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Thursday, October 09, 2008

American Food Classics

I found this on Culinary Concoctions by Peabody and thought it looked fun.
American foods
Bold means I’ve tried it. Strike means I’d never try it. Highlighted in gray means I updated this list in January 2014.
1. New York pizza
2. Hoppin’ John
3. New Mexico green chile4. Homemade buttermilk biscuits
5. Tasso
6. Whole Maine lobster7. Calabash-style shrimp and hushpuppies8. Kansas City barbecue ribs
9. Hot glazed Krispy Kreme
10. San Diego fish tacos
11. Cheese curds
12. Key lime pie
13. Philly cheese steak
14. Memphis pork barbecue sandwich
15. Lowcountry boil16. Huckleberry pie
17. New England clam chowder
18. Boiled peanuts
19. Buffalo burger20. Eggs Benedict21. Pastrami on rye22. Corned beef and cabbage
23. Pancakes with maple syrup24. Everything bagel with cream cheese and tomato
25. Thin Mints (preferably frozen)26. Frito pie27. Potato knish with mustard
28. Silver Queen corn on the cob
29. Soft pretzel from a street cart30. Fresh-picked blueberries
31. Sourwood honey
32. State fair funnel cake (does county fair count?)
33. Chesapeake crab cakes34. Candied yams
35. Oyster dressing36. Snow cone or snowball37. Wild Alaskan salmon38. Sautéed morels39. Persimmon pudding
40. General Tso’s Chicken
41. Frozen custard
42. Italian sausage with peppers and onions on a hoagie bun43. Chili dog
44. Buffalo wings with blue cheese
45. Spam musubi
46. Saltwater taffy
47. Fluffernutter sandwich on Wonder Bread
48. Black and white cookie49. Frybread
50. BLT with thick-cut applewood bacon
51. Baked beans
52. Pumpkin pie53. Collards with vinegar and Tabasco
54. Tex-Mex fajitas with skirt steak and sautéed peppers
55. Fried green tomatoes
56. Succotash
57. Shrimp and grits58. Hot water cornbread
59. Barbecue chicken pizza with red onions60. Chicken fried steak
61. Carnitas burrito
62. Apple butter63. Geoduck
64. Soft-serve ice cream cone dipped in chocolate shell
65. Pecan pie
66. Catfish supper at a church or fire station
67. Oysters Rockefeller68. Homemade cranberry sauce
69. Pimiento cheese
70. MoonPie washed down with R.C. Cola
71. Pickled watermelon rind
72. Cracker Jacks at the ball game
73. Smithfield ham74. Meatloaf and mashed potato blue plate special at diner75. Chicken and waffles
76. Po’Boy77. Green bean casserole with French’s fried onions
78. Stuffed sopaipillas79. Turducken
80. Shad roe on toast
81. Sweet potato casserole with or without marshmallows
82. Cioppino83. New York cheesecake
84. Pan-fried river trout
85. Jambalaya
86. North Carolina pig pickin’
87. California rolls
88. Burgoo
89. Penuche fudge
90. Fried peanut butter and banana sandwich (the Elvis)
91. Scrapple or livermush
92. Elk medallions in red wine reduction
93. Muscadine grapes
94. Cheeseburger at backyard barbecue
95. Open-face turkey sandwich
96. Chicago deep dish pizza97. Cobb salad98. Peach pie a la mode
99. Macaroni and cheese with Tillamook sharp cheddar
100. Root beer float
Wow... I thought I'd gotten over my picky-eater-ness. I guess not so much when it comes to strange foods.


wendys said...

Yeah, there is plenty on that list I wouldn't try either!

Erin said...

My brother in law that just got back from his mission in Georgia had several "low country boils" the last week before left. He said it is pretty good. I made mac& cheese with the sharp tillamook recently. It was really good. THat is some good cheese.

Angela said...

I had california rolls for lunch yesterday. Mmmmm! Some of that stuff I had never heard of. Livermush sounds the most disgusting. Elk is really good, you should not count it out until you try it, come for a visit, I've got a freezer full of it!

VAWritingQT said...

You would try Spam musubi but not NM green chili? I'm hurt. Green chili is not very spicy, but has a great flavor. If you ever come to visit or if I ever make it to Kansas, I am making you my bean and corn enchiladas with green chili sauce. I promise you'll like it.

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