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post #41 of 87
Fun topic!

I live in the Salad Bowl Capital of the World... so we are known mainly for lettuce and if you look at the lettuce from your grocery store, it's probably from my town.... Salinas, CA

My neighbor towns include:
Castroville ... Artichokes
Watsonville... Strawberries
Greenfield.... Broccoli
Gilroy.... Garlic

And the artichoke festival is this weekend and hopefully I'll be able to make it!
post #42 of 87
Pepperoni rolls!
post #43 of 87
Springfield Style Cashew Chicken.
We have a bazillion chinese take out places here and they all serve cashew chicken. It is pieces of battered and deep fried chicken covered in a yummy sauce and topped with cashews and green onions with fried rice on the side. The sauce is like a chicken gravy with oyster sauce and/or soy sauce.
I haven't seen it anywhere else in the country.
post #44 of 87
Sourdough Bread
post #45 of 87
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I never heard it called Loco Moco, only plate lunch when I lived there. I couldn't bring myself to try it. I also remember the spam and rice wrapped in seaweed. You could buy it at convenience stores.
post #46 of 87
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My oldest son LOVES loco moco.... :

me not so much......
post #47 of 87
Coffee and doughnuts.

My city is home of the first Tim Hortons and has the most Tim Hortons per capita of any city.
post #48 of 87
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I never heard it called Loco Moco, only plate lunch when I lived there. I couldn't bring myself to try it. I also remember the spam and rice wrapped in seaweed. You could buy it at convenience stores.
The plate lunch is many things. The loco moco is the digusting pile of rice, meat, egg and gravy all in one. And it's always brown gravy that I'm sure comes from a mix. The spam grosses me out as well, but one of these days we're going to go to the Spam festival just for grins. I'll be sure and pack a lunch before I go.
post #49 of 87
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I'm from montreal quebec and it's known for Poutine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine
Essentially, french fries topped with cheese curds and covered in gravy.
It may sound strange but it's SO GOOD.
My daughter just had to do a research report on one of her heritages and she chose French Canadian. She put a big picture of Poutine on her poster, lol. But she made GRANDPÈRES. Overload on the maple syrup but very yummy,lol. She made me promise I would take her to Quebeq to try Poutine one day, lol.
post #50 of 87
I always thought of poutine as a general Quebec thing. When I think MOntreal, I think smoked meat. Damn it. Now I am salivating.
post #51 of 87
I live on the Jersey Shore, and I suppose we are best known for our "steamers" which are steamed clams. I used to love them, but ever since I had my DD 3 years ago they make sick.
post #52 of 87
Schwebel's Bread the nastiest, pastiest white bread there is. Hooray for Youngstown Ohio's bread. We live less than a mile from the main bakery, and when I was little my grandmother would take me to their outlet store across the street and we'd buy a loaf of the old bread and go feed it to the geese at the park

Italian-American foods are big here as well, strong Italian influence here. When you go to the Canfield Fair most of the vendors are serving baked ziti, briar hill pizza, stromboli rolls, and my favorite cavatelli and meatballs with garlic bread : DH thinks I'm nuts when I get the cavatelli at the fair- who wants to eat this huge steaming bowl of hot pasta on a 90 degree August day? I DO!!!!!!
post #53 of 87
Crawfish, Cajun food, Creole cooking, seafood. Can you guess where I'm from?
post #54 of 87
We've got Bare Naked Granola and Sobe in my town..We just lost Pepperridge Farm (it was right in my backyard...and the smell of the bread baking everyday was a deadly temptation!)

But I guess we're best known for oysters though
post #55 of 87
Sacramento, CA. Mostly rice around here (Lundberg is the big national brand that is local), but we live near Lodi (wine, grapes, and the home of A&W Root Beer), Stockton (asparagus), and Galt (strawberries). Lots of tomatoes, stone fruit, and olives locally, too.

But really, central California is incredibly diverse. The only things I can't get locally grown are legumes, oats, tropicals, and wheat with a suitable gluten content for bread-making. Wheat doesn't grow well, and legumes aren't profitable enough with our land prices. Our farmer's market has staggering variety of fruits and veggies year-round.
post #56 of 87
Mississippi fried catfish... make that fried anything.
Also, crawfish, sweet potatoes, hot tamales, caramel cake
post #57 of 87
Southeastern Iowa.

Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches.
Tenderloin Sandwiches in Iowa
post #58 of 87
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Beer, brats, and cheese. The Milwaukee Trinity.


We're known for Vernor's (generally) and Zingerman's, specifically.
post #59 of 87
Bardstown, Kentucky
Bourbon Capital of the World! Woohoooo!
Over 90% of the world's bourbon is made in Kentucky. Most of that in teeny tiny Bardstown!
post #60 of 87
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Originally Posted by 2xshy View Post
I'm from montreal quebec and it's known for Poutine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine
Essentially, french fries topped with cheese curds and covered in gravy.
It may sound strange but it's SO GOOD.
I : poutine, or at least the bastardized Americanized version of it I've had here.

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Gilroy.... Garlic

And the artichoke festival is this weekend and hopefully I'll be able to make it!
have seen the Gilroy Garlic Fest on the food network. Artichoke festival -- that's right up my alley! I love artichokes!

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Crawfish, Cajun food, Creole cooking, seafood. Can you guess where I'm from?
Oregon?

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Bardstown, Kentucky
Bourbon Capital of the World! Woohoooo!
Over 90% of the world's bourbon is made in Kentucky.
OK, I am going to start my MDC World Food Hometown Tour with you! Can I crash on your couch?
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