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Yankee Names The Best Places to Eat 25 of New England's Most Iconic Foods

Yankee Names The Best Places to Eat 25 of New England’s Most Iconic Foods
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Dublin, New Hampshire (March 2008)–Yankee Magazine’s March/April 2008 issue includes a story by Johnette Rodriguez that names the best places to eat 25 of New England’s most beloved foods. In the article, each classic food is listed along with the best place to eat it.

“We tested many of the suggestions from Yankee readers in our search for traditional favorites,” reports Rodriquez, who moved to New England in her 20s and admits to falling in love with New England’s iconic foods, including jonnycakes, clam cakes, and fish chowder. “However, we relied less on sentiment and more on the palate-pleasing sensations of true homemade dishes and the bright taste of fresh ingredients in choosing the top 25.”

The homemade factor was very important in determining the best examples of iconic foods. “I learned to ask very thoroughly about ‘homemade,'” admits Rodriguez, who used her years of experience as a longtime food writer and cooking instructor to determine the truly best example of each iconic food. “For instance, I questioned a waitress about the apples used and learned they were canned. I had many similar experiences with whoopie pie … So many used tubbed frosting.”

For the complete article and select recipes, visit Readers may submit their own favorite places for iconic New England foods by visiting:

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Updated Friday, April 25th, 2008

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