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regional foods are a delight...

August 04, 2016 07:11AM
when you can find them... they grow ever more rare.

Back in 1971 my wife and I had some guests over for dinner... this was in Germany. They were from Indiana. On the menu that night were "Tacos". They had never heard of tacos.

Of course today there are only a handful of people on earth who have not heard of tacos.

Most people today have heard of 'fish tacos'.... but back in 2008, not so long ago, I remember stopping at one of those quick stops in Mississippi and they had 'catfish tacos'... I had never heard of that.

During my 'around the USA' motorcycle trips finding unique regional foods was a high priority for me. And it's not so much the food stuff itself being unique, although it can be, it's the 'preparation'.

IMHO.. I give the nod to the southern states and by that I mean from Az. all the way to Virginia. They seem to me to be more creative.

One thing I pride myself in greatly was that on my round the USA excursions I almost never at any of the popular food chains, McD's, Carl's JR.... the exception being White Castle because we don't have those out west. I liked to look for those dining establishments that had hand painted menus on their store fronts/windows.

But I should make note that: I am no where NEAR as particular about food as the rest of you... and by that I mean there are very, very few types of food I do not like... that is, don't like to the point that I can't eat it. There are foods I don't care to eat but they don't necessarily taste 'bad' to me. Just off the top of my head I can think of only a couple.... buttermilk and sweet pickles. I'm not a big fan of peaches.

In my experience the foods that I find most disliked are: (and I like all of these)... Fish, Okra, Tomatoes, Liver.

And with that said... one of my least favorites foods could be the most popular food in the world - chicken. I don't 'dislike' chicken but it's the most boring of all foods, IMHO. - JamesJM

  OK-I almost died yesterday-really

waterfield1083July 30, 2016 09:43AM

  I am speechless...

JamesJM657July 30, 2016 10:17AM

  Ok I'm lost...

sstrams566July 30, 2016 10:27AM

  Sounds like my Jaguar...

JamesJM618July 30, 2016 10:39AM

  Another time

waterfield703July 30, 2016 10:58AM

  Like I just replied to waterfield..

sstrams623July 30, 2016 11:25AM

  My Suzuki had it

Atlantic Ram684July 30, 2016 07:15PM

  Well, I'll be...

sstrams611July 31, 2016 04:36AM

  Re: Well, I'll be...

waterfield559July 31, 2016 07:16AM

  Ok, my next question is..

sstrams577July 31, 2016 08:21AM

  Re: Ok, my next question is..

waterfield598July 31, 2016 08:59AM

  ..and the attorney becomes the janitor...

sstrams573July 31, 2016 09:30AM

  My Mazda has that feature

LesBaker569August 02, 2016 02:39PM

  Re: My Suzuki had it

waterfield532July 31, 2016 07:12AM

  I was lucky, my wife hated that car

Atlantic Ram540July 31, 2016 12:30PM

  Pepper Attachments

waterfield706July 31, 2016 02:23PM

  That's one gorgeous..

sstrams599July 31, 2016 02:29PM

  What a cutie!

Atlantic Ram527August 04, 2016 12:40AM

  Re: What a cutie!

waterfield556August 04, 2016 05:05PM

  Re: Ok I'm lost...

waterfield573July 30, 2016 10:54AM

  That's just crazy....

sstrams668July 30, 2016 11:22AM

  You ask tough questions...

JamesJM570July 30, 2016 01:10PM

  They do that too..?

sstrams568July 30, 2016 01:23PM

  A long time ago I bought a Chrysler....

JamesJM616July 30, 2016 01:44PM

  We had the same car

waterfield604July 30, 2016 02:19PM

  I have nobody to talk to...

sstrams640July 30, 2016 03:09PM

  Do what I do

waterfield566July 30, 2016 03:42PM


sstrams629July 30, 2016 04:07PM

  glad everything turned out OK.........

21Dog675August 01, 2016 04:43AM

  Re: glad everything turned out OK.........

waterfield611August 01, 2016 08:02AM

  at least you were smart enough to get out

ferragamo79519August 01, 2016 12:29PM

  The real stupidity

waterfield540August 01, 2016 02:19PM

  I'd have...

sstrams561August 01, 2016 02:49PM


waterfield571August 01, 2016 03:20PM

  Yeah... it gets...

sstrams528August 01, 2016 03:37PM

  Re: Yeah... it gets...

waterfield546August 01, 2016 06:46PM

  bet you were sporting the Judge Smails look

21Dog649August 01, 2016 08:48PM

  Hahaha that was awesome

LesBaker513August 02, 2016 02:57PM

  lol... too funny... nm

Atlantic Ram550August 04, 2016 12:43AM

  Well, in theory..

sstrams561August 02, 2016 03:56AM

  Let me be clear

waterfield535August 02, 2016 06:26AM

  Well, I was kinda hoping..

sstrams536August 02, 2016 06:40AM

  Ram23 and Crab... a little 'aside'...

JamesJM536August 02, 2016 07:16AM

  Yeah, that's a lot of work...

sstrams575August 02, 2016 07:40AM

  This is just plain strange to me...

JamesJM501August 02, 2016 01:50PM

  Well, it really simple, Jimmy...

sstrams523August 02, 2016 02:22PM

  The only sea food I like

IowaRam623August 02, 2016 02:31PM

  Re: Well, it really simple, Jimmy...

waterfield601August 02, 2016 08:49PM

  I'll get the flour and water...

sstrams555August 03, 2016 03:31AM

  Re: I'll get the flour and water...

waterfield546August 03, 2016 07:07AM

  Re: Ram23 and Crab... a little 'aside'...

waterfield512August 02, 2016 01:44PM

  I'm dieting...

JamesJM530August 02, 2016 01:47PM

  Re: I'm dieting...

waterfield520August 02, 2016 08:51PM

  Well this is interesting....

Atlantic Ram588August 04, 2016 12:52AM

  regional foods are a delight...

JamesJM575August 04, 2016 07:11AM

  I am poorly traveled by most accounts

Atlantic Ram583August 04, 2016 03:10PM

  Perhaps my favorite seafood is Razor Clams...

JamesJM561August 04, 2016 03:46PM