The other day a friend of mine was explaining all the foods that she had prepared for their BBQ. They included things I had never heard of and can’t even remember so I could type it here. It all sounded delicious, or maybe it was the way she described them that sounded so good. So she had this great idea of getting our families together and having a big spread. She would prepare Southern cuisine and I would supply the Northern Yankee food. I smiled as I gritted my teeth and thought, “What the hell is northern food?!” Everything I miss from NY is something someone else prepared from their culture. Bagels and pizza are my favorite. Can’t cook that. Chinese? Not Yankee. Italian? Not Yankee. Thai? Not Yankee. Okay, you get the idea. So what should I cook that would be reminiscent of my home? Ideas? Anyone?