Normally, on my blog, Saturdays are Local Saturdays, where I blog about things local. I grew up in New York City, and have lived, for nearly thirty years, in the Binghamton area of upstate New York.
Now, with New York State in the National News due to the close Presidential primaries (more of that on Tuesday, perhaps) I wanted to share some of the foods of my New York childhood and adulthood. For Nourishment for body and soul, there is nothing like New York noshes. (And there is nothing like the letter N for this post, apparently).
For any child growing up in the New York City of the 1950's and 1960's, a favorite drink at the local sweet shop (soda fountain) was the egg cream.
An egg cream basically, is chocolate syrup, milk and carbonated water. There was only one acceptable brand of chocolate syrup for an egg cream, and it is still made today.
|I took this picture in - wait for it - North Carolina|
At the local bakery, we would buy a dessert called a Charlotte Russe. They are only made in a handful of New York bakeries anymore.
|Steve's Key Lime Pies, Red Hook (Brooklyn)|
But, enough about Nostalgia. Nowadays, New York bakeries have other things on their mind. Like Key Lime pies.
Let's see. What else qualifies as a New York nosh?
|High Line, Manhattan, 2013|
But least you think New York Noshes take place only in New York City, come visit a Taste NY shop in the New York welcome center traveling north on I-81, just after you enter New York State.
Are you hungry yet?
What is a favorite food of the area where you live?
"N" day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Tomorrow is an off day (I will blog but it won't be an A to Z post) but I return Monday with my Offering for "O".