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In 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn a section of land west of the Delaware River. Penn called this forested land Sylvania (Latin for “woods”). As a tribute to William Penn’s father, King Charles himself tacked on the prefix, making it Pennsylvania. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State because of its important role in forming the country. The Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States Constitution adopted in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has contributed much to how Americans eat. Hershey and Heinz are headquartered in Pennsylvania and familiar throughout the country and much of the world. Pennsylvania is a major manufacturer of potato chips, pretzels, and other snacks. In Philadelphia, Italian immigrants created the Philly cheese steak and pepper pot, while Pennsylvania Dutch developed warm comfort foods like chicken pot pie and regional wonders like sticky buns, scrapple, shoofly pie, and the soft pretzel. The first commercial mushrooms were grown near Philadelphia in the late 19th century. Pennsylvania remains a major mushroom producer.

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Home Town: Baden, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Longview, Texas, USA
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I am 55yrs. young and have been cooking since I was 10yrs.old. My Mother held an outside job and I became the family cook. At one time,I had a catering service-which included making wedding cakes. There is just my husband and me now,as our family is raised,but the children and grandchildren don't live too far away,so we always have someone at the table! I like to say that I cook from "the seed to the stove" as I love to garden and grow lots of veggies,and herbs,as well as flowers. What we don't eat fresh from the garden,we enjoy during the fall and winter from the freezer and the pantry. I enjoy "canning" the old-fashioned way,too!

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Living In: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
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My mom used to make a to-die-for, iron skillet chicken cacciatore. Alas, I had no iron...

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