Dishes and foods that made places famous

Dishes and foods that made places famous


Sampling the local cuisine is one of the best things about travel but there are some foods so indelibly linked to a place that they are named after it. Some are places many of us have only heard of because of the food. From Parma to Stilton, here are the foods that have helped to put towns, cities and regions on the map.




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Its appeal can hardly be disputed, though – unless you don’t like chocolate. The family favorite has layers of brownie, chocolate custard and, sometimes, whipped cream, encased in a crumbly chocolate crust.




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The original pudding, made with puff pastry, jelly, almonds and sugar, has spawned more modern versions, including the better-known Bakewell tart, with jelly, almonds and sponge encased in shortcrust pastry. But the town remains most proud of the puddings, still made to the same recipe at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, housed in Mrs Wilson’s old cottage.




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However fuzzy the origins may be – unsurprising given the amount of alcohol in each martini glass – the Manhattan is synonymous with the chic, bustling, often boozy Big Apple borough it’s named after.




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Chopped beef steak swimming in melted orange cheese and stuffed in a sub roll – the Philly cheesesteak may be one of the most deliciously dirty foods around. It’s said to have been invented by South Philadelphia hot dog seller Pat Olivieri who, having thrown some beef onto his grill, was asked by a passing cab driver if he could make a beef sandwich. Word spread and Olivieri opened up a shop, soon adding cheese to the recipe.




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Nowadays, it’s as synonymous with Philadelphia as the Liberty Bell and Rocky Balboa. Some recipes add onions, mushrooms and even jalapeños. And, although you will see the sandwich on menus far outside of the Pennsylvania city, purists will tell you that, if it isn’t made in South Philadelphia, it really isn’t a Philly cheesesteak at all.




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Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack remains a Nashville institution, still run by the same family as the philandering founder. The lip-burningly, tongue-tinglingly spicy chicken is traditionally served on white bread with pickles. And ideally a glass of something cool on hand.




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