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Old 09-12-2006, 12:09 PM   #61
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California is a bit hard to pin down because of it's size and diversity, both as to ethnicity and climate, but a couple of very typical California dishes come to mind:

Guacamole
Olives
Coippino
Abalone
Sourdough bread
Santa Maria BBQ
Zinfandel
Boysenberry Pie
Just about any kind of fresh fruit or vegetable you can think of.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:19 PM   #62
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Idaho would be The Idaho Spud Bar.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:51 PM   #63
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California = great Mexican food!!!

and fresh foods.
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:06 PM   #64
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North Carolina has it's pulled pork with vinegar bbq suace and coleslaw.
Texas is def. where the beef brisket bbq is at as well as the earlier mentioned tex-mex.
Folks in Missouri eat a lot of fried pork tenderloin sandwiches. yummy!
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:27 PM   #65
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north carolina is quite complex:

On the east coast, the dominant ingredients in the sauce are vinegar and hot peppers. Proceeding west into the Piedmont (as in Lexington), the sauce (called "dip" by the locals) becomes more tomato- or ketchup-based, but usually never as thick as commercial (Texas-style) sauces. In the eastern part of the state, the whole hog is typically used; in the west, sometimes only pork shoulders are used for barbecue. But under any circumstances, North Carolinian use of the term "barbecue" will refer to slow cooked pork, and not to backyard cookouts, or any sort of beef, chicken or other meats, regardless of how they are prepared. Some North Carolinians will deny that "barbecue" exists outside of North Carolina.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regiona...North_Carolina
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:38 AM   #66
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I love gravy on fries (but I love gravy on anything). There is a place in Burlington VT (way up North) called Nectars. They are famous for their gravy fries.

Yeah for MA I would go with Clam Chowder I guess.
good guess but sorry gb, everyone outside of massachusetts knows that rhode island clam chowder is tops.

also from little rhodey: littlenecks, stuffed quohogs and, saving the best for last, johnny cakes.

cranberries and chorizo are the two top contenders coming from mass.

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can anyone mention foods from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. ?? (wild salmon on cedar plank)
roadkill served with ice wine.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:21 AM   #68
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Interesting!! Since the state tree of Texas is the pecan tree it goes without saying that pecan pie is the choice of pies. Today a Houston Chronicle article discussed a current debate of whether our state dessert should be pecan pie or Blue Bell vanilla ice cream (delicious) and compromised that a new flavor of BB has just come out that may settle the debate once and for all: pecan vanilla ice cream. But as far as pies go: PECAN!!
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cranberries and chorizo are the two top contenders coming from mass.
Ahh, but these are not recipes.
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Ahh, but these are not recipes.
One Southern pecan pie recipe coming up---just give me time to contact my MIL who has a wonderful recipe
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