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One of the original Thirteen Colonies, the Empire State borders on two Great Lakes, two Canadian provinces (Ontario and Quebec), and five states. Nothing exemplifies the American "melting pot" like New York City. Immigrants enriched New York with their culinary traditions. Jewish specialties like pastrami and all manner of Italian and Chinese dishes tantalized New Yorkers before gradually being absorbed into the culinary culture of the entire country. Russians, Puerto Ricans, Middle Easterners, Greeks -- the list of those who have added to the flavor of New York City spans the globe. Beyond New York City, rich agricultural land with diary and vegetable farms transitions into lakeside vineyards and orchards, rugged mountain country and the Great Appalachian Valley. New York State’s laudable wine country centers around the Finger Lakes, Long Island, Hudson Valley, and Lake Erie regions. Bagels were brought originally to Buffalo by Poles, where they met up with cream cheese, a New York creation. And, of course, Buffalo, New York, put the “Buffalo” in Buffalo wings.
 

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Living In: Rotterdam, New York, USA
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I always loved cooking for my family and friends, and now that the kids are grown with their own families, I left my career in the legal field, and started my own catering business in February of 2002. I'm loving every moment!

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ChuckTheCook 

Cooking Level: Expert
Living In: New York, New York, USA
About me: Ardent traveler and explorer, enjoy learning about food and drink from around the world. Most of what I cook tends to be rather simple though, American, suitable for single people…
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Sunshine Snacks 

Cooking Level: Beginning
Home Town: New York, New York, USA
Living In: Eastchester, New York, USA
About me: I am just a teenager working my way through high school, trying to get good grades, keep up with sports, and spend time with friends. However, I've always loved baking and wheneve…
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GreenEyez 

Cooking Level: Expert
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Living In: Schenectady, New York, USA
About me: I was overweight most of my adult life but always enjoyed healthy cooking! I only eat fruit, veggies, poultry and fish. I have ground beef in Taco's every once in a while! I had g…
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Powdered Sugar Cookies III

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2014 by missrochester   view full review
Hmmmm Im not to sure about this recipe! I agree with others when they say the dough is VERY...

Pineapple Stuffing

Reviewed on Apr. 22, 2014 by Julianne   view full review
This went great with a ham or as a brunch side dish. I added only 1/2 cup of sugar. I also...

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Reviewed on Apr. 22, 2014 by Kathy F.   view full review
I made this along with another asparagus dish (asparagus with junk from this site) because I...

 
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