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susanll

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Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 2:11 PM (permalink)
I am from the midwest....MSP area and I have never tried any of these pies. And haven't even heard of some of them. Anyone else run into this or am I just that out of touch?
 
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    xannie_01

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    RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 2:14 PM (permalink)
    don't feel alone; i've never heard of
    them either.then again, i'm not a pie person.
     
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      wanderingjew

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      RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 2:40 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by susanll

      I am from the midwest....MSP area and I have never tried any of these pies. And haven't even heard of some of them. Anyone else run into this or am I just that out of touch?


      I'm not from the Midwest, but I'm familiar with most of these pies.
      I see you're from the Minneapolis St Paul area. Sour Cream Raisin Pie is very prevelant in that area. I'm not really a huge pie person but I'm surprised you haven't heard of that.
       
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        susanll

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        RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 2:54 PM (permalink)
        I had heard of the Sour Cream and Raisin, just had never tried it as I recall.
         
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          Kiowa1

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          RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 3:39 PM (permalink)
          Michigan Cherry Pie Rules!!!...
           
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            mayor al

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            RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 3:45 PM (permalink)
            Most of the pies listed are 'found' in traditional cafe/restaurants in many Midwestern areas. They represent a very narrow market niche, as opposed to the usual Apple or Cream or fruit-filled pies. Some like Gooseberry have a very short season, others like the sugar-cream or buttermilk are fading from the menus more and mmore as folks tastes change. I will pass by the Lemon mentioned as i just don't care for 'ice-box lemon'. While some of these are ok in my book, I prefer some of the more common varieties. I didn't vote in the poll because I seldom select any of these if I want a piece of pie with a meal. Make mine a good Apple Crumb, Cherry, Berry, or Coconut Cream...or Lemon Meringue!!
             
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              UncleVic

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              RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 3:57 PM (permalink)
              I voted for the Michigan Cherry Pie, but then I'm biased here..
               
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                ann peeples

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                RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 4:14 PM (permalink)
                Sorry-but being a midwesterner,those were not representative of my area-Door county cherry pie,maybe.
                 
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                  wanderingjew

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                  RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 4:30 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by annpeeples

                  Sorry-but being a midwesterner,those were not representative of my area-Door county cherry pie,maybe.


                  I was wondering about that too. Could it be synonymous with Michigan Cherry Pie
                   
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                    Scarlett

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                    RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 4:46 PM (permalink)
                    I'm from NC and I've never heard of most of the pies.
                    The raisin sour cream pie sounds good I googled it and it appears to be a bit more difficult than my usual coconut custard or pecan pie.
                    I may try it yet - if anyone has eaten it -- Is it as good as it sounds?
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 6:30 PM (permalink)
                      I've never heard of any of them.
                       
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                        wanderingjew

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                        RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Fri, 02/23/07 6:34 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Scarlett

                        I'm from NC and I've never heard of most of the pies.
                        The raisin sour cream pie sounds good I googled it and it appears to be a bit more difficult than my usual coconut custard or pecan pie.
                        I may try it yet - if anyone has eaten it -- Is it as good as it sounds?


                        Yes it's good, I've had it in Iowa at the now defunct White Way Restaurant, I've also had it at the Anderson House in Wabasha Minnesota and at the Norske Nook in Osseo Wisconsion. On my most recent visit to the Norske Nook last September I had the Sour Cream Lingonberry Pie which I thought was also very good
                         
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                          ann peeples

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                          RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Sat, 02/24/07 7:54 PM (permalink)
                          WJ-the cherry pies are probably identical.I am originally from Michigan,and I never heard people extole the virtues of Michigan cherry pie as much as people rave about Door County cherry ANYTHING here in Wisconsin...
                           
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                            wanderingjew

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                            RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Sun, 02/25/07 9:38 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by annpeeples

                            WJ-the cherry pies are probably identical.I am originally from Michigan,and I never heard people extole the virtues of Michigan cherry pie as much as people rave about Door County cherry ANYTHING here in Wisconsin...


                            Ann,

                            I had the most incredible cherry pie in Door County at the Viking Restaurant's Fish Boil. www.thevikinggrill.com back in 2000. I was a groomsman at my friend's wedding. She was living in Atlanta but was originally from the Milwaukee area. Her parents have a summer home in Door County and she wanted to get married up there. I remember that you were allowed to go up for seconds on the meal, but was bummed that you weren't allowed seconds for the cherry pie.

                            I also enjoyed the Sister Bay Cafe and Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant while I was up there.
                             
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                              Adjudicator

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                              RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Sun, 02/25/07 9:50 AM (permalink)
                              Fish Boil Recipe

                              If you can't make it to a fish boil - prepare one at home for yourself!

                              At Home Fish Boil - serves 8
                              16 chunks of Whitefish (2” slices)
                              16 small red potatoes (ends cut off)
                              16 small white onions (peeled)
                              1/2 lb. salt
                              2 gal. water
                              Add 1/4 lb of salt to water and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and boil for 16 minutes. Add onions and boil for 4 minutes more. Add fish and another 1/4 lb salt, boil for 10 minutes and drain into a colander. Serve with melted butter, lemon and coleslaw.

                              A HALF a POUND of SALT??? Good Lord.... NOT for me, thanks. No other seasonings in boil???
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Sun, 02/25/07 10:28 AM (permalink)
                                I just love Door County,and,WJ,glad you had a good experience.A friend of mine owned the Sister Bay cafe in the early 80s-I am sure the food is still good.And Al Johnsons is a must do...
                                 
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                                  mayor al

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                                  RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Sat, 06/9/07 12:57 AM (permalink)

                                  Tonight's Pie combo was a big slab of Costco's Carmel Apple with a scoop of EDY'S Slo-Churned Carmel Ice Cream over the top. (No Photos as I was much too busy enjoying the pie!)

                                  Pretty good treat, Thank You!!
                                   
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                                    Big Ugly Mich

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                                    RE: Pie Roadfood Poll Sat, 06/9/07 2:49 AM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by AdjudicatorA HALF a POUND of SALT??? Good Lord.... NOT for me, thanks. No other seasonings in boil???
                                    The impression I got was that the salt was to get the water boiling like gangbusters so the pot would overflow and put out the fire. The Viking Grill floods the actual fire with kerosine, but other very good fish boil places just dump a whole can (looks like a 1 lb thing of Morton's with the top cut off at the White Gull in Fish Creek) in the pot. I'm guessing that most of the salt would boil away before it infused the fish, because I didn't taste it. The fish was sort of bland, but that's good because I could really get into the lemon pepper I seasoned it with at the table.

                                    Yaknow I wonder if this fish boil concept wouldn't work with, say, salmon in Washington or shrimp or catfish in Mississippi. Door County places use whitefish because it's good and fresh, but if you tried using whitefish in Washington or Mississippi, you'd have a disaster, I'd bet. I've heard of shrimp boils and salmon boils, but have no idea what happens at one. How about smelt in Door County? They're tasty little buggers.

                                    One thing that boggles my mind is, you can, to this very day, find black cherries growing wild all over Door County parks (that's one of the reasons it was settled), but no one sells them. Not in pies, or jams, or tarts, or juice, or just cherries.

                                    For the record, my favorite pie is KEY LIME!!! I took a trip to Key West in 1981, and blew my last fiver on coffee, pie and tip at Nellie and Mikes (and I didn't know until three or four years ago that they invented Key Lime Pie, believe it or not). That was my first hunk of Key Lime Pie.
                                     
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