America's Favorite Regional Casseroles

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Mar 31, 2016

<strong>Midwest:</strong> Spaghetti Casserole ? This creamy casserole of cooked seafood, mushrooms, and shredded Physical exercise cheese is a Northeastern preferred during lobster season. Though named for New Brunswick, Canada, wherever lobster is the primary hook, the casserole is a favorite along the coastline of Maine along with into other parts of New Great britain. This time-honored noodle casserole was introduced in to the New York region by Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants….

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America's Favorite Regional Baked Goods

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Mar 31, 2016

<strong>South:</strong> King Cake ? While that classic dessert has “pie” in the title, it’s actually two tiers of sponge cake loaded with vanilla cream custard and covered with a chocolate glaze. It was at first developed in the 19th century plus in pie pans because they have been more common than cake pans. Whoopie pies consist of creamy frosting sandwiched between two palm-sized mounds associated with chocolate cake. They are…

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Harvesting Cranberries

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Mar 31, 2016

Shortly before my husband Aaron and I got married, he invited me to Plymouth, Massachusetts, where his nephew Jeff Kapell and Jeff’s wife Alex Pollard own a cranberry farm. They’re part of the Ocean Spray cooperative, a good agricultural organization that provides planting, growing, and harvesting help to their members. We appeared on the first day of the actual cranberry harvest, and by the time we got there, there were…

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The History of Jambalaya: Cajun Vs. Creole

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Mar 31, 2016

In New Orleans and the surrounding places, Creole cooks make a “red” jambalaya that starts off with meat and the “trinity” of onion, celery, and bell pepper. Seafood and tomatoes are then additional, followed by equal portions of grain and stock. In the Louisiana bayous, where tomatoes were very likely once very hard to come by, this jambalaya of Cajun origin begins with smoked cigarettes meat browned in a cast-iron…

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The Origin of the Philly Cheesesteak

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Mar 31, 2016

Rocky Balboa may not have trained on a diet connected with cheesesteaks, but Philly landmark Pat’s Full of Steaks did realize some notoriety when the Hollywood-imagined prize fighter shot a landscape there for Rocky. Pat’s has another claim to fame: Your Philly cheesesteak was invented here in the 1930s. Initially, Pat’s was a small hot dog stand near the French market in South Philly. One day while working in the…

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