What is your favorite food native to your region?

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  1. Mem

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    This moring I am having a really good Bagel from a Jewish Bagel shop where you can see the vats where they boil them in, before they bake them. They sell them fresh, but also frozen for $1 for 6.

    I'm in the Norteast of the U.S. (NJ) and a local favorite is Taylor Ham, egg and cheese on a hard roll.

    Speaking of hard rolls I heard a radio show where a guy who grew up in Florida never had a hard roll. only ate Wonder bread.

    Another lady when to a deli out west and when she asked for a hard roll, they thought she meant a stale roll. For those who dont know what a hard roll is, it is similar to a kaiser roll.

    Another favorite of mine is an Italina Hot dog. It is 1 or 2 fried hotdogs (sometimes grilled) with french fries on italian sub bread. But my favorite was in Newark at a place that didn't have a name (everyone called it Ma's) Older Italian women ran it and they had a pita shaped italian bread.
     
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    my fabvorites:
    barbequed spare ribs
    baked chicken
    black eyed peas
    cornbread
    hog maws
    chitterlings
    candied yams
    collard greens
     
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    Your's is based more on African American culture than a region. It is also food originally from down south.

    I had very good collard greens when I ate at a freinds house once. I bought Sylvia's canned collard greens but it was not good. It had an artifical burnt bacon flavor.

    As far as chitterlings and hog maws. I don't think I want to eat anything that may have had pig shit in it. (i'm thinking one of these is pig intestine)

    But I know you like to smell booty holes.
     
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    I had bagels for breakfast.
     
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    Sylvia's food has become so commercialized..btw she was bought out by the Japanese...
     
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    Baked or smoked salmon from my adopted Pacific Northwest.

    From my native California: the wines.
     
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    Fried chicken, fried pork chops, smothered pork chops, fried okra, collards, butter beans, shrimp and grits, bread pudding, egg custard pie, and sweet tea.
     
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    My own cooking. :biggrin1:
     
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    Crab cakes
    Cold blue crabs boiled in Beer and old bay seasoning
    Fried Oysters
    Seafood sub
     
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    Toast on a stick.
     
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    Shit in a Hole.
     
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    Is that really what you eat in Canadia? I guess when you've got the munchies...
     
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    Nothing like dessert when you got them munchies.
     
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    mem0101 you are gonna make me cry. While I have always loved Southern cuisine I think the reason I have lost 10 pounds since moving to Georgia in June is because I so miss my native New Jersey foods.

    Breakfast @ Wawa: buttered roll and a cup of coffee. A 16 oz cup of Wawa coffe costs $1. 18 and is light years better than Starbuck's or Dunkin Donuts. The only thing that comes close in so far as quality would be a fresh cup of Seattle's Best coffee.
    @ Jersey Freeze: pork roll, egg & cheese on a roll with OJ. their coffee is palatable but not so great.

    Lunch or Dinner
    Wawa - Italian Hoagie w/sweet peppers, oil, no vinegar, oregano & pepper. The only cheese that belongs on an Italian Hoagie is provolone, anything else is an abomination!

    Jersey Freeze The best hot dogs, burgers, chicken salad and their NY cheese cake ice cream with blueberry topping is enough to make you want to slap your momma. It's gotta be good Bruce Springsteen still makes pilgrimages to this Valhalla of shore food greatness with his wife and kids.

    Stewart's - Chili dog w/onions and mustard side of crinkle cut fries and a large frosty mug of rootbeer served in your car is all I have ever ordered their since I was about 10. I've heard all their food is good but thats what I eat. :tongue:

    Circus Drive In - Love their burgers, wing dings, spare ribs, BLT's prtty much everything I have ever had there is great.


    The secret to a good hoagie or cheesesteak is two-fold, quality meats and quality bread. I am partial to Boar's Head meats which I think are pretty much nation wide. Amoroso's bread is a Philadelphia and south Jersey institution. A hoagie can truly be made or broken by the bread. I have cancelled my order and left sandwich shops in the region upon finding out they didn't use Amoroso's bread. Yes, it really is that good. :smile:


    Seafood, fresh from the waters off the Jersey shore is a topic unto itself. I will post about that later. :smile:



     
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    I have seen Wawa stores on the interstate before, when driving up north, but have never stopped. The clown on the Circus Drive-In sign freaks me out. It just looks totally whacked!
     
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    That is because freddy krueger had to get a job between movies.


    I love shrimp and crab gumbo. mmmmmmm good
     
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    Mine are Funnell cakes and Southern BBQ
     
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    Wawa totally rocks. The delis I have been to have superior subs and sandwiches. Their coffee is awesome.
     
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    I don't think we have any unique breakfasts where I'm from, unless you count the Brew-Thru's!!!
     
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