- Joined: 6/16/2005
- Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
Regional food north/south; east/west
Mon, 09/16/13 6:36 PM
Not sure this Q belongs here, but it is the closest to Regional foods.
My Q is: what states have more than one food tradition in different regions (usually North/SOuth). For example, cooking and local specialties are really different in upstate NY and NYC. Virginia also has variations, from crab cakes on the shore to BBQ more inland and then Shenandoah Valley. PA, too, with Philadelphia on one end, Pittsburg on the other (EAst/West). On the other hand, in New Mexico (which is much larger than NY, VA or PA) the food is fairly consistent throughout the state. (Meaning that the size of the state isn't that important).
What other states have very different foods in different locales?