The Tastykake brand of snack cakes and pies has been associated with Philadelphia, PA since the early 1900's. In the late 70's, the name was changed to Kandy Kakes. As a child living in West Virginia, we could not get these goodies (we had Moon Pies and Little Debbies)so my Jersey relatives would ship boxes of them to us. My favorite was the peanut butter Tandy Takes. The following recipe is a close facsimile.
More Philly Stuff? You got it! Here's how to make a real Hoagie. The word Hoagie came from the sandwiches that used to get eaten by workers over on a place that was nicknamed "hog island" The workers there would bring crusty rolls with Italian meats and some olive oil and they became known as "hoggies" which eventually morphed into hoagie... Now that I've sounded like a Cliff Claven... the only other thing I have to say is don't make this with a soft roll! It has to be a GOOD crusty Italian Long Roll!
I don't live in South Philadelphia, but my neighbor did. He tells me this is as close to the 'real deal' as you can get... (actually he says better, because Tony Luke's cooks the broccoli rabe too much)Tony Luke's is a walk-up sandwich joint down at Front and Oregon in South Philadelphia...You don't get more "South Philly" than this! People stand in lines around the corner for this and their Chicken Special, which is the same sandwich, but with an Italian Fried Chicken Cutlet instead of the roast pork. Mangia! Start this in the morning because it has to cook slowly until it falls apart.
This is one of my favorite Italian desserts and the perfect ending to any Italian dinner. The shells are pretty simple to make, and taste so much better than the ready-made shells you buy in the Italian markets. Note that cooking time also includes chilling time.
There is this cool little Belgian Bar in Philadelphia's Center City that serves like a million different beers and the best mussels I've ever had. Here's how to make them! 6 servings would be as an appetizer.
This is a very rich ice cream, but not sickeningly sweet. There are no eggs in this recipe so there's no cooking and waiting to cool! (which means you can eat it sooner!) Cooking time represents approx time to freeze.
Pilfered this recipe from recipe gold mine. Can't wait to try it (well, the politically correct version at least. I doubt I could get my hands on some turtle meat anyway!)Here's their description "This is a traditional dish served at the famous Bookbinder's Restaurant in Philadelphia. It should be made with turtle meat, but you can substitute lean stewing beef. It will taste the same." P.S. I've had this at this restaurant many times in the restaurant's previous life (closed and re-opened again recently) and this is one of my two fav's from this restaurant. The recipe didn't say how many it served, so I guessed!