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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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Shepard's Pie/"Chinese Pie"

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by fladd 17 years ago

Here in Central and Southern New Hampshire, the local name for shepard's pie is "Chinese Pie" Does anyone have any idea why? I've asked at cooks and waitresses at diners and lunch ladies at school ...

The spy who loved tahini: risking everything for the perfect sesame paste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 30 days ago

"A prize so valuable that a lieutenant colonel sent an agent on not just one mission to secure it, but two. The item? A box of tahini. An agent from Israel’s military intelligence service was taske...

Seeking the REAL "Brooklyn Style" Cannoli Recipe

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by vtheory 10 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...

Do you use goldbelly.com?

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

It is a website that will deliver your favorite cravings from around the country right to your door. It might be a dish you discovered on a road trip, or some exotic item you heard about on Diners,...

What new dishes or foods did you try this year?

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by prima 4 months ago

This year, I tried spam musubi, loco moco, saimin, Lahaina fried soup https://medium.com/spiralbound/remembering-lahaina-fried-soup-7814184d6f8f poi, chicken long rice https://www.foodla...

What to Eat in Sydney (I've got at least a week!)

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by madamsatsuma 3 months ago

Hello! I'll be in Sydney for a decent stretch, a week or maybe more. I've never been before, and I'll be with a lot of locals, but I'm curious about food items at specific places that anyone thinks...

Olive and Cream Cheese Sandwiches a Baltimore Only Treat?

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by placidothecat 10 years ago

My grandma used to make them for me, and I see them on the menu at some old school style delis downtown. My question: is this culinary delight a local Baltimore phenom, or is it more widespread?

Tiwa Kitchen | Taos, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

One final stop in Taos after checking out of Casa Benavides https://www.chowhound.com/post/casa-benavides-bb-taos-mexico-1087618 , I circled back to Tiwa Kitchen for lunch. I had spotted it on my e...

Zuly's Cafe | Dixon, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

From my tour of Abiquiú https://www.chowhound.com/post/abiquiu-ghost-ranch-bodes-general-store-flourchilds-bakery-1087428 , I took the low road toward Taos. And rushed to get to Zuly's Cafe in Dixo...

Holiday Food Gifts For A Dominican Republic Family?

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by zackly 4 months ago

I want to gift a family from the Dominican Republic a food gift for the holidays. I plan to give it to them this weekend (December 7-8) so it needs some shelf life. Are there any particular sweets ...

Cyprus farmers warn of halloumi shortages over EU protection plans

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Enjoy your saganaki now. " . . . On one side is the Cypriot government, which is pushing for the island’s rubbery 'white gold' to be given an EU badge of authenticity known as Protected Designa...

Breakfast @ La Cocina | Espanola - New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Very early morning, I left my Santa Fe hosts https://www.chowhound.com/post/enchanted-cherry-santa-fe-cider-works-1086920 for a side excursion to Colorado via Abiquiú and Taos. I stopped en route i...

The ESSENCE of French Sauces

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by GTJ 6 months ago

My object: introduce myself formally, and a little rigorously, to *the French canon* to use Charlie's term. The more that I look into the question, the more certain I am of my general inexperience....

BBQ Road Trip

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by delight64 6 months ago

Howdy Hounds I am taking my 18yo son on a BBQ road trip of the Deep South ( Austin, Memphis, various smaller cities in Mississippi and ending up in NOLA ) As we are from Melbourne Australia ...

A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Today, October 12, is National Farmers Day. Unusual for me on a Saturday, I didn't make it to my local farmers market. In truth, I didn't even leave the house. However, the first thing I read this ...

Yucatecan restaurants in Portland

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by Mr Taster 7 months ago

Hello 'hounds I've begun freelancing for our local paper, The Oregonian. I did a deep dive into our city's Yucatecan community, and my story published online yesterday. Let me know what you ...

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, Rhinebeck, Sept. 7-8...

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

Fall harvest festivals are coming up fast. Among them is the annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Sounds like a good reason to travel...

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

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by watermap 11 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...

Meet the remarkable Fu Pei-mei

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months 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 9 months 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...