Sneakeater Posted February 25 Share Posted February 25 In the discussion of New York's current Chicago hot dog craze on the New York board, one of the reasons @Wilfrid criticized food writers for covering such food is that you could easily make it at home. That took me aback, for the simple reason that no one in Chicago would ever consider making a Chicago style hot dog at home. You eat them out: at the ballfield or at hot dog stands. This concept of foods you could make yourself but never would seemed so familiar to me. But when I tried to think of other examples, I had a hard time coming up with any. Things that require special equipment and/or a good deal of skill don't count. So no deep-fried foods, nor pizza. Nor do things that require special, hard-to-get ingredients. I guess a New York example would be a BEC sandwich. But that's mainly because, as satisfying as they are grabbed on the go in the morning, at home you eat better than that. Phillie cheesesteaks don't really count, cuz it's hard to get steak sliced that thinly. (I'll bet no one in Japan makes Erotic Beef at home -- and I'll be the first to admit that my own attempts to slice the steak really thinly are, shall we say, awkward.) So I'm throwing it open to you guys. It seems like there ought to be tons of things that people really like but never make themselves. I just can't think of any. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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