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

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 107
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Pizza, bagels, authentic Chinese food.

Post # 108
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

All Wegmans items! seriously, for being the store brand, all of their stuff is awesome!

Post # 109
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

…I miss sushi. I could eat real Californian sushi for my life and die happy. They have really simple rolls here, but no crunchy rolls, catipillar rolls, nothing creative. *sigh*

Otherwise, I really can’t complain…the cheese, duck, real fruit, pain au chocolates and fresh bread on every corner, real expressos, the list goes on and on… Yeah, food wise I think it will be a lot harder living in the US, we are really spoiled in France (guess I would just have to eat sushi every single day, which would be ok…). 

Post # 110
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m from SC and there is nothing like mustard based BBQ sauce.  I can tolerate the ketchup based kind, but mustard is where it’s at!  Also, good sweet tea.  It has to be steeped and then the sugar added when it’s hot.  None of this instant tea crap!

Post # 111
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@SpecialSundae:  agreed!  that and cheese grits… mmm.

Post # 112
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Cider.  I’m a westcountry girl born and bred and it really really saddens me when people think that Bulmer’s is proper cider.  Or Strongbow.  Or most of the other commercial ciders.  Luckily the pub down the road always has fantastic draught cider as we’re only just over the border from Somerset Laughing

Post # 113
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@clumsylawyer:  Come to Australia we have strongbow here and I couldn’t tell the difference between ours and yours 🙂

When I ate meat- meat pies and sausage rolls and now I miss potato cakes/scallops when overseas.

Also Thai food in Thailand- I have only ever found one restaurant outside of Thailand that comes close!

Post # 114
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@MrsZippyMouse:  Mmmmm, cheese grits!!!  I just had some this morning.  Has to be the kind you cook on the stove.  Instant grits don’t cut it.  🙂

Post # 115
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This thread is making me so hungry!

I’m from New York, and finding NY style pizza outside of NY is ridiculous. I lived in Philly for college and never found what I consider good pizza there. But I would give anything for a real Philly Cheesesteak up here!

Also I really miss living in a city with a real Chinatown…I now live in central NY and I can’t get good chinese food to save my life. Or Greek food. Or Mexican. Or anything really ethnic, everything is a knock off here.

It’s also hard to get good seafood this far inland, which is irritating. I miss amazing sushi! I can still get it here but it’s only okay.

I’ve spent a lot of time in North Carolina too, and nothing compare to North Carlina barbeque! I would die for some NC ribs right now. They are cooked for so long the meat just slides off the bone! MMMMm. And hushpuppies! They are amazing!

 

Post # 116
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

OMG, how could I forget? Boiled peanuts!!!!  People up here (Maryland) are like-what the heck is a boiled peanut?!  

Post # 118
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh and another thing! As a native New Yorker, nothing beats upstate NY apples! They just don’t compare anywhere else!

Post # 119
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@BoiledPNut:  Exactly!  Good grits are cooked low and slow.  I had cousins visiting from Canada and they thought boiled peanuts were so weird until they tried some.  They love them now.

Post # 120
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I live in Ohio so I don’t really feel like we have any specialty foods here haha. I mean there are some specific stores I would miss if I moved (Adriatico’s pizza, Jeni’s ice cream, cameron mitchell restaurants, etc). But I think we generally have pretty much the same stuff you can find anywhere else in america.

Post # 121
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I miss legit seafood after we moved (we are from an island in FL where shrimping is one of the primary industries… yummm)

But we still live in the South, so we still have my favorite regional staples like shrimp n grits, sweet tea, and some killer BBQ. Bama actually has more BBQ variety (white, NC style) than FL, so we’re having fun exploring!

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