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

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Post # 92
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@Sugaree:  The search for Community Coffee here has driven me crazy. I heard Target carries it, I go… They’re out. I FINALLY get a bag and I run through it, go back and they’re out again. I’ll have to add king cakes because Mardi Gras isn’t celebrated here, either 🙁 Baums Bakery in Baton Rouge ships, so this year I may just pay for it to be shipped during carnival instead of relying on the Kroger here. It was awful!

Post # 93
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@vorpalette:  I’m with you. I may have grown up in Texas, but I hate sweet tea. Bleh! You can’t even taste the flavor the tea for all the sugar!

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  • Wedding: January 2013

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@Mrs_Amanda:  Funny enough, for all the things they don’t carry, the local Winn-Dixie does have king cakes.  They kind of suck and don’t have the baby Jesus inside, but it’s better than nothing I suppose.  I usually make my own if the need arises.  I have a bag of plastic babies that I bought just before I moved back home. 

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@Sugaree:  I was just saying to DH that I would make them this year and he goes , “where around here can you find tiny baby Jesus’?!” I may have to pick up a bag. How creepy– I hope our house is never searched haha. 

Post # 96
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In the Midwest we have such good produce. Sweet corn on the cob, Wisconsin cheese, delicious apples in the fall….I love it! But we don’t seem to have any regional specialties I can think of? Just really good food. 

Post # 97
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

LOL @ this tiny plastic baby Jesus talk. I’ve never had a king cake but I guess it’s similar to the French version which usually has a feve (little trinket) inside. 

Post # 98
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  • Wedding: January 2013

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@Mrs_Amanda:  They are kind of bizarre when taken out of context I suppose.  I’ve seen it done with a dry bean, but there’s just something not right about that.

Post # 99
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@Ms. Martian:  Yeah, it’s baked into the cake and whoever gets the slice with the baby Jesus has to bring the king cake to the next party.

Post # 100
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Sugaree:  So it’s the same idea just that the French use any sort of little ceramic trinket and not necessarily a baby Jesus. 

Post # 101
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@Ms. Martian:  I’m not actually familiar with the French custom.  Is it only done during Carnival?

Post # 102
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Sugaree:  The galette des rois (king cake) is available in the month of January but is typically supposed to be served on the epiphany (January 6th). It’s puff pastry with almond cream in the middle and comes with a crown. The king cake you know comes from this same tradition 🙂 

The wiki article has more, including the silly tradition of getting youngest person under the table. It’s fine when there’s a kid but a small kitchen table & pretty much all adults is kind of hilarious. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake

Post # 103
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hmm, Kansas City doesn’t have anything I care about; im a vegetarian and don’t eat BBQ.

I lived in Florida for fourish years and miss Publix subs, really Publix brand anything, and Cuban food (black beans, rice, yucca, plantains!!!).

I used to get snacks from where my parents grew up. From Colombia, I miss pollo chips, Jet chocolate, plantain chips, mandarina Popsicles, and manzana soda. From Israel, I miss Bissli and their chocolate bars!

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@Ms. Martian:  That was an interesting read! My personal favorite is the ” bronzed” baby Jesus. The flesh colored ones kind of freak me out a bit!

 

Post # 105
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Everytime I go to Canada I make sure I eat muffins for breakfast. I love muffins but they are not as nearly as popular as they are in Canada. You can get muffins at McDonalds!

Post # 106
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

oh gosh, tex-mex.  All of it.  I moved up to Massachusetts for a while in high school and was devestated.  I missed my chilli con queso dip, my cheese enchilladas, and having rice and beans with everything!  With fresh flour tortillas.  mmm

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