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Old 09-13-2006, 10:03 AM   #71
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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!!
Blue Bell Ice Cream... Now *that* I miss. I have found it outside Tejas, though. It's just very, very rare.

I can remember trips to the factory in Brenham as a kid. Good memories.
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:11 AM   #72
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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!
Fried pork tenderloin sandwiches sound good --- pork rules !
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:14 AM   #73
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Don't forget Michigan's "Muskrat Dinners", you either like it or not- I do- once a year !
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:17 PM   #74
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Blue Bell Ice Cream... Now *that* I miss. I have found it outside Tejas, though. It's just very, very rare.

I can remember trips to the factory in Brenham as a kid. Good memories.
Me, too, Phinz---glad that you've found it elsewhere--good memories is right???
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #75
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I was jealous about 2 years ago when one of the girls I work with got a package here at work. It was a shipment of Blue Bell, packed in dry ice. I told her I was going to steal it when she wasn't looking.
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Ooooohhhhhhhhhh... I can get it in Atlanta, or in Chattanooga when I'm down there picking up my new car.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:37 PM   #77
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Hey, let's not forget about Kentucky's fast horses and bourbon. I always make it a point to watch the Derby every first Saturday in May, so we won't talk about putting horsies on our menu. But, bourbon is another story.

I love bread pudding and have discovered a recipe that is worth diving into and smearing all over your body. It comes from the Oak Room in the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville and is made with, of course, bourbon. If you're ever in Louisville, you owe it to yourself to have dinner at the Oak Room. The hotel is a very old southern-style place and is reminiscent of a movie set.

The Oak Room's bread pudding is awesome. I found the recipe for it in a great Kentucky cookbook called Splendor in the Bluegrass, which is filled with wonderful recipes. The "Green Bean Bundles" are wonderful as a company side dish.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:31 PM   #78
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One Southern pecan pie recipe coming up---just give me time to contact my MIL who has a wonderful recipe
let us know when you post the pecan pie recipe!
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Hard to say what Indiana's would be, but my guess is that it would have corn in it. Cornbread perhaps? Though I owuld hardly say we're famous for it...

NW Indiana, where I'm from, is actually an estranged part of Chicago, if you ask the folks who live there. We all like to pretend we're from Chicago, and we love our deep dish pizzas, and chicago-style hot dogs, and our ridiculusly overpriced steak and chophouses, just like they do in Chicago.

I think other than that, the food culture is decidedly southern style. There's quite a bit of farmland here, mostly corn and soy, so there's no great hubs for the culinary masterminds that are surely lurking somewhere in this poor state...

I think popcorn might be closest to the mark. We didn't invent it, but Orville Redenbacker made it famous in Valporaiso, IN.
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for PA, pork roast, red taters, sauerkraut, fresh black pepper, roasted together. it's delicious. i'm very German, tee-hee.
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