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Croquembouche
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Croquembouche

This French wedding cake is a caramel-wrapped tower of pastry balls.
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Koolickles
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Koolickles

Dill pickles soaked in Kool-Aid? Oh, yeah!
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Shrub
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Shrub

Before refrigeration, mixing fruit with sugar and vinegar extended its shelf life and made for a tasty drink.
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Shoofly Pie
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Shoofly Pie

Mornings in Amish country once called for pie-cake and coffee.
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Salsagheti
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Salsagheti

This Mexican candy reimagines a spaghetti dinner with spicy-sour gummy noodles and tamarind sauce.
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Maror
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Maror

The bitter herb served on Passover can be anything from horseradish to lettuce.
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St. Peter's Fish
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St. Peter's Fish

It's what you order when you're a Christian pilgrim at the Sea of Galilee.
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Switchel
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Switchel

Colonial Gatorade made from vinegar and molasses is back in style.
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Deep-Fried Peanuts
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Deep-Fried Peanuts

You eat the shell, too.
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Clam Apizza
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Clam Apizza

New Haven's signature pie combines staples from Rhode Island and Naples.
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Cel-Ray
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Cel-Ray

Quench your thirst with the refreshing taste of celery soda.
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Yule Log Cake
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Yule Log Cake

These holiday cakes link Christmas to the Norse god of lightning.
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Berger Cookies
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Berger Cookies

They're a Baltimore-specific guilty pleasure.
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Maine Wild Blueberries
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Maine Wild Blueberries

The sweet, tiny wild berries are only available for two months each year.
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Sugar on Snow
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Sugar on Snow

Where maple sap flows, all one needs to make taffy is snow.
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Kendal Mint Cake
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Kendal Mint Cake

The original energy bar.
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Durian
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Durian

The fruit so pungent it's banned from trains, hotels, and public places.
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