What’s Your Favorite Regional Dish You Think Nobody Else Knows About?
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Regional foods are often the best hidden gems of any area. Whether it’s North Dakota’s knoephla or shrimp and grits in North Carolina, everywhere has a food of their own, and we want to hear about your favorites.
Personally, one of my favorites is Colorado/New Mexico style green chili. I didn’t even realize it was a regional thing until I left Colorado. Everyone has their own little variation on this of course, but it’s essentially cubed or shredded pork shoulder, a couple dozen roasted green chiles (Hatch, preferably), pureed tomatoes (or tomatillos), and a variety of spices. The end result is a half-stew, half-dipping sauce that can also be put on top of a burrito.
Anyway, that’s me, let’s hear your thoughts. We all know about Chicago’s deep dish pizza and San Francisco’s Mission-style burrito, but what about the Detroit’s Boston Cooler? Or Kentucky’s Hot Brown? This isn’t US-exclusive either, of course, so sound off on your favorites from wherever you’re from or wherever you’ve been.
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