Best Eastern Cooking Recipes
cuisine of the Eastern United States refers to the distinctive
styles of food indigenous to the states above the Potomac River.
Maryland, is a center of seafood cuisine. Pennsylvania, New Jersey
and New York cuisine is heavily influenced by Italian and German
immigrants to the industrial centers of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia,
Jersey City, Binghamton, Elmira, Corning, Williamsport,
Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.
Eastern Home Cooking Recipes:
Maryland / Washington, D.C.
Maryland boasts a plethora of marine fare,
including blue crabs, crabcakes, crab soup, seafood lasagna, raw
oysters, and rock fish. The state even has its own brand of potato
chip, called Crab Chips.
Marylanders use Old Bay, a local spice, to
season everything from crabs to applesauce to peaches to popcorn. Along with the residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey,
Maryland's citizens are fond of scrapple.
The Washington, D.C. area is best known as
the origin place of the half smoke.
Due to its position between New York City
and Philadelphia, most towns in New Jersey are bedroom communities
of one or the other. As a result, the signature foods of both
cities are very popular in their corresponding suburbs - pizza,
bagels, pastrami, and submarine sandwiches (sometimes called
heroes) in the New York Metropolitan Area communities of Northern
and Central Jersey, and hoagies (the Philadelphia equivalent of a
New York hero), cheesesteaks, pretzels, water ices, and scrapple
in the Philadelphia Area towns of South Jersey.
New York City is known as one of the
gastronomical capitals of the United States. With its diverse and
large immigrant population virtually every cuisine could be found
here. New York City is famous for its Italian American and Chinese
Upstate New York, as its known, has its own
culinary traditions. Beef on weck sandwich, made with roast beef,
is a tradition in Western New York, and Texas hots are served at
many eateries opened by Greek immigrants. Buffalo, New York is
known for its Buffalo Wings,Sponge toffee and Pastry heart. There
are many wineries across the Northwestern portion of the State and
Concord grapes are made into grape pies in the fall and celebrated
at the Naples Grape Festival.
Utica, New York is known for its tomato pie,
chicken riggies and half-moon cookies. Binghamton, New York is the
home of the Spiedie, a unique type of sandwich. New Haven is known
for its brick and coal oven thin crust pizza. Rochester, New York
is the home of the Garbage Plate. Syracuse, New York is known for
salt potatoes. A loganberry drink is also popular in the Western
New York area that is little known outside the region.
Pennsylvania is the home of Hershey's,
Tastykake, Utz, Snyder's of Hanover, Peanut Chews, and the
cheesesteak. Pretzels are a common snack in Pennsylvania. They
come in many varieties, from the hot, soft, chewy pretzels sold by
vendors on the street or stadium to the salty, hard, crunchy
variety sold by pretzels manufacturers in the grocery and quick
stop stores of Pennsylvania.