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Mar 21, 2010 09:39 PM

My kids report on NY State

He has to bring a dish to class that best represents the state of New York.
I am suggesting apple cider doughnuts.

Any suggestions??


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  1. Hudson Valley apple pie topped with New York State cheddar cheese.

    1. Dirty water hot dog - although that is just the city!

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      1. re: wincountrygirl

        Apple pie with cheddar... that is a good one.

        I can only imagine the expressions of the parents as we serve up dirty water hot dogs, LOL.
        Obviously pizza was another choice, or sausages, but I really had to work to get my nine year old to realize that there literally was an entire state, not just one city.
        He was amazed.
        So I'm trying to find foods that do not say nyc. Hence apple cider doughnuts.

        1. re: mendogurl

          Corned beef/pastrami on rye with a side of Buffalo wings?

          Too messy.

          Apple pie with NY cheddar (the real stuff, with the black wax coating) is perfect.

          1. re: anonymouse1935

            Okay, so apple pie is beating apple cider doughnuts?

            Are apple cider doughnuts a NY only thing, or all north eastern states?

            1. re: mendogurl

              Apple cider donuts are not exclusive to NY. They are commonly found in Pennsylvania Dutch markets in the fall.

      2. Apple cider doughnuts are one of my favorite NY foods (I grew up in CT and never saw them).

        The apple pie with cheddar cheese suggestion does cover two NY foods, although it doesn't appeal to me (I love them both, just not together!).

        I currently live in Rochester, NY and "hots" are a big thing. Coming from Texas I thought "red hots" would be spicy, but they're just red sausage (most hot dog stands here also offer white hots and plain ole' hot dogs).

        Something I've seen a lot around here at put lucks is Buffalo wing dip. It has all the flavors of Buffalo wings without the wing itself (and I think you could adjust the heat). I've never made it myself, but found some recipes online (,1-0...)

        1. The smell of roasted chestnuts from a street vendor is the aroma of cold-weather Manhattan. Year-round, hot dogs and big, warm, chewy pretzels. (Martha Stewart recently had a pretzel-maker on her show; the recipe is on the site somewhere).The palm-size black&white cookie is also a hallmark NYC treat.