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Rochester, New York

Dubbed the “Flour City” when it was a major milling center, Rochester became the “Flower City” in the 1840s as splendid city parks and gardens developed. Bounded by Lake Ontario and a key port on the Erie Canal, the city thrived early as a central New York State commercial center. Many American business success stories began in Rochester: Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, Xerox, and Mobil Oil. Its claim to food fame includes the “white hot,” a local version of a German weisswurst; French’s Mustard; West Valley Beverages, the parent of Jolt Cola and Napa Valley Sodas; and Wegman’s Grocery. When they go out to eat, residents can choose American, Greek, Cajun, Thai, Italian, Chinese, French or Indian cuisines in settings that range from an 1848 gristmill to an 1818 Erie Canal tavern. Local favorites are Diebella’s Old-Fashioned Sub Shops, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Red Osier restaurants, Bill Gray’s chain of fast food restos, and Tom Wahl’s, acclaimed for quality hamburgers and terrific house-made root beer.

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Oven-Ready Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Bechamel

Reviewed on Dec. 15, 2014 by Lindsay   view full review
Fabulous! I added about 3/4 lb browned crumbled Italian sausage in between layers (checked two...

Italian Bakery Butter Cookies | KitchenLiving

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These are The Best cookies EVER!!! They are just like the ones from the Italian Bakery!!! Make...

Easy Walnut Raisin Biscotti

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2014 by missrochester   view full review
One word! WOW!!! Iv always been so intimidated to try and make biscotti! Honestly after making...

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