I have been watching a show on the Travel Channel, called Food Finds, which showcases "homemade" foods, from cities and towns, all around the country. Today in Texas, they showed this unusual candy called, chick a stix, prailenes, and mozzarella cheese. So many fabulous wonderful delights, and, you can have them all shipped to you!! I could eat and drink my way around this country, or should I say roll my way around, as I would weigh a ton
So, if I knocked on your door for a visit, what regional specialities would you want to share? Teas, mustards, fruits, candy, meats, all famous in your areas.
Once a chat room pal and I exchanged local candies, which neither of us had heard of before...I sent her Necco Wafers,and she sent me Cherry Mash candy. Although I do love Necco wafers, I got the better deal Still cannot find any around here
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In my house it's usually Italian food and Portuguese wine. Rosanna does the cooking and I buy the wine. We usually have plenty of Italian and portuguese cheese in the house and at this time of the year we have excellent tomatoes from my garden.
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When people move away from here, there are certain items that everyone craves and misses. Monical's Pizza and their french dressing (which some folks actually dunk their pizza in), Beef House Rolls, Moonburgers, sweet corn. They are all wonderful things.
Necco Wafers! those absolutely Boston candies. I too love them. I remember back in the 80's when my friends from NH moved to Florida they invited me down and asked me to bring them Necco Wafers.
So far there is no local treat here in Florida that I would miss if I moved away. I will give it time maybe there will be somethig that I will find special.
So far I miss fried clams, whole ones and scallops. I did manage to find a restaurant that had clams but not near as good as New England. Mostly what I find are the strips. Not even close to a clam in my book. Another thing I miss from New England is real maple syrup. When my cousins come down I have them bring some for me. I would give my soul for Cains Mayonaisse as it is unavailable here. I like Hellmans almost as much so that is what I buy here.
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Hmmm, interesting. During Trivia the other night, a local delicacy was mentioned, and I said "what is that?" The whole room looked at me with disbelief - I had never heard of a "Donair".
It was explained to me that a Donair was a Pita bread, filled with spiced beef cooked on a large skewer (much like shish t'aouk) and shaved off, with tomatoes and lettuce, and a Donair dipping sauce which is white and sweet.
I was told in no uncertain terms I MUST go try one!
I haven't had a chance yet, burt I'll let you know if I would recommend one!
When you come to this part the country, you must have a big scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream! They have expanded their delivery area to include some surrounding states, but it started out very local, in the small town of Brenham -- the home of happy cows!
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