March 17, 2009

And today's famous Cincinnati food is...

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Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!

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Applause!

33 comments:

Peter V. Bella said...

After the Chili yestersay, Ice Cream for breakfast is probably a good idea.

David said...

I scream, you scream--it's that kind of day.

amba said...

**moan**

rocketeer67 said...

Ahhh, Graeter's! Do they still sell "seconds" from the dairy?...you know, chocolate chunk ice cream with chunks that are too big (?!)- that sort of thing?

Been to a UDF yet? They used to be good, anyway.

Beth said...

I want that.

knox said...

*envy*

traditionalguy said...

Feasting on food and fellowship in Cincinnati. Let the good times roll at the Althouse on the River Spring break trip. And remember Ann, that too much of a good thing is wonderful.

michael farris said...

I'm sorry, that color ice cream is now forever linked with the movie Savage Grace in my mind.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379976/

Not for the squeamish, close to the end is one of the most disturbing scenes in cinema history.

rhhardin said...

Check out the Cincinnati Egg Salad Sandwich.

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

And, as was mentioned in another thread another good Cincinnati ice cream is UDF.

And the best place to get soem is in the Rookwood Ice Cream Parlor in the Museum Center at Union Terminal.

An entire room decked out in 1930's Rookwood tile, and hand-dipped ice cream!

Joan said...

Black raspberry chocolate chip is the best ice cream flavor ever. I've never been to Cincinnati, but in western MA, the place for raspberry chocolate chip is Kimball's.

MadisonMan said...

Forget the ice cream, I want that green table!

amba said...

How about a commune where people sit around in a circle and eat chocolate chip blackberry ice cream?

Dan Karipides said...

Ann...never been a Cincinnati Chili fan, but Graeter's Ice Cream is something I miss terribly.

If you have time, have dinner at the Montgomery Inn (either in Montgomery or the boathouse on the river). Their ribs are so good that I've converted many a "Ribs? I don't like ribs?" person to "When can we go back???"

Montgomery + Graeter's would be a good taste of Cincinnati. I'm jealous just thinking about it...

Reid Farmer said...

That flavor of Graeter's is the best ice cream ever! I'm fortunate in that they have just started selling it here in Denver

pj said...

For those of us who have never had it - is it kind of like a less sweet, more fruit-based Cherry Garcia?

Ann Althouse said...

I've never had Ben & Jerry's ice cream. It's not supposed to be very good, is it?

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

Okay Althouse; whatever Liberal cred you had I think you just lost it!

rocketeer67 said...

Comparing Graeter's to Ben & Jerry's is...not at all possible, I'm afraid.

rocketeer67 said...

Also, perfesser - nice subtle Wisconsin/Vermont snub there, if I may say so. It benefits from being true, of course.

dick said...

Actually you can order Graeter's ice cream online and have it shipped to you. It is worth it. Best ice cream I ever tasted. Their sorbets are also outstanding.

Amrit Ray said...

Nice food. I like hot stuff. Joy

Chris said...

Cincinnati favorites...

If you have a chance, try Aglamesis Bros.

I also recommend you find some place that serves goetta for breakfast! I can't remember the name of the place, but I seem to recall one that looked like a big red barn...

DADvocate said...

Several years ago, Oprah declared Graeter's her favorite. Now you know why she can't keep weight off. Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip is exquisite. At work we have a monthly birthday party. Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip is the only constant on the menu.

dick said...

Goetta I can live without although it is better than it sounds.

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

The Red Barn is Bob Evans.

Great breakfasts; the other meals aren't bad either.

pj said...

Ben and Jerry's is pretty bad imo - too sweet-with the exception of Cherry Garcia which is basically vanilla/cherryish ice cream base with cherries and bitter chocolate - the bitter chocolate takes the edge off their usual flaw and it's pretty good.

Father Martin Fox said...

Ann:

By the way--and I recognize I'm rather late in telling you this, I'm sorry--but when in Cincinnati, not only must you try every food item particular to Cincinnati, you must also rave that it's the very best you've ever had.

Always. Everywhere. Without exception.

Because anyone who is from Cincinnati -- and anyone who has lived there -- knows that everything is the best from Cincinnati.

That's just how we are in the Hermit Kingdom.

dick said...

Here is a recipe for goetta which is a lot like scrapple for those who have had that one.

2-3 pounds pork shoulder
8 cups water
3-4 cups chopped onion
2 large bay leaves
2 ribs celery, chopped with leaves
1 tablespoon salt, or more to taste
1 tablespoon pepper, or more to taste
Poultry seasoning to taste
3 cups pinhead oats

Cut meat into big pieces and put in pot with water, onions, bay, celery, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and lower to simmer.

Cook, uncovered, and stirring occasionally, for 2 hours. Meat should be real tender and fall off bone if that’s what you’re using. Strain and chop meat finely. Set meat and veggies aside. Pour liquid back into pan and add pinhead oats. Bring to a boil, then lower to asimmer.

Cook, uncovered, stirring often, for another 2 hours. Mixture will be thick. Add meat,veggies, and seasonings. Simmer another 1 -2 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Line 3-4 loaf pans with aluminum foil and spray each one. Pour goetta into pans, packing down firmly. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate. For a creamy, softer goetta, cover pans. Uncovered, you get a crisper crust.

Keeps for a couple weeks in frig, or several months in freezer. To serve, slice goetta and fry with pieces of bacon.


It is OK but not something I would go out of my way to eat.

BJM said...

Hmmm...the photo looks more like beet sorbet; don't laugh, it's quite tasty.

We were gifted six pints of Greater's at Christmas, one of which was their legendary Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip. Divoon.

bearing said...

I have several pounds of sliced goetta in my freezer, custom-made for us by my husband's grandmother.

Nyah nyah.

I like to fry it in a dry nonstick skillet till really crispy, and then put a couple poached eggs on top. The rest of my family likes it with ketchup.

I also prefer UDF to Graeters...

daniel john said...

Cool Idea! After chili the best place to get soem is in the Rookwood Ice Cream Parlor in the Museum Center at Union Terminal.

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