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Author Linda StradleyHistory and Legends of Favorite Foods articles by Linda Stradley of What's Cooking America.

Check out some of the many foods that I have researched over the years. If you have any information to add, change, or comment on, please let me know. This page is a "work in progress," and I'm always learning new things from my research and from the many wonderful readers of these history pages. I really appreciate the many people who have helped me in my research Contact Linda Stradley

 

American Regional Foods
Recipes of favorite foods of North America by regions:

Deep South
Alabama - Arkansas - Florida - Georgia - Mississippi

Far West
California - Hawaii - Nevada 

Great Lakes
Illinois - Indiana - Michigan - Minnesota - Ohio - Wisconsin

Mid-Atlantic
Delaware - Maryland - New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania - District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

Midwest/Plains
Colorado - Iowa - Kansas - Missouri - Nebraska - North Dakota - Oklahoma - South Dakota

New England
Connecticut - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Rhode Island - Vermont

Pacific Northwest
Alaska - Oregon - Washington
Idaho - Montana

Southeast
Kentucky - North Carolina - South Carolina - Tennessee - Virginia -West Virginia

Southwest
Arizona - New Mexico - Texas - Utah

South Central
Louisiana - Mississippi

 


By Countries:

Argentina:
Dulce de Leche (Arequipe and Manjar Blanco)

Australia:
Lammington, Lemmington
Pavlova, Meringue Cake
Vegemite

Austria:
Linzer Torte
Sachertort, Sacher Cake, Eduard Sachertorte

Cuba:
Cuban Sandwich
Mojito

Denmark:
Kringles

England:
Apple Pie
Fruitcake
Lamprey Pie
Mincemeat
Plum Pudding
Trifle, Tipsy Cake, Tipsy Parson
Sally Lunn Cake, Soleil et Lune
Victoria Sponge, Victorian Cake

France:
Absinthe
Baba, Baba Au Rhum, Baba Au Savarin Charlotte Russe, Charlotte Malakoff
Crepes Suzette
Ladyfingers, Boudoir Biscuits
Lemon Sable Cookies
Madeleine
Palmiers, Elephant Ear Cookies
Tarte Tatin
Viennese Chocolate Sables
Vichyssoise Soup

German:
Black Forest Cake
German Chocolate Cake
German Marble Cake
Lebkuchen
Sauerkraut
Springerle Cookies
Stollen, Dresden Stollen
Springerle Cookies

Greece:
Gyro Sandwich

Ireland:
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Cornish Pasty/Pasties
Guinness Beef Stew
Irish Coffee
Irish Colcannon Potatoes
Irish Soda Bread

Italy:
Affogato al Cafe
Bagna Cauda
Daily Pane
Gelato
Italian Coffee
Limoncello
Pasta al Forno

Italian Pignoli Amaretti
Panettone Bread
Panforte
Pizza
Pizzelles, Italian Wafer Cookies
Radicchio
Sgroppino
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Sponge Cake
Tiramisu

Mexico:
Atole
Beef Barbacoa
Bunuelos
Bread of the Dead
Fresh Lime Margaritas
Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies
Quesadillas - Sincronizadas
Tortillas and Tacos
Tres Leches Cake, Three-Milk Cake

New Zealand:
Lammington, Lemmington
Pavlova, Meringue Cake

Poland:
Bialys

Russia:
Russian Honey Cake, Medianyk
Ukrainian Borscht Soup

South America:
Alfajore Cookie

Spain:
Churros
Spanish Sangria

Sweden:
Hasselback Potatoes
Swedish Tea Cake Cookies

Taiwan:
Bubble Tea
 

Rumford Baking PowderBaking Powder

Beverages:
Absinthe
Atole
Bubble Tea
Coffee Milk, Coffee Cabinet
Date Shake, Date Milkshake
Hot Chocolate
Hurricane
Italian Limoncello
Eggnog
Iced Tea and Sweet Tea
Irish Coffee
Margaritas
Mexican Atole
Mint Julep
Mojito
New York Egg Cream
Oyster Shot, Oyster Shooter
Prickly Pear Margarita
Spanish Sangria
Sazerac Cocktail

Boiled PeanutsBoiled Peanuts

Breads:
Beignets
Bialys
Bunuelos
Churros
Cornish Pasty/Pasties
Daily Pane (Italian)
Hushpuppies
Indian Tacos
Irish Soda Bread
Italian Panettone Bread
Johnnycakes/Jonnycakes
Kringles
Navajo Fry Bread
Tortillas and Tacos

cakeCakes
Angel Food Cake
Apple Charlotte
Baba Baba Au Rhum
Baked Alaska
Birthday Cake
Black Forest Cake
Boston Cream Pie
Charlotte Malakoff
Charlotte Russe
Cheesecake
Chiffon Cake
Coca Cola Chocolate Cake
Devil's Food Cake
Election Cake
Fruitcakes
German Chocolate Cake
German Marble Cake
Gooey Butter Cake
Guava Chiffon Cake
Haupia Cake, Hawaiian Pudding Cake
Huguenot Torte
King Cake, Mardi Gras Cake
Lamington, Lemmington
Lady Baltimore Cake
Lady Fingers
Linzer Torte
Madeleines
New York Cheesecake
Panforte
Pavlova
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Plum Pudding
Pound Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Robert E. Lee Cake
Russian Honey Cake
Sachertorte, Sacher Cake
Sally Lunn Cake
Savarin
Smith Island Cake
Sponge Cake
Tarmisu
Tres Leches Cake
Trifle

Candy:
Apple and Apricot Candy (Aplets & Cotlets)
Honeycomb Toffee, Sponge Candy

Ceviche, Seviche, Cebiche

cheese curdsCheese Curds (Deep Fried)

