My kids report on NY State
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.
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 (http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0...)
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.