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Old 11-02-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Question What kind of cooking is the North known for?

I hear tons about 'southern cooking', because I am a southerner, but what about northern cooking? Southern cooking is known for many things. To name a few: frying, baking and pies. But I don't hear anything about northern cooking. What kind of cooking is the North known for?


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Old 11-02-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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IN answer to your question here are but a few of the amazing variety of foods we make up here on the Canada border:
Soups, Stew, Chowders

Meat & Potatoes

Pasta dishes

pasties (Yooper creation)

pizza pasties (another Yooper creation)

Cheese and other dairy products (Northern and Midwestern Cheeses are the best you can get)

All kinds of fresh water fish recipes from pan fried perch to smoked salmon, and blue trout, trout almondine, beer-battered whitefish/perch/bullheads/bass, etc.

New England Boiled Dinner
Fabulous thanksgiving spread to include roasted or barbecued turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (made in any number of creative ways), rutabeggas, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread or rice dressing/stuffing, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cheesecake, turkey gravy, seabreeze salad, freshly baked bread. AFter Thanksgiving is over, there are a host of recipes to be created from the leftovers.

Our own style of chili which contains ground beef, lots of chili powder, Cummin, Coriander, tomatoes, tomato sauce, celery, kidney beans, red &/or pinto beans, sliced onion, and sometimes rice (depending on the cook)

Wild game such as ruffed grouse, woodcock, snowshoe rabbit, cottontail rabbit, venison (white tail deer), bear, elk, beaver, a host of fresh water fish.

Cudighi Sandwiches

Giant hamburgers (going from 1/2 lb to 3/4 lb. patties, topped with lots of American cheese and all the things you can put on a burger, with a matching bun)

A unique cold-cut submarine sandwich that people visit our little town for

Baked Beans made with maple syrup

Maple Syrup

Goodweed's Pancakes & Waffles

Hearty breads

Fruit pies

I could go on, but I think you get the idea. We have many dishes based on Native American traditions, as well as a melting pot of dishes originating from mostly Northern Europe. The fare is usually hearty, warm you body & sould kind of food. We also love our cherries, apples, raspberreis, wild mushrooms (many different kinds around here) and blueberries, and all things made from them.

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Old 11-02-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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Goodweed, ty for your response. The chili sounds good. I am sure y'all have some good chili varieties, being that the North is so cold.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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I thought it was macaroni - too much Yankee Doodle Dandy I guess.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:40 PM   #5
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Chicago style pizza, as apposed to NY style pizza.
Hot dogs originated in Coney Island
Soft pretzels
New England Clam Chowder
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Boston Baked Beans
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:04 PM   #6
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I guess I would say Boston baked beans, boiled NE lobster, steamers, chowda, pot roast, fried Ipswich clams, Wellfleet Oysters.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:05 PM   #7
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Apple Cider,


I think basiclly all teh thanksgiving goodies.

ohh cheese too cheddar mostly.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:01 PM   #8
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Beef any way Pork on the Q mashed taters hearty soup good gravy corn on the cob
home grown tomatoes
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:49 PM   #9
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I thought it was macaroni - too much Yankee Doodle Dandy I guess.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:24 PM   #10
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Wild rice, cranberries, walnuts - and things made with them; some quickbreads, Boston brown bread, Philly Cheese Steak, bagels.

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