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In 1804, Lewis and Clark began their great journey west from a then mostly French-inhabited city, St. Louis. Today, the city that launched the Corps of Discovery is known as the “Gateway to the West.” In addition to being a big brewery town, St. Louis boasts a couple unique takes on ethnic cuisine: the deep-fried ravioli and the St. Paul sandwich. Don’t be fooled by the name, which would seem to imply a Minnesota connection, the St. Paul is all St. Louis. Found at local Chinese restaurants, it consists of deep-fried egg foo young served on white bread topped with pickles, mayo, lettuce, and tomato. Traditional French food is offered up at Café de France near the Old Cathedral, built by the French in the 1700s. Recent immigration includes Bosnians, who are lending a new flavor to an ethnic culinary scene long dominated by Germans, Italians and French. These days, Bosnian restaurants serve up specialties like palacinke, crepe-like creations served with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
 

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My mom was my greatest cooking influence. She was an excellant cook and I have learned a lot from her over the years. She has since passed away, but some of her recipies bring back the great memories.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole III

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2014 by Karen Martin   view full review
I mix up the "filling" while I am cooking the egg noodles using the microwave to thaw frozen...

Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2014 by Chairman James   view full review
I used this recipe as a basis for my own dish, and it turned out very good. I used chicken...

Restaurant Style Beef and Broccoli

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2014 by KMcBeath   view full review
I followed the recipe exactly. The only drawback I encountered was the sherry. I prefer...

 
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