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    Default Unique, original hometown or regional foods or drinks

    Anyone have any unique regional foods in their area? I guess I am thinking along the lines of Cincinnati's chili, Phillies cheese-steak sandwich, Chicago pan pizza, Toledo's Tony Packer Hungarian hot dogs...are there any others that are unique/originated in your town/area?
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    Yorkshire Puddings, mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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    NOPPE(Niigata)

    Noppe is a typical local dish of Niigata Prefecture. The ingredients consist of many kinds of root vegetables. We can say that it is a very healthy food.
    <The most common vegetable mix> Radish, carrot, taro, lotus root, Konnyaku, and shiitake-mushroom.
    <Other ingredients> Bamboo shoot, steamed fish paste and dried scallops for dashi stock soup.
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    Boiled peanuts! In the deep south, you can buy them everywhere.The rest of the country,forgetaboutit. Green peanuts are boiled in heavily salted water & put in little bags. I crave them! The closest you can get is Kung Pao Veggies,to me. Little too crunchy,but the flavor is there.
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    I discovered when I moved to SC that boiled peanuts are very big here. I also hear a lot of talk about shrimp grits. Have never tried them.

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    Beer nuggets are our thing. No one outside of this town even knows what they are and people who move away often come back just to get some- and they aren't even that special! It's basically beer battered bite size pieces of dough deep fried and served with pizza sauce and cheese sauce. You can also get them with different flavors like garlic parmesan and cinnamon sugar (no sauce with those for obvious reasons ).

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    Steamed blue crabs with Old Bay Seasoning. That's what Maryland is famous for. Also, crab cakes and fried chicken. On the Eastern Shore of Maryland they have these cakes called Smith Island cakes that are really good. They are layer cakes that consist of 10 really thin layers and they have delicious icing.

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    Oh my lawd!!! I want to try everyone of these right now!
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    Ok...I think Quebec is famous for Poutine, which is french fries with gravy and cheese....
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    I think there's been a variation of this thread before but it's time for another one...Nanaimo bars are famous in BC because they were invented in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. BC is also famous for its salmon, especially cedar plank smoked salmon. My brain is dead and I can't think of anything else right now.
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    ^^Thank you BC for the good salmon. I love salmon The cedar plank salmon is becoming popular in the restaurants down this way.

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    Poutine

    Guedille which is basically either a chicken, egg or seafood salad in a grilled hot-dog bun and fries.

    Tourtiere: deep dish pie with cubes of beef, veal, pork and potatoes.

    Cretons: a meat spread. It is made of ground pork, onions and spices.

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    Sugar or maple syrup pie

    Sucre à la crème (like fudge but with brown sugar instead of cocoa)

    Ragout de pattes de cochon: This sounds gross but it's actually quite good. You take part of pig's leg and boil it with vegetables to make a broth, then you add meatballs made of pork and to finish you thicken the broth with grilled flour to make the sauce. Serve with boiled potatoes and beets. Yum!

    Bouilli: Potatoes, green beans, carrots, cabbage, corn, turnip and cubes of beef cooked for several hours in beef broth
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    I still miss the food in Quebec and I haven't lived there in more than 20 years. But I am going to Montreal in late spring and plan to hit all my old faves like Schwartz's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDayButToday View Post
    Beer nuggets are our thing. No one outside of this town even knows what they are and people who move away often come back just to get some- and they aren't even that special! It's basically beer battered bite size pieces of dough deep fried and served with pizza sauce and cheese sauce. You can also get them with different flavors like garlic parmesan and cinnamon sugar (no sauce with those for obvious reasons ).
    NoDay, those sound like heaven to a carboholic such as myself. OMG!

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    hot tamales this town acts like they invented them we actually have a festival i think the damn things are nasty and don't eat em. I also live close to Natchitoches which is famous for it's meat pies(also think they are nasty) lol.
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