BY Kae Lani Palmisano
Hangover cures should be considered part of folklore – they’re anecdotal, they’re traditions passed down by word of mouth, and they’re somewhat regional.
This heaping helping of spaghetti topped with a brown chili sauce and shredded cheddar was inspired by the Greek tradition of stewed meats.
This dish is two cheeseburger patties covered in meat sauce on top of home fries and macaroni salad, topped with onions, ketchup and mustard.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy wings, but when you’re in Buffalo, the secret is in the sauce. The simple recipe is one part butter mixed with one part Frank’s RedHot sauce.
This famous dish is made of Texas toast topped with sliced turkey breast, Mornay sauce and bacon. Photo courtesy of The Brown Hotel & Chris Witzke
This hot dog is bacon-wrapped and stuffed in a bolillo roll, topped with pinto beans and a variety of condiments. Photo courtesy of Larissa Milne
Fries, gravy and cheese curds collide to make this delicious mess. In fact, the word "poutine" is French Canadian for "mess."
The pepperoni roll of West Virginia is just bread and pepperoni. It's simple, portable and frugal. Photo courtesy of Candace Nelson
Scrapple is a Philadelphia favorite. It’s the stewed bits of meat that butchers couldn’t use in other products, mixed with cornmeal and spices and then formed into a loaf.
Reminiscent of the German schnitzel, the chicken fried steak isn’t actually chicken – it’s cheap cuts of beef, thinly sliced and fried.
The South Jersey panzarotti is a blend of cheese and sauce contained in a deep-fried pocket of dough. Photo courtesy of Catherine Smith
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