Pennsylvania Cuisine

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Oneiron339
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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Thu, 12/21/06 7:25 AM
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Originally posted by Sheetzaholic

I'm glad to see that other recognize the quality and variation of Scrapples in Penna. I find them a lot like our many regional chips (UTZ, Middleswarth, Snyders of Berlin, Martin's, etc. etc.). The scrapples too are very much the artistry of the butcher and our company and no two are the same! Speaking of potato chips, I would also like to know what are folks favorite PA chips. I prefer Middleswarth Ket-L Barbq; however, you cannot find them in Pittsburgh so I have to stock up whenever I'm in Central PA...

I'm partial to the local Lancaster chips such as Grandma Utz, Martin's, Bickel's, Stehmans. All made w/ lard

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Thu, 12/21/06 7:58 PM
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My family moved from PA to NJ many years ago. When I found this site http://www.coalregion.com/ I could relate to many of the recipes, mostly because I share the middle European heritage of the folks that settled in the coal region. For those that did not grow up on this stuff it is an acquired taste. For those that did grow up with these foods it is comfort food. Excuse me while I go make some kapusta.

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Thu, 12/21/06 8:27 PM
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Since I am about 7 miles from the Pa. line, down here in dear old West By Gawd Virginny, I've pretty much grown up with a lot of PA food influence.

Foods I consider indicative of Pennsylvania's wealth of goodies

1. Pierogies
2. Iron City Beer
3. Isaly's chopped ham and BBQ sauce
4. Haluski
5. Cabbage Rolls
6. Seltzers Meats(esp. the Sweet Lebanon Bologna)
7. Homemade moon pies
8. Dutch Apple Pies
9. Kielbasas and Sausages
10. Oodles of Baked Goods
11. Memories of Bryan's Dairy in Waynesburg Pa. best dairy products and ice creams I ever had(burned down for insurance in the 70's )
12. Eat n PArk Resteraunts, Italian Grills, Burger Chef and Winky's(another great burger chain)

13. "Primanti Style" the phenomenon of the sandwiches grew to encompass salads too


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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Thu, 12/21/06 9:56 PM
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Originally posted by redtressed

Since I am about 7 miles from the Pa. line, down here in dear old West By Gawd Virginny, I've pretty much grown up with a lot of PA food influence.





I'll bet most of those PA foods near West BGVirginny are Pittsburg influenced, except Seltzers, Dutch Apple Pie and moon pies. Philly food influences South Jersey, Delaware and North East MD more.

It's something like sports teams, you usually are a fan of the team nearest you, even if "out of state", and probably the foods that wind up at the tailgate party are local too.

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Fri, 12/22/06 11:10 AM
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White pizza. I grew up in the Scranton area and thier white pizza is like none other in the US. I didn't know any better when I moved down here to Texas...and when I saw one of the pizza places had white pizza on their menu, I ordered, only to have some form of ricotta/alfredo type abomination put on my table. A tear rolled down my cheek.

Dark potato chips.

polish pound cake.

birch beer.

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Fri, 12/22/06 11:42 AM
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Another one that's hard to find outside the PA area is Wise Potato Chips


The last time I went back to NJ, I bought back 6 bags of Wise Potato Chips with me, the bbq chip to me is the world's greatest chip. I also took one bag of onion garlic, sour cream & onion, salt & vinegar. My mother in law last year for Xmas mailed me a cardboard box stuffed with Wise Chips. I hope she does it again this year.


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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Sun, 01/14/07 10:10 AM
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burnt chip (heck chips in general we make so many), but burnt pretzels also are a unique taste I have only found in Pennsylvania. Meat pudding is something else that I rarely see outside of the Commonwealth.

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Sun, 01/14/07 1:19 PM
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Don't see Yuengling Beer on anyone's list. We always bring a case back to Boston from our trips to visit family in PA. The best!!!

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Sun, 01/14/07 2:55 PM
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but burnt pretzels also are a unique taste I have only found in Pennsylvania.

I know of "Unique" brand of burnt pretzels (yum). Are there other brands?

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Fri, 01/19/07 11:14 PM
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I forgot how much I missed Pennsylvania food until I found this site. I've been in Arizona for the last three years and when I go home to visit the family in the Philadlphia area I head right over to Wawa to get a Hoagie, a big bag of Herrs potato chips and a soft pretzel. Oh baby!

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Sat, 12/11/10 2:52 PM
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Yes!  St. Marys PA has the very best sausage in the country:  "Christmas Sausage".  As Foodbme said, it is made of venison, beef, & pork with seasonings, and smoked.  Often boiled and served with a pancake breakfast....amazing!  Question is, what are the seasonings?  I've tried to find someone who knows, to no avail.  Help!

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Sun, 09/2/12 7:29 PM
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Have been doing a lot of work recently in the Hershey area, and I am close to Palmyra, where the Seltzers outlet is. Have been getting the double-smoked versions of their products, which one never sees in Delaware. Wonderful stuff. It  reminds me of the hard kosher salamis I remember from my youth in Philadelphia. I never see those any more. But, i can't say enough good things about Seltzers.

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Mon, 09/3/12 6:52 PM
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Let's not forget that THE KLONDIKE BAR was originated by Isaly's and is therefore as "Pittsburgh-esque" as it gets!

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RE: Pennsylvania Cuisine - Mon, 09/3/12 7:29 PM
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stmaryspa

Yes!  St. Marys PA has the very best sausage in the country:  "Christmas Sausage".  As Foodbme said, it is made of venison, beef, & pork with seasonings, and smoked.  Often boiled and served with a pancake breakfast....amazing!  Question is, what are the seasonings?  I've tried to find someone who knows, to no avail.  Help!

Welcome to Roadfood Neighbor!!!
It's primarily a lot of Black Pepper and a little bit of salt. The home-made version generally includes Venison, the "Store Bought' sausage does not.
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