(Closed) Regular food for you, local delicacy to someone else

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 62
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Bumble bee

We also have really good east indian food here. And I always miss Tim Hortens when I am out of the country too!

Post # 63
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Salmon jerky, well salmon in general, Marion berries!(These are AMAZING), filberts (aka hazelnuts my parents live on a filberts farm) tillamook cheese (I was shocked to find out this was not all over I refuse to eat any other kind of cheddar)

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@Genuine513:  I’m southern so sweet tea is like crack to me.  I had no idea that anyone north of Virginia drank it.  Is Canadian sweet tea like southern sweet tea or is there something special about it. 

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

OK midwesterners, don’t hate me but….PIZZA. I grew up in the NYC-suburbs and I love NY-style pizza and honestly, living in Chicago has been hell for this reason. Deep-dish should just be considered a completely different food.  I have tried every place that claims to make NY pizza out here and it is just awful and not even close to the right thing…and I’m just not sure why!!!!

Post # 66
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

After living in the Netherlands I miss real marzipan.  I could live off the stuff and the ones carried by the import stores here are just sooo not the same.  

Also, I grew up in Belarus/Russia and the ice cream we had there is just unparalled. It’s definitely all in the milk quality.  The milk is so much better there making the ice cream, (especiall plain vanilla), so good.  Oh and as stereotypical as it sounds, my family and I have caviar almost once a week.  We love the stuff.  It’s very common in Russian cuisine but it’s considered such a delicacy here in the US.

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@mightywombat:  My DH went to RIT and blabbers on and on about how much he desperately wants a garbage plate 

Post # 69
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Bumble bee

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@Sugaree:  Our “iced tea” is basically Brisk or Nestea, there are other brand names but those are the main ones. None of it is actually made of tea leaves, basically a Non-carbonated soft drink but you can get it in powder form too. I remember being in california last year, having to clarify if it was Nestea or Cold tea with Sugar everytime I ordered haha.

This stuff is a household staple for us lol

 

Post # 70
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I miss dunkin donuts coffee.. even though it wasn’t that abundant where I grew up.. it was still close by. Down here I think there’s one about 20 min away 🙁 Old Bay seasoning on food. Don’t get me wrong, cajun spice is good.. but nothing can compare to old bay.. people look at me funny down here for wanting to sprinkle it on my food.

Post # 71
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Treejewel19:  I grew up in New Mexico and now live in Texas and the first couple of months were HELL without my Hatch Green Chile. We recently found out that HEB sells it roasted in the fall, and Wal-Mart carries it frozen year-round. The frozen is still not quite right but it’ll have to do.

I can’t even imagine what we’ll have to do for Green Chile when we move to the Pacific Northwest.

Post # 72
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@Genuine513:  I know what you’re talking about.That’s funny.  We ask if they use that so we can avoid it.  You see it here occasionally, but much less now that Milo’s has started bottling their tea more.

Post # 73
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@ms. headphone:  Where are you moving in the PNW? I know we can get green chiles at a lot of the little mexican produce shops. 

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@MsPanda:  We’re hoping to move to either Seattle or Portland in the next couple of years…I have a friend from high school who’s living in Seattle that says that she can’t find green chile anywhere. NM chile looks like an Anaheim Pepper (big and green), but is a LOT hotter Smile

Post # 75
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Treejewel19:  fastnachts are doughnuts made with mashed potatoes, eaten before lent for fat tuesday/fastnacht day? its a pennsylvania dutch thing

blackbottom cupcakes are devil’s food cupcakes with a cheesecake center and chocolate chips. like a cheesecake brownie but made with cake

scrapple is a hard sell if you didn’t grow up on it, my neighbor made it with beef chopped into tiny scraps, mixed with peppery spices and cornmeal mush, refrigerated, then sliced and fried. often it is made with less savory ingredients!

Post # 76
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@StL.Ashley:  I know the toasted ravioli is a St. Louis thing, but for the life of me I don’t get it! They are so damn disgusting lol.

Sweet tea is also disgusting! I never had to specify until I moved to Southern Illinois that I wanted unsweetened tea…

I really can’t think of specific delicacies from here that I just have to have.  I do miss Portillo’s from home, and a real, true, Chicago style deep dish pizza.  Pizza down here sucks!

Haha, I’m clearly a transplant to my current location.

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