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No, Mark, it’s not King Syrup. 😛 It’s ketchup! Specifically, Heinz Ketchup. I hate any other brand of ketchup. (Thanks to Dan for pointing out that distinction in a conversation the other day.) We were talking about what we put on McDonald’s chicken nuggets. (Yes, they’re a diet no-no… but

So now, not only have I not tried shoo-fly pie, but I’ve learned that there is a difference between a “wet-bottom” and a “dry-bottom” crust on such a pie. Megan writes: “My grandmother made dry bottom Shoo-Fly pie when I was growing up, and I have to say, it’s always

How about chicken-corn soup as a favorite York County dish? A few weekends ago, when I was playing at a local Scrabble tournament (yes, I’m that dorky), our lunch consisted of some good hamburg barbecue (more on that topic, which proved very popular with you guys, in another post!) but

From the Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group’s most recent newsletter, here’s a recipe for a true local favorite, Shoo-Fly Pie. My favorite part about this? It features Mark’s favorite scrapple condiment, King Syrup! Shoo-Fly Pie 1 c. flour 2/3 c. light brown sugar 1 Tbsp. butter 1 c. King Syrup 1

I didn’t have one person (well, of the three who responded) get the “hamburg barbecue” quiz wrong. Of course, that’s the correct answer – hamburg barbecue – if you’re a Yorker. Megan says her husband (Hi, Neil!) gets totally frustrated and says there’s no such thing as “hamburg.” Joe says

I’ve been talking quite a bit about that meat-which-I-hate, scrapple. Well, one of my readers, Mark, chimed in with some really amazing information on what I had assumed was a Pennsylvania Dutch (and therefore German in origin) food: Short background, I was born and raised in York, graduated from Central