+

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.

The United States of BBQ Sauce: A Comprehensive Guide to Regional Styles 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...
Layout:

BBQ Road Trip

d
by delight64 9 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 ...

Looking for a Pop/Soda Named Wink

estufarian
by estufarian 9 years ago

Can anybody help slake my thirst for information on the possible whereabouts of a pop/soda/soft drink branded as “Wink”? In Canada, this was last marketed as CPlus Wink, although it may exist in...

The Cherokee Chefs Bringing Back North America’s Lost Cuisine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 30 days ago

" . . . Barton wasn’t just learning about a few forgotten ingredients—she was rediscovering an entire food culture. When ancient Greeks and people around the Mediterranean were pressing olives into...

Chef Vivian Howard's 'Somewhere South' is culturally absorbing...

g
by gutreactions 2 months ago

Chef/restaurateur Vivian Howard takes us on a down-to-earth culinary tour of the South in her new series: 'Somewhere South', which airs on PBS stations. It is a nourishing history of cooking styles...

French Consumers Urged to Eat More Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Consumers in France have been spending more on staples and pre-packaged cheese during the COVID-19 crisis, and have shunned many traditional cheeses from smaller makers, according to the Ce...

Cashew Chicken in Springfield, Missouri

j
by Jim Leff 20 years ago

Just got off the phone with a talkative MCI operator who recommended a weird Chinese/Midwestern hybrid dish called "cashew chicken" you find in the environs of Springfield Missouri. It's deep fri...

Cincinnati - Historic Restaurants

jordanhamons
by jordanhamons 7 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...

Most popular take-out & delivery orders by state

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Uber Eats has experienced a more than 30% uptick in orders from independent restaurants since mid-March. French fries and crab rangoon are most popular with interesting differences between states. ...

Comparisons of some California Marmalades

Delucacheesemonger
by Delucacheesemonger 3 months ago

As l did with the fish sauces, l am going to compare five California marmalades. Unlike the sauces, this comparison was done by me alone, thus one sided to my taste but what can you do, The marmal...

Shepard's Pie/"Chinese Pie"

f
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 4 months 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

v
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?

g
by gutreactions 5 months 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?

prima
by prima 7 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!)

m
by madamsatsuma 6 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?

placidothecat
by placidothecat 11 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 7 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 7 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?

z
by zackly 7 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 7 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...