a pony size. It's even served in our Steak n Shake restaurants.


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Here in Utah we have only a couple of things that could be called n"regional"

Utah Scones: way different from the rest of the world, ours are made of a deep fried yeast bread dough. Scones: Utah style

Spudnuts: Donuts made really fluffy with mashed potatoes in the dough

Fry Sauce: Pink Dipping sauce for french fries and onion rings. Everyone has a favourite blend but I love the kind you get at Arctic Circle or Ab's drive in's. Yumm! Fry Sauce

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This is actually a hard question to answer. The first food that comes to mind that we eat a lot of that you wouldn't eat much in the US is roast lamb served with roast pumpkin (and other vegetables). Lamb is my favorite meat and I have it once a week (but could eat it every day!!).

We also eat a lot of seafood here.

My city is known as a melting pot of cultures, and is considered to be the foodie capital of Australia. Greek / Lebanese / Middle Eastern food is popular, as is Thai and Vietnamese. Mexican is growing rapidly in popularity here, it's the "next big thing"!

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Thanks for the education!! I'm sure you can all forgive me for being a little confused (and I really was) - it makes sense now that I see the LA v L.A. thing!!!

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I grew up near Green Bay, WI and all of the church and fireman's picnics serve a delicious soup called Booyah. It's not thin like a soup but not as thick as a stew that is made from chicken and vegetables cooked over an open fire in huge pots.

WHenever I go home, I ask if there are any booyah dinners going on!

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In pittsburgh...
Pierogi
Kielbasa
Chipped ham sandwiches
Primanti sandwiches
Cabbage rolls
Salads with meat French fries hard boiled eggs and cheese


We like to get pepperoni buns when in west virginia

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If you come to Chicago you definitely need to try some pizza! And an Italian Beef sandwich. I like Buona Beef the best. And a Chicago style hot dog, though they have to have tomatoes on them to be true Chicago style, which I don't like. And then have some cheesecake for dessert!



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I know pizza is found everywhere...I have yet to find a pizza as good as Johnny's pizza... It is found in LA and a few areas in TX now... Tim McGraw said once that he has eat them when he comes home

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Benem... I am dying to try the Chicago pizzas
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