If you ask any tourist to Pennsylvania Dutch country what food they most associate with the area, chances are high they will answer, “Shoofly Pie!”
Often known in many regions as “sloppy Joe’s”, to the residents of the Coal Region and Schuylkill County in particular, this is “barbecue“; not something smoked over wood or a smoking/cooking technique, it refers to a sandwich consisting of chopped meat (usually ground beef) simmered in a sa…
As a coal cracker, I was surrounded by the ability to enjoy just about every variety of Tastykake product out there (Tastykake bakery was based in Philadelphia, Pa. and their products were widely available in just about every store in the Coal Region, from grocery chains, to Mom and Pop corn…
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It’s feeding time on the Taylor farm near Allenwood and Katelyn Taylor makes the short walk from her home to the barn where she keeps her five dairy heifers.
Also known in some places as “pickled eggs,” these are well known in the Coal Region, thanks to the Pennsylvania Dutch influence in the area. In the plethora of bars and hoseys (volunteer fire companies) that dot the landscape in towns all across the coal region, you will often find a jar o…
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In the Coal Region, a local company, Miller’s (St. Clair, PA), makes a very popular hot bologna and it feels like there is a jar of it on display at every corner bar and at every fire company (hosey) bar — at least in Schuylkill County!
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Popular at bake sales, school fundraising events, and across the Coal Region in general, this old-fashioned jelly-roll type potato based candy is known in the Anthracite region as “Flitch” although many “flitch” recipes do not use the potato — so technically this is officially “POTATO CANDY.…
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