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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-11 10:56 AM
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32. Ah, pokeweed.
I tried it for the first time a couple of years ago. It's not something that is normally eaten up here, but it grows abundantly all the Detroit area.

I loved it. To me, it has the flavor of asparagus and the texture of spinach. Wonderful used any way one would use spinach.

I had them growing as weeds in my garden and fought them for a number of years. After I found out how tasty they are, I actually dug a number of the roots and put them in their own little bed. I do make sure, though, that I cut the berry-laden tops off before the fruits ripen, otherwise the birds spread the seeds and millions sprout in the spring.

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  -What are your regional dishes. Denninmi  Feb-02-11 12:44 PM   #0 
  - We are taking a big roadtrip this spring and finding regional specialities is high on my  cbayer   Feb-02-11 12:56 PM   #1 
  - Wow! What a great website,  pengillian101   Feb-04-11 11:17 PM   #29 
  - Oooh, NM cuisine is basically Pueblo cuisine  Warpy   Feb-02-11 01:40 PM   #2 
  - I wish I lived there.  GoCubsGo   Feb-04-11 09:15 PM   #25 
  - You forgot the Posole!  randr   Feb-08-11 01:46 PM   #48 
  - Living in the South it would be sweet tea and chicken and dumplings, grits  Lucinda   Feb-02-11 01:47 PM   #3 
  - pacific northwest food emphasizes fresh, local, sustainable  grasswire   Feb-02-11 04:24 PM   #4 
  - I agree we here in PNW love the fresh and sustaniable  The empressof all   Feb-04-11 10:20 AM   #14 
  - true, true -- coffee culture is HUGE in PNW  grasswire   Feb-04-11 11:46 AM   #17 
     - I think even the Starbucks are different back east  The empressof all   Feb-05-11 11:54 AM   #35 
  - pacific northwest food  pengillian101   Feb-06-11 12:31 AM   #44 
  - Im in Virginia  AlecBGreen   Feb-03-11 05:44 PM   #5 
  - Yes, please post it.  Denninmi   Feb-03-11 06:09 PM   #7 
  - Ask and ye shall receive :)  AlecBGreen   Feb-06-11 11:20 AM   #47 
     - That sounds  KC   Feb-08-11 08:14 PM   #50 
        - 1/2 cup crushed pecans  AlecBGreen   Feb-12-11 10:37 AM   #51 
  - I enjoyed a Tidewater cuisine when I lived in Virginia  grasswire   Feb-04-11 11:42 AM   #16 
     - Greengage plum ice cream.  Denninmi   Feb-04-11 12:17 PM   #18 
        - I have the Colonial Williamsburg cookbook...  grasswire   Feb-04-11 12:20 PM   #19 
        - so the greengage tree in America is called "Jefferson greengage" ..  grasswire   Feb-04-11 08:55 PM   #22 
  - In the south, there's always barbeque, usually pork, and  japple   Feb-03-11 06:06 PM   #6 
  - I prefer the mustard-based sauce.  GoCubsGo   Feb-04-11 09:30 PM   #27 
     - I was referring to the Old North State and their peppery, vinegary  japple   Feb-05-11 11:58 AM   #37 
        - I'm not sure I ever had the vinegar-based sauce.  GoCubsGo   Feb-13-11 01:11 PM   #55 
  - Southwest classics: chicken fried steak  yellerpup   Feb-03-11 06:38 PM   #8 
  - Best regional food is in New Orleans, IMO and Jazz Fest is the place to try it all.  cbayer   Feb-03-11 07:00 PM   #9 
  - california is all about the fresh citrus in the winter  NMDemDist2   Feb-03-11 08:53 PM   #10 
     - You are right about California and Farmer's markets are the key in the cities. But New orleans -  cbayer   Feb-03-11 09:02 PM   #11 
  - coffee milk, awful awfuls  trud   Feb-04-11 01:03 AM   #12 
  - Oh here most definitely  Callalily   Feb-04-11 05:47 AM   #13 
