Although I cringe at the thought of a " Counties of England Menu " map after reading Michigan's entry
..goes by the name pasty as a means of associating itself with the pasty of England, as though the culinary traditions of that pallid, inbred, rain-soaked island shithole will vindicate what is essentially a calzone for people who hate and fear things that are good.
The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped
Yeah, yeah, Louisiana also has the po' boy and the beignet, but really, those are New Orleans foods, and New Orleans already thinks more than highly enough of itself. Besides, neither of those is as tasty as Creole gumbo, which, factually, is the sole credible argument for not sinking that state into the Gulf of Mexico.
I think a corn dog is a hot dog (frankfurter) dipped in a batter including cornmeal and deep-fried. The thing has other names, and no, I've never eaten one.
Bixa, I don't know where Charlie is from. If he lives in southern Ontario, you might want to mention Toronto's mayor Rob Ford as a retort.
LaGatta, that's a good explanation of a corn dog. To expand for Lugg -- the hot dog is stuck onto a wooden stick (long ways, not sideways) & coated with the cornmeal batter, then deep fried. They're a staple offering at fairs, usually with mustard offered as a condiment. There is probably a way to make them taste good, but it wouldn't be with using the cheapest possible wienies & the stodgiest, most tasteless batter possible, as is the usual method.
I thought, except for that last comment, that they were quite nice to Louisiana, considering the tone of the whole article. They acknowledged that the food there is really food, and it's true that gumbo is more of a "real" food than the other candidates he mentions.
Charlie is an almost-always-absent female member of this forum, who is a real-life friend & fellow resident of Oaxaca. So don't worry, I've got the goods on her!
I thought a Mississippi Mud Pie was an actual pie with an Oreo crust setting on chocolate syrup. Must do research.
Note that I'd say the same about our "poutine", which I've never eaten either.
Lagatta, how can you call yourself a true Montrealer? I had to try it my first trip to Montreal, decades age. Lots of people on the West Coast like fries and gravy (not me, btw). Poutine is just the wholesome addition of healthy, healthy cheese curds. ;D
Get this, many variations on poutine. And I believe, god help us, there is a version with corn dog (pogo)!
Yes, but that is because you don't like crisp frites. ;D
I certainly know they aren't healthful, and very, very rarely eat them, but when I do have frites (I think once this year), I do want them crisp, and not mucked up with brown sauce and squeaky cheese. Ideally sort of a Belgian style (not juliennes, nor the greasy ones Greek diners make here).
I wasn't thinking of Charlie as a she. A Charlotte, a Charlene, or a random nickname?
Rob Ford seems to be in the news everywhere, perhaps even in Oaxaca. Could they even imagine someone as large and pink?
Yep, but at the last meeting of Council, he bowled over a lady councillor, who was probably not even a third of his size, and over 20 years older than the PINK HULK. A loveable doper and drunkard he isn't.
Montréal is lovely in the summer, and for much of autumn. But it turned bitterly cold today. No more than -6°C, but also bitter winds. First day in many, many months that I didn't ride my bicycle, though I'm probably forgetting a couple of rushes of work when I didn't set foot out of the house.
I agree that Montreal is a nice place to visit in the autumn, but not too late. We were there for the last 3 days of October and it was freezing, with a cold wind.
I should add that I finally tasted poutine. We went to a place on Beaubien where you can order what you want, so I passed on the gravy and had red wine sauce, as well as a few other things. It tasted okay, but even though we took the "regular" rather than "large", neither my husband nor I could finish.
Love that article, about which I can say "literally laughed out loud" literally. I'm impressed that the writer had chances to sample all that cuisine. When our daughter was in a MN college the cafeteria served lutefisk one evening a year; I doubt she got the nerve up to try it.
I'd be more indignant about Missouri's being literally the only state not represented if only I could come up with a state food. Contenders: * KC BBQ possibly, represented on the map by Memphis overlap. * St. Louis has Imo's Pizza, covered with provel cheese -- which one must have been born within 15 miles of Forest Park to enjoy -- and deep fried ravioli and gooey butter cake which are somewhat more accessible to the outsider like myself. * St. Louis also likes to claim that our fabled 1904 World's Fair was the birthplace of ice cream cones, iced tea, hot dogs, Dr. Pepper, and cotton candy. It turns out that only the first one is true; the others were only popularized here. * During my home health years I got to smell chitlins being prepared in many African American kitchens; maybe we can claim that odiferous dish since no other states do. * There's a certain amount of fried catfish and corndog overlap from neighboring states.
When I lived in northern NM, a classical music radio station aired restaurant ads where the announcer boomed out: Chee mee CHAN gas! First time I'd heard of them, and on my US map I'd list them far below NM enchiladas.