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Midwestern United States cuisine

Midwestern cuisine is a regional cuisine of the American Midwest. It draws its culinary roots most significantly from the cuisines of Central, Northern and Eastern Europe, and is influenced by regionally and locally grown foodstuffs and cultural diversity. These dishes, while not all exclusive to the Midwest, are typical of Midwestern foods. Although many foods are shared with other U.S. regions, they often feature uniquely Midwestern preparation styles.

Barberton Chicken

Barberton Chicken

Barberton-style chicken, as it has come to be known, is more than a dish — it is a ritual, complete with trappings prescribed by generations of tradition.

Barberton Hot Sauce

Barberton Hot Sauce

Barberton is known for it’s fried chicken dinner which includes this tomato-rice dish called “hot sauce”. This “hot sauce” can be eaten as a dipping sauce or a side dish.

Chicken Vesuvio

Chicken Vesuvio

Chicken Vesuvio, a specialty of Chicago, is an Italian-American dish made from chicken on the bone and wedges of potato, celery, and carrots; sauteed with garlic, oregano, white wine, and olive oil, then baked until the chicken’s skin becomes crisp.

Italian Beef Sandwich

Italian Beef Sandwich

An Italian beef is a sandwich of thin slices of seasoned roast beef, dripping with meat juices, on a dense, long Italian-style roll, which originated in Chicago where its history dates back at least to the 1930s.

Juicy Lucy Cheeseburger

Juicy Lucy Cheeseburger

A Jucy Lucy or Juicy Lucy is a cheeseburger that has the cheese inside the meat patty instead of on top, resulting in a melted core of cheese within the patty.

Polish Boy

Polish Boy

The Polish Boy is a sausage sandwich native to Cleveland, Ohio. It consists of a link of kielbasa placed in a bun, and covered with a layer of french fries, a layer of barbecue sauce or hot sauce, and a…

Shrimp DeJonghe

Shrimp DeJonghe

Shrimp DeJonghe, a specialty of Chicago, is a casserole of whole peeled shrimp blanketed in soft, garlicky, sherry-laced breadcrumbs. It can be served as an appetizer or a main course.