Luchadores and Klansmen at the stores? A Food Fight? What is Steve talking about? Is he becoming a Luchadore Klansman in an Epic Food Fight? Find out!
Sorry for the quick show, but life has been kinda throwing curveballs at us and we’ve been a bit busy with looking for a place of our own and maintaining our sanity during this pandemic.
Show favorite and local musician, Dr. Westchesterson had lost both of his parents due to COVID-19 in the past few weeks. Our hearts go out to him and his family for they’re loss. After his father passed, he wrote a song which we played.
Enter the Food Fight: Civil War! We line up foods from the North and the South and we’re leaving the choices to the listeners to decide who will take dominance over the food? Will the south rise up against the northern tastebuds? Will The north reign supreme and free your tongues!
This will be a single elimination game with sixteen contenders fighting dominance in each bracket category.
Food Fight Categories
- The Sweet Stuff – sweet beverages, desserts, or dishes.
- Stay Savory Y’all – Savory dishes to give you a good umami feeling.
- You Salty Dog! – Salty dishes when sweet doesn’t quite do it for you.
Vote for your favorites at our site!
The Contenders For The Sweet Spot
Moxie v. Dr. Pepper
Moxie was the first carbonated beverage made in America its distinctive flavor is popular throughout the New England area of the U.S. since 1876. The drink was made in Lowell, MA and is the official drink of Maine.
Dr. Pepper was created in Waco, TX in 1880 but not sold nationally until 1904. It’s 23 flavors makes it a distinct beverage. And although the urban legend started in the 1930’s, it does not contain prune juice according to the company.
Birch Beer vs. Sarsaparilla
Birch Beer is made from the oils from the black birch tree. A very popular drink in the Northeastern states. One of the well known companies that makes it is Polar Beverage Co. which is headquartered in Worcester, MA.
Sarsaparilla was originally made from a blend of birch oil and sassafras, the dried root bark of the sassafras tree. It’s a very distinct flavored beverage primarily popular in the south.
Coffee Milk vs. Sweet Tea
Coffee milk is a drink made by mixing coffee syrup or coffee extract and milk together in a manner similar to chocolate milk. It is the official state drink in Rhode Island.
Sweet tea is a popular style of iced tea commonly consumed in the south. Sweet tea is regarded as an important regional staple item in the cuisine of the South. The availability of sweet tea in restaurants and other establishments is popularly used as an indicator to gauge whether an area can be considered part of the South.It’s not unusual to find sweet tea with a sugar level as high as 22 brix which is twice as much as Coca-Cola.
Brown Bread vs. Gingerbread
New England or Boston brown bread is a type of dark, slightly sweet steamed bread (usually a quick bread) popular in New England. It is cooked by steam in a can, or cylindrical pan.
Boston brown bread’s colour comes from a mixture of flours, usually a mix of several of the following: cornmeal, rye, whole wheat, graham flour, and from the addition of sweeteners like molasses and maple syrup. Leavening most often comes from baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) though a few recipes use yeast. Raisins are often added. The batter is poured into a can, and steamed in a kettle. While most variations are quick breads, and can be made in less than an hour, several commercial brands are available. Brown bread is somewhat seasonal, being served mostly in fall and winter, and is frequently served with baked beans.
Now one can argue that gingerbread is a northern thing too, but hear me out. Most of the Gingerbread I have had in the north has been cookies or hard. Southern Gingerbread is lighter and more cake like than it’s northern counterparts.
Boston Cream Pie vs Sweet Potato Pie
A Boston cream pie is an American dessert consisting of a yellow butter cake filled with custard or cream and topped with chocolate glaze. What more can I say, but it’s the official dessert of Masschusetts and varieties of it have popped up everywhere including the Boston Cream Donut.
Sweet potato pie is a traditional dessert, originating in the Southern United States. It is often served during the American holiday season, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas in place of pumpkin pie, which is more traditional in other regions of the United States. Yes, up here in the north we have some folks that make this too, but it’s mostly down south
Fluffernutter vs. Moon Pie
A simple peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich that hailed out of my home state, Fluffernutter is a New England staple. Yes you can add other things to it like Nutella, bananas or whatever, but just the two ingredients and two slices of bread are a real comfort food for us up here in the Northeast.
A MoonPie is an American confection, popular across much of the United States, which consists of two round graham cookies, with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in a flavored coating. The snack is often associated with the cuisine of the South, where they are traditionally accompanied by an RC Cola.
Girbraltars vs. Pecan Pralines
Salem Gibralter are an old-fashioned candy associated with Salem, Massachusetts in the United States. The Gibraltar was the first candy commercially sold in the United States. It is still being sold in Salem at Ye Olde Pepper Companie still today. They only come in Mint and Lemon flavors that get milder as they age, but never expire.
The praline is a southern tradition, commonly made with sugar, corn syrup, milk, butter, and pecan halves. It’s a confection with a history as rich as its flavor.
Pralines have a creamy consistency, similar to fudge. They are usually made by combining sugar (often brown), butter, cream or buttermilk, and pecans in a pot over medium-high heat, and stirring constantly until most of the water has evaporated and it has reached a thick texture with a brown color. This is then usually dropped by spoonfuls onto wax paper or a sheet of aluminum foil greased with butter, and left to cool.
Joe Froggers vs. Snickerdoodle
Joe Froggers are 200-year-old New England cookie royalty, and even if the name isn’t a familiar one to you, spend a little time here and before long you’ll be reaching for the molasses so you never have to be without them again. Unlike Ginger Snaps – Joe Frogger cookies have a lightly crisp edge and a soft, chewy center.
A snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, and flour, and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Snickerdoodles are characterized by a cracked surface and can be crisp or soft depending on the ingredients used. Although this cookie has made it’s way up north, it’s one of the favorites in the southern states according to sources.
Music This Week:
- Dr. Westchesterson – I Ain’t Ready
- Houdini Roadshow – Rocksteady
- Leo Moracchioli – Sail
- Sven Gali – Now
- Benevolent Like Quietus – Mad World
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