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I made two trips to America in the same year back in the 90s, but neither trip saw a visit to New York. So when I think of New York inspired food I think of pizza courtesy of Carrie Bradshaw on one of her nights out with Miranda. Or pasta, I imagine there to be an abundance of fabulous authentic pasta on offer made with Italian history that dates way back. I picture quaint little family owned restaurants with old wooden tables adorned with tablecloths and the smell of freshly fried garlic filling the air. This is of course just my assumption and imagination, I really have no idea other than what I have read or seen in movies.
Food made famous by New York in my mind includes hot dogs (everyone knows there are hotdog stands in NY), Buffalo Wings (thank you Jessica Simpson – can you see where I draw my food knowledge from here?), New York style cheesecake, and of course the humble bagel. I imagine if I did ever visit New York I’d be wanting to try the lot. I was excited by the discovery of Oreo biscuits in a 7-Eleven in Michigan (we didn’t have them in Australia back then) so you can believe that the sight of a hotdog stand would cause all sorts of frenzy. Don’t even get me started on marshmallow s’mores.