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  1. Eastern United States Megan Schnepp

  2. Northeastern U.S.

  3. Geography • Northeast (Usually humid) • New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont • Rugged, irregular coast • Rolling hills and forested mountains • Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania • Sandy beaches • Ridges, rivers, fertile plateaus, fresh water lakes

  4. History • New England • European settlers - political format • America’s first college • Immigrants from Canada, Ireland, Italy, and eastern Europe • Still maintains distinct cultural identity • Mid-Atlantic • “Melting pot” of new immigrants • Home of U.S. Continental Congress

  5. Torrey Farms • Largest vegetable-crop farm in New York • 10,000 acres (primarily muckland) • Thought to be the largest section of muckland in the world • Crops • Sweet corn, onions, carrots, cabbage, squash, cucumbers, and potatoes

  6. Megalopolis • Wall Street • New York Stock exchange • December 13, 1711 – NY City Common Council made Wall Street the city’s first official slave market for the sale and rental of enslaved Africans and Indians • Civil War economy boom • September 11th • Industry downturn in sizeable bonuses $6.5 billion • Lost $40 billion in insurance (largest insured event ever) • Effects of exports of goods

  7. Cultural Factors • Religion • Predominantly Roman Catholic (79%) • Rhode Island = highest % in Continental U.S. (54%) • Eastern Orthodox • Jewish • Hindus • Sikhs • Muslims • Buddhist

  8. Celebrations • Christmas in Hershey, Pennsylvania • Birthplace of chocolate and candy • New England Fourth of July • Salmon and fresh peas • Annual Greek Festival • NYC Sharon Springs Garden Party Festival

  9. Native Foods and Cooking Methods New England -Corn meal: johnny cakes, oysters, clam chowder, clam bakes. - Molasses and Rum (Triangle Trade) - Lobster, Potatoes (Maine: 2nd to Idaho) Yankee dishes – Commonly Thanksgiving - Baked beans, apple pies, baked turkey, pease porridge

  10. Food History • New England • Origin of Chocolate Chip Cookie – 1930 • Cheese Factory – 1822 • Coffee milk (Rhode Island state beverage) • Mid- Atlantic • Bagels and Cream cheese – 1872 • Buffalo wing • Bigelow Tea Company – 1940’s

  11. Food History • Union Oyster House – 1826 • Oldest continuously operation restaurant in America

  12. PIZZA! • Popular in America after WWII • New Yorks Little Italy 1905 • Cheeses (Mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, • parmesan, romano, ricotta) • New York Style – thin and flexible • Chicago Style – deep dish or thin crust • New Haven Style – chewy and tender • Old-Forge Style – non- leavened thick crust • St. Louis Style – provel cheese not mozzeralla • Tomato Pies – square cut, no cheese

  13. Sources http://torryfarms.geneseeny.com/ http://www.divinecaroline.com/life-etc/home-food/east-and-west-coast-cuisine-what%E2%80%99s-difference http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/08/nyregion/08ECON.html http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/Holiday-Celebrations-in-the-Northeast#.U1XWYOZdWAA http://newyorkstatefestivals.com/ https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Northeastern_United_States#Economy

  14. JavidKazimi What are the main differences in food habits between the eastern and western United States? Did your diet change when you moved to the western part of the states? Why did you move here? When? Are there any events/ceremonies you celebrated there that you don’t here? What are some foods that you miss eating that you can’t get here on the west coast?