  - Around this part of the South, it seems to be beans, greens and cornbread.  Arkansas Granny   Feb-04-11 11:09 AM   #15 
  - Brown beans -  Coyote_Bandit   Feb-05-11 10:17 AM   #31 
  - Ah, pokeweed.  Denninmi   Feb-05-11 10:56 AM   #32 
     - I personally don't  Coyote_Bandit   Feb-05-11 11:13 AM   #34 
  - A meal fit for a king or queen!  DawgHouse   Feb-05-11 07:28 PM   #42 
  - Unfortunately around here,  hippywife   Feb-04-11 05:35 PM   #20 
  - It's just a basic white sauce with pan drippings.  pengillian101   Apr-27-11 05:27 AM   #56 
  - Here in the Chesapeake region, we have a lot of great regional items. Back in New England . . . .  Stinky The Clown   Feb-04-11 06:30 PM   #21 
  - I remember the Emeril episode where he went to his roots...  grasswire   Feb-04-11 08:58 PM   #23 
     - I forgot those! Wow. Old memories coming back  Stinky The Clown   Feb-04-11 09:11 PM   #24 
     - That is really different.  Denninmi   Feb-04-11 09:19 PM   #26 
        - Fall River Massachusetts Chow Mein Sandwich  grasswire   Feb-04-11 09:59 PM   #28 
           - I saw these on an Emeril show once  The empressof all   Feb-05-11 11:56 AM   #36 
  - Growing up with hotdishes in Wisconsin well, that's me :-)  pengillian101   Feb-04-11 11:42 PM   #30 
  - Salmon, salmon and more salmon... with a side of dungeness crab  opiate69   Feb-05-11 11:03 AM   #33 
  - Pittsburgh - lots of ethnic influences here, so I would say  livetohike   Feb-05-11 12:43 PM   #38 
  - The local Polish American community here has popularized some items.  Denninmi   Feb-05-11 05:46 PM   #41 
     - Dill pickle soup sounds great!  livetohike   Feb-06-11 10:47 AM   #46 
  - rutabaga? Really? Wow. :)  tigereye   Feb-05-11 03:24 PM   #39 
  - chip chop ham?  grasswire   Feb-05-11 04:29 PM   #40 
     - it's ham sliced very thin, so that you can stack it.  tigereye   Feb-05-11 10:25 PM   #43 
     - Haven't had that since I was a kid and we had it alot.  hippywife   Feb-08-11 07:30 PM   #49 
        - that's a totally new one to me  grasswire   Feb-12-11 12:13 PM   #52 
           - We call that "city chicken", and we make it with pork.  jtrockville   Apr-27-11 08:55 PM   #60 
  - I live in coal country.  Lugnut   Feb-06-11 01:16 AM   #45 
  - Tri-Tip.  pinto   Feb-13-11 12:52 AM   #53 
  - interesting  grasswire   Apr-28-11 01:31 AM   #64 
  - Tuna Noodle Casserole, as usual. But tomorow, I will make this.  pengillian101   Feb-13-11 03:01 AM   #54 
  - This is a huge old thread, and no one mentioned BROOKLYN!  elleng   Apr-27-11 10:39 AM   #57 
  - Hey, Is Carolina's still in Coney Island  The empressof all   Apr-27-11 10:57 AM   #58 
     - Dunno, sounds like I'll have to make a trip!  elleng   Apr-27-11 11:05 AM   #59 
     - and a short walk from Coney Island.........the Russian community's delicacies  grasswire   Apr-28-11 01:28 AM   #63 
        - Have wanted to visit that community for ages, but haven't made it.  elleng   Apr-28-11 08:16 AM   #66 
        - I went to quite a few of those Russian nigntclubs in the 80's  The empressof all   Apr-28-11 06:08 PM   #68 
           - oh my boyfriend wasn't Russian  grasswire   Apr-29-11 02:41 AM   #69 
  - I gave beaten biscuits a try last weekend  lizerdbits   Apr-27-11 09:15 PM   #61 
  - Carnitas tacos. I just buy them at Carnitas Michoacanas, the local seedy  kestrel91316   Apr-27-11 10:22 PM   #62 
  - Fried Chicken, potato salad, green beans with buttermilk biscuits  csziggy   Apr-28-11 01:53 AM   #65 
  - in Maine, a sandwich known as "an Italian"  eShirl   Apr-28-11 09:17 AM   #67 
  - You forgot cherry pie!  demmiblue   Apr-30-11 09:22 AM   #70 

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