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mkim451 Jun 30, 2010 03:10 PM

I'm in California for a year staying with family. I'm passionate about food and was wondering what are the essentials I should have before my time here is up?

  1. PeterL Jul 4, 2010 09:28 AM

    Where did you come from?

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      Gail Jun 30, 2010 03:23 PM

      Where are you? It's a big state...

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      1. re: Gail
        mkim451 Jun 30, 2010 03:24 PM

        I am currently residing in Cypress

        1. re: mkim451
          glbtrtr Jun 30, 2010 04:32 PM

          You need to check out the Los Angeles board for things close by. LA is now very international so you will be able to find almost any cuisine in the world, with fresh product markets as well.

          One of the more local favorites here is Mexican - if you are not familiar with the range of Mexican cuisine, as well as its American interpretation of it, this will be a wonderful cuisine to explore around your area.

          A chain restaurant like IHOP will introduce you to "American" food which was a signature for middle America, before our tastes got so much more internationalized. Marie Callendar chain for pies is another uniquely American dessert choice, though you will find better expressions of this classically American dessert item elsewhere.

          Nothing wrong with exploring all the hamburger and fast food chains either because they truly are American classics and we all have our guilty favorites: mine being the fish sandwich at MacDonalds, with fries and a coke.

          1. re: glbtrtr
            PeterL Jul 4, 2010 09:28 AM

            How did you come to the conclusion that OP came from another country?

            1. re: PeterL
              glbtrtr Jul 4, 2010 11:20 AM

              Even Americans forget what American food is all about. Good point however about presumption this was a non-US question, rather than a non-Californian question.

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