Favorite Local Foods

Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:35 pm

Haven`t had a Vernors ginger ale in years, just don`t see it around much anymore. Tom Tucker mint ginger ale was also a favorite, really good if you had an upset stomach.
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:57 pm

Duengeon master wrote:
Pork roll from Trenton, N.J. (pronounced (Tret en)



I got hooked on Taylor Pork when I lived on Long Island and in New Jersey 20 years ago. Every time I go back to visit the parents, I bring home 3 or 4 rolls. Fried up next to a couple eggs over easy and toast.....Oh man!

Chris
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:18 pm

My favorite local food is boiled LOBSTA. With just a little butta. :)
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: wlape3 On: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:01 pm

europachris wrote:
Duengeon master wrote:
Pork roll from Trenton, N.J. (pronounced (Tret en)



I got hooked on Taylor Pork when I lived on Long Island and in New Jersey 20 years ago. Every time I go back to visit the parents, I bring home 3 or 4 rolls. Fried up next to a couple eggs over easy and toast.....Oh man!

Chris


In the Philly area you can get it in a sandwich or as a side dish for breakfast.
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: wlape3 On: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:15 pm

Duengeon master wrote:If it doesn't have Cheese Whiz in it, then it is NOT a Philly cheese steak!


Only Pat's and maybe Geno's use cheese whiz and they don't have the best tasting cheese steaks in Philly anymore. A lot of places use american cheese slices and it doesn't have red gravy (tomato sauce) on it unless it's a pizza steak. When you get away from Philly towards Allentown and Reading the style changes over to having red sauce on it. I like it both ways.

By the way, if you want a really good Philly cheese steak you can find it at Jim's Steaks on South Street in Philly near Headhouse square. There are a lot of other places that make a decent cheese steak but Jim's has been very consistent over the years. Another decent place is Mike's Subs/Sandwiches on Niagara Falls Boulevard, just outside of Niagara Falls, NY (believe it or not).

How about Fried Pizza Dough? it's an upstate NY thing but it's really good either plain or with powdered sugar.
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: stockingfull On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:38 am

I see AA130 and lincoln talking about pork and kraut. My wife's a native German, "aus Frankfurt," and the New Year's tradition in her family is "Kasseler Rippchen," a smoked pork chop, with kraut, mashed potatoes and onions. Here's something similar:

http://www.germanfoodguide.com/recipes.cfm?recipe_number=150

She says it doubles as a hangover cure. :roll: I say it's a mild-smoked chop that's expensive, but well worth including on this list. See your friendly local German butcher.
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:59 am

I'm a pork and kraut guy too. My grandmother and mother used to make it but the pork chops weren't smoked. The secret to making kraut everyone will like is to put a little brown sugar or molasses in it to take the edge off. I like it straight with wurst or sweetened a little with everything else.

How about Black Cherry Wishniak soda? Not sure where this originated but I got hooked on it at my aunt's in Olyphant, PA and could find it most places around Reading and Philly.

I also remember picking up "local" soda brands like Nehi and ATreat at the beverage outlets in PA. Maybe it's just me but I thought their soda was as good as any of the national stuff.

In Philly area there was also Frank's soda. Don't know if it's still around or not.
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:17 am

i too make kraut. just canned 12 quarts. i also make my own pierogies and glumpki from scratch (my last name ends in ski). lots of cabbage, potatoes, and muck onions, all which i love. our town literally has more cows than people, love my milk, right from the tank. and, of course being so close to buffalo, gimmie my wings and a beer
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: GeorgiePorgie On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:39 am

Stuffed grape leaves , I found this great restaurant in Stroudsburg called Cedars it's an A Plus Lebanese food .

Fresh Kibbeh , made with raw lamb or beef meat ! but good luck finding someone who knows how to prepare it.
You guys don't know what you are missing !

Another raw meat Gourmet : raw liver from a fresh Kill,whether deer , beef or lamb, but it's an acquired taste and not healthy for diabetics.

Smoked Salmon .
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:48 am

GeorgiePorgie wrote: Another raw meat Gourmet : raw liver from a fresh Kill,whether deer , beef or lamb, but it's an acquired taste and not healthy for diabetics.

Smoked Salmon .


and i thought us polish were wierd
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: GeorgiePorgie On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:56 am

Polish ? Forget it !

This country was discovered because European people went looking for spices, originally used to preserve the food, but not necessarily spice it up !

Of course no one knows how to use spices better than middle easterns .
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:38 am

oh i forgot all about the A-Treat.......i drink lots of it. root beer, birch beer, sarsparilla.......oh and if you guys can ever find it, kutztown birch beer the best! real hard to find tho.......dietricks meats on 78 in krumsville had it last time i was there.
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:48 am

GeorgiePorgie wrote:Stuffed grape leaves , I found this great restaurant in Stroudsburg called Cedars it's an A Plus Lebanese food .

Fresh Kibbeh , made with raw lamb or beef meat ! but good luck finding someone who knows how to prepare it.
You guys don't know what you are missing !

Another raw meat Gourmet : raw liver from a fresh Kill,whether deer , beef or lamb, but it's an acquired taste and not healthy for diabetics.

Smoked Salmon .


You are so lucky to have a great Lebanese restaurant nearby. A good friend of mine is from Lebanon and he introduced me to kibbeh, baba ganoush, gyros, and ouzo. Nothing like drinking ouzo with ice while eating Lebanese food. I was never able to get raw kibbeh though. When I would ask they would tell me the lamb was not fresh enough. A valid reason according to my friend.

Never had raw liver but I did have goose liver that was nearly raw, just seared in the pan. It was absolutely delicious.

Lox and bagels with onions, cream cheese, and capers....mmmmmmmm :drool: :love:
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:00 am

lincolnmania wrote:oh i forgot all about the A-Treat.......i drink lots of it. root beer, birch beer, sarsparilla.......oh and if you guys can ever find it, kutztown birch beer the best! real hard to find tho.......dietricks meats on 78 in krumsville had it last time i was there.


You can find Kutztown sodas in some delis and specialty shops. I can even buy it here in NY. By the way, there is supposed to be an old time butchers shop in Krumsville that makes their own birch beer with small bits of birch bark still in it. I think Dietricks is too big an operation to be the one I've been told about but maybe not.
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Re: Favorite Local Foods

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:04 am

Just noticed this thread....
Lebnese & Mid Eastern food is delicious....
Philly cheese steaks, soft pretzels & scrapple are always on my diet....tasty cakes aren't too shabby either....
But.....you guys haven't lived until you've had pizza from the "Pizza capitol of the World".....Old Forge, PA
:beer: great with or without beer....
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