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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.

What Is the Difference Between a Chicago Dog and a Regular Hot Dog?

Prime hot dog season may be over, but there's no law that says they can only be enjoyed in summer. And the classic Chicago dog is hefty enough to be a great tailgating main course. But what exactly...
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What new dishes or foods did you try this year?

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by prima 2 years 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...

Stanley Tucci 'Searching for Italy' is delicious...

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by gutreactions 11 months ago

Watched an episode of actor/culinary enthusiast Stanley Tucci Searching for Italy on CNN and it was mouthwatering all the way thru. His visit to Rome included preparation of 'vera' Carbonara, and A...

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

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by gutreactions 1 year 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...

Time for the Tlingit Potato

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Wondering if those in northern climes have grown this potato. Or even tasted one. And if not, this is a fascinating read. “When we eat a Tlingit potato,” he says, “we share a meal with those who...

Smithsonian: "Reign of Terroir" essay on Roquefort

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Roquefort is the roi des fromages, the king of cheeses, Diderot and d’Alembert, heroes of the French Enlightenment, said in the late 18th century. It sits high up in the culinary pantheon o...

Corundas Michoacanas and Pambazos | El Encanto Restaurant in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

El Encanto Restaurant is the new kid in town that took over long-timer El Oaxaqeño's site. I had a chance to try it for the first time on Día de Muertos when it had been open for a month. Things lo...

'Gastro Obscura': loaded with fascinating culinary trivia...

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

Just watched Good Morning America as the co-author of this new book: Gastro Obscura, takes us thru an extraordinary global culinary safari. A compendium of facts and trivia about the world of food ...

Bountiful Harvest... of plastics

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by cteavin 9 months ago

In Japan this is a normal grocery shopping experience: Each and every item is wrapped in plastic. What's the plastic situation in your grocery stores and supermarkets? (I'm not trying to bash a...

1/30 Piroshky Piroshky Bakery Pop-up in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Piroshky Piroshky Bakery from Pike Place in Seattle will be popping-up to deliver pre-orders to San Francisco on January 30, 1pm to 3pm. Deadline to pre-order is January 28, 2pm. Would love to h...

Cincinnati - Historic Restaurants

jordanhamons
by jordanhamons 9 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...

Vegetable crop planting uncertainties

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The latest shutdown order doesn't have an expiration date, leading Shaw to predict depressed markets could last into August, as restaurants don't know when they'll be able to resume indoor ...

Cashew Chicken in Springfield, Missouri

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by Jim Leff 21 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...

BBQ Road Trip

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by delight64 2 years 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 10 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 1 year 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...

French Consumers Urged to Eat More Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Most popular take-out & delivery orders by state

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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 2 years 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"

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by fladd 19 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 2 years 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...