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Regional Foods

Discuss unique regional foods with Chowhounds--things like breakfast tacos in Texas, Cincinnati chili, Maryland blue crabs, Chicago-style pizza, Minnesota hotdish, and more.

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of BBQ sauce across the country. Let's take a look at the differences among them, from the obvious (white...
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Meet the remarkable Fu Pei-mei

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 hours ago

" . . . Before Martin Yan wisecracked his way into the hearts of PBS viewers in the early ’80s, and long before Ming Tsai spread the gospel of East Meets West cooking on the Food Network, there was...

New Orleans style gumbo?

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by Yankee00 8 days ago

I realize that everyone has their own flavors and tastes, but I had Gumbo in New Orleans multiple years ago and it was the best I have had. I recall it having a brown base and full of flavor. Mos...

Whatever Happened to Portland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"The Eater Guide to the Pacific Northwest" dropped last week, https://www.eater.com/pacific-northwest-restaurants-portland-seattle . Meghan McCarron penned a nuanced look at the current eating scen...

Regional hot dogs

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by kdibble 2 months ago

What are some good hot dogs brands around the country. In Hartford we had grote & weigel and i really like them. We also had Hummels out of new haven. I don't mean a hot dog stand. I mean the brand...

Food, restaurants, local cuisine in Namur (Belgium)/Ardennes (France)?

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by watermap 2 months ago

Group of cousins/partners renting a house in Province de Namur (Belgium) July 2019. Requesting locals/travelers' favorites/recommendations for restaurants, food, local cuisine, wineries, breweri...

Cincinnati - Historic Restaurants

jordanhamons
by jordanhamons 6 years ago

I'm finishing up my final semester at UC and I'm currently working on a project about the history of Cincinnati restaurants and our local specialities. I am planning on including the history of...

Dawn of the slow chicken?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" ... Big names in chicken are backing this movement, including Perdue Farms, the fourth-largest poultry producer in the U.S. In fact, more than 90 producers, food-service corporations, fast-food c...

American Indian Traditional Foods In USDA School Meals Programs: A Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkit

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Sharing this announcement: Greetings, The American Indian Traditional Foods In USDA School Meals Programs: A Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkit is a new resource to help source, menu, credit, a...

Cherokee Nation Seed Bank online distribution begins Feb. 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

“The native plants are just as much, or even a little bit more so, a part of Cherokee culture than are the crops. The native plants are harder to produce as we have to try and replicate an environm...

Good paczki by mail order?

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by PenskeFan 7 years ago

OK, so good mail-order paczki might be an oxymoron, but I am hoping it isn't. Last year I had resolved to get some, then it turned out I was going to be Up North in a place with lots of local ch...

Good food in Fairfax and Washington

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by ioana503 8 months ago

Hello all. I will be in Fairfax, VA, for a few days at the beginning of December and I should be able to spend a day in DC too. I don't drive, so I will not be able to go too far our of the way, bu...

Seeking the REAL "Brooklyn Style" Cannoli Recipe

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by vtheory 9 years ago

I have a serious Cannoli recipe problem, which I've been unable to resolve for several years. As many cannoli-philes have probably figured out, none of the recipes posted online or on this forum a...

Yuengling Beer: Why not west of the Mississippi?

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by seefoo 10 months ago

met a new friend. he drove out from Florida and met us at "elk-camp". i peeked into his RV and saw Yuengling beer. i've never tried it. my brother loves the stuff. me? it is kinda sweet for ...

What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention

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by USMS 10 months ago

What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention returns for a 13th year in Somerville! This zany and fun-filled festival honors the invention of Marshmallow Fluff by Archibald Query in Somervil...

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2018, Sept. 8 & 9...

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by gutreactions 11 months ago

It's time for seasonal harvest festivals all around the metro area. One of the biggest is coming up again: Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest will take place in Rhinebeck, N.Y. at the Dutchess County F...

Jimmies vs. Sprinkles: Why Philly fights over what we call an ice cream topping

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Posting this photo of a frozen custard cone with sprinkles on my personal fb page set off the jimmie vs sprinkles debate among my friends. https://www.chowhound.com/post/top-roast-beef-mission-di...

Regional Noma-style restaurants?

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by snicmhuilean 11 months ago

I've been watching the Noma episode of Parts Unknown (RIP Anthony Bourdain) and I've been wondering if there are any restaurants that have adopted the ultralocal, foraged, wild approach to cuisine....

Where can I find Japanese "Umi Budo" (Sea Grapes)?

tokyotower
by tokyotower 1 year ago

Do you know of any restaurants or grocery stores in NYC that serves/sells Umi Budo (Japanese sea grape seaweed!) It's an Okinawan delicacy and I want to try it! If you have had it, do you love or h...

Hakone food recommendations

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by jessnutella 1 year ago

Hi, I did a search on must eats in Hakone only to find an unanswered post. Does anyone have recommendations? Does anyone know how long to roughly spend at Hakone Yumoto station trying the sn...

Home, and what to hoard as a Texpat?

shanagain
by shanagain 4 years ago

So we may be leaving Texas. I was born in Abilene, lived in Round Rock when it was still its own little town, grew up wandering limestone creeks and the Aquafest while Willie played in the backgrou...