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Need PA-centric foods for my new book

LewBryson | Apr 30, 200908:55 AM

Hi, folks, looking for some help. I'm writing a 4th edition of my guidebook, Pennsylvania Breweries. In the 3rd edition I added a Pennsylvania Regional Foods section that had cheesesteaks, cup cheese, Boilo, landjaegers, Old Forge pizza, bumbleberry pie, and the Primanti Bros. sandwich. I also had brief mentions of hoagies, soft pretzels, scrapple, Tastykakes, shoofly pie, apple schnitz, local chips and pretzels, chicken pot pie, red beet eggs, hot dogs (with the meat sauce that goes by a variety of names), and Pittsburgh fried fish sandwiches.

Now... what I'm looking for are other Pennsylvania regional foods I didn't list, the Pennsylvania equivalent of New York's spiedies or beef on weck, or DC's half-smokes, or New Jersey's salt water taffy and pork roll. Really Pennsylvania stuff, not a Pennsylvania restaurant that makes really good barbecue, for example. One that comes to mind -- and I can't believe I missed it -- is Lebanon bologna, definitely going in the new book. But I know I must have missed some stuff. I'm particularly interested in foods from the center and northwest part of the state, don't have many of those.

Can you help me out? Thanks!

Lew Bryson

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