 

Chicken-Fried Steak

Chili, Chili Con Carne

Chimichanga

Chitterlings/Chitlins

Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate
Hot Chocolate
Milk Chocolate

clam chowderChowder
Bermuda Fish Chowder
Boston Clam Chowder
Clam Chowder
Cod Chowder
Conch Chowder
Down East Chowder
Fish Chowder/Fish Stew
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Minorcan Clam Chowder
New England Clam Chowder
She Crab Soup
West Coast Chowder

 

plate of cookiesCookies:
Alfajore Cookies
Ammonia Cookies
Animal Crackers
Anzac Biscuits
Brownies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Biscotti
Fig Newtons
Fortune Cookie
Hardtack
Joe Fogger Cookies
Ladyfingers
Lemon Sable Cookies
Macaroon
Russian Teacakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Swedish Tea Cake
Nazareth Sugar Cookie
Peanut Butter Cookies
Pizzelles, Italian Wafer Cookies
Snickerdoodles
Springerle Cookies
Viennese Chocolate Sables

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Cornish PastyCornish Pasty/Pasties

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy

CrawfishCrawfish Boil

Crawfish Boil, Jazz Brunch, & Reveillon Dinner


Crepes Suzette

Eggs Benedict

English Afternoon Tea:
History of Afternoon Tea
Learn all about the history of English Tea Time

Rose Garden Tea with the Queen of England
About tea at Buckingham Palace

The Afternoon Tea Gowns
The La Belle Epoque (1880-1914), known as "The Beautiful Era.&qu;

Fajita

Fish and Seafood:
Catfish
Lutefisk
Salmon

Smelt - Eulachon, Oolichan, Candlefish, Hooligan

Fruit:
Apples
Artichokes
Avocados

Huckleberry, Huckleberries
Maraschino Cherry

Garbage Plate

Gelatin, Gelatine, and JELL-O®

Grits, Shrimp & Grits

Gumbo

Hamburgers

Hasty Pudding/Indian Pudding


Hawaii Foods:
Guava Chiffon Cake
Haupia Cake, Hawaiian Pudding Cake
Hawaiian Kalua Pork
Hawaiian Lau Lau Pork
Hawaiian Saimin
Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken
Loco Moco
Poke
Shave Ice
Spam, Spam Musubi

Hushpuppies

ice cream coneIce Cream and Ices:
Akutaq - Eskimo Ice Cream
Baked Alaska
Ice Cream and Ices
Ice Cream Cone
Ice Cream Sundae

Shave Ice (Hawaiian)

Jambalaya

Johnnycakes, Jonnycakes, Journey Cakes, Shawnee Cakes

Kringles - Danish Kringles

Limburger Cheese

Lobster Newberg

North Carolina Pig Pickin'

Oysters:
Hangtown Fry
Oyster Shot, Oyster Shooter
Oysters Rockefeller

 

 

Pumpkin PiePies:
Apple Pie a la Mode
Buttermilk Pie
Chess Pie
Chiffon Pie
Chorley Cake
Cobbler-Crisps-Crumble-Brown Betty-Buckle-Grunts-Slumps-Bird's Nest Pudding-Sonker-Pandowdy
Funeral Pie
Huckleberry Pie
Ice Box Pies
Key Lime Pie
Lamprey Pie
Mincemeat Pie
Pastie or Pasty
Pizza
Pumpkin Pie
Shoofly Pie
Sugar Cream Pie
Tarte Tatin

Pizza

Popcorn
Caramel Corn
Cracker Jacks
Popcorn Balls

Poultry Dishes:
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Chicken a la King
Chicken Booyah
Chicken Cacciatora
Chicken Divan
Chicken Kiev
Chicken Marengo
Chicken Rochambeau
Chicken Tetrazzini
Cornell Chicken Barbecue
Country Captain Chicken
General Tso's Chicken
Turducken

Rocky Mountain OystersRocky Mountain Oysters
Prairie Oysters
Montana Tendergroins
Cowboy Caviar
Swinging Beef
Calf Fries

Salads & Salad Dressings
Caesar Salad
Cobb Salad
Crab Louie Salad
Coleslaw
Green Goddess Dressing
Russian Dressing
Thousand Island Dressing
Waldorf Salad

sandwichSandwiches:
Beef on Weck
Club Sandwich
Cornish Pasty/Pasties
Cuban Sandwich
Dagwood Sandwich
Fluffernutter Sandwich
French Dip Sandwich
Gyro Sandwich

Hamburgers
Horseshoe Sandwich
Hot Brown Sandwich

Hot Dogs
Limburger Cheese Sandwich
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Muffuletta
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Philadelphia Cheese Steak

Po' Boy, Submarine, Hoagie, Dagwood
Reuben Sandwich
Runza Sandwich, Bierock
Sandwich
Slugburger
Spiedie Sandwich

Tortillas - Tacos
Walleye Sandwich

Sauces
Aioli
Béarnaise Sauce
Béchamel Sauce
Chasseur Sauce
Hollandaise Sauce
Mayonnaise
Newburg Sauce
Mother Sauces
Veloute Sauce
Tabasco

Smoked Brisket

Soups and Stews:
Chicken Booyah
Cincinnati Chili
Chowder
Cod Chowder
Conch Chowder
Frogmore Stew
Georgia Brunswick Stew
Gumbo
Guinness Beef Stew
Jambalaya
San Francisco Cioppino
Seafood Gumbo
Senate Bean Soup

Spit Pea Soup
Vichyssoise Soup

Spam, Spam Musubi

Vegetables:
Collard Greens
Corn

Hoppin' John
Potatoes
Sauerkraut
Tomatoes

Vegemite

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