What does your local area have to offer food and drink wise that is peculier to that place, or at least relatively unknown elsewhere?
Post 'em here.
I think I posted one of these culinary delights up before. Although they look disgusting and are incredibly bad for you, they are delicious. Originating from an idea an Italian pizza shop owner had in Middlesbrough, it's a chicken escalope covered in breadcrumbs and topped with cheddar and bechemal cheese. Various other toppings like bolognaise, pepperoni, doner kebab meat etc are also available if your arteries can stand it. Cooked in a similar way to a pizza, they can also be found in local restaurants, and have appeared in a few takeaways away from Teesside of late, like York and Scarborough.
No, me neither. Apparently made from split peas and some sort of marmite variant, it comes as a spreadable paste and is added to bacon or ham sandwiches. I'm told it's delicious.
Lemon Top Ice Cream.
This one is quite a local thing, I've only seen them in Redcar. It's just an ice cream topped with a dollop of lemon sorbet, but people come from miles around to try it. Mrs M had one once and said it was OK. NB you can tell it's Redcar from the photo as someone's nicked a letter from the shop sign. Pacitto's was the first ice cream shop to sell them.
Old Peculier Ale.
OK, you can get this elsewhere, the picture originates from Hemel Hempstead ffs, but it doesn't travel well so best tasted up here. Originally brewed in Masham, N. Yorks, until Theakston's sold out to Scottish & Newcastle , it's still as good as it ever was thankfully. One of the Theakston brothers objected to this sell out and kept the brewery going at Masham. You can still buy his Black Sheep (geddit?) beer in lots of pubs locally.
Cornish pasty but actually there is NO other pasty. Other than an apple pasty. Which you serve warm with clotted cream Stargazy pie Cream teas ... honestly Devon cream teas don't count lol Clotted cream Fudge Heavy cake Saffron cake Cornish blue cheese Davidstow cheddar Fairing biscuits Mead Cider Newquay steam ... originally a nickname for Tuborg Gold but a brewery produced a lager under that but the original still exists of course Doom Bar beer Figgy 'obbin Cornish Yarg