Philadelphian Dishes

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Cheesesteak

Cheesesteak was created in the 20th century by combining beef and cheese in a loaf of bread. The inventor is subject to debate however Pat and Harry Oliver are credited with the invention. The Oliver brothers started out in a hot dog stand but quickly expanded to a permanent restaurant from demand of the sandwich. Later different meats and cheeses were experimented with such as rib-eye or other beef cuts and american of provolone cheese.

Soft Pretzels

These chewy creations were originally created in Europe around the middle ages however early German and Swiss immigrants introduced the recipe to North America. A lot of wheat mills in the Pennsylvanian country side produced these delicacies. They were then shipped to Philadelphia to then be traded or sold. Soon the industrial era was booming and Soft Pretzels became mass produced in Philadelphia. These treats are commonly seasoned with salt.

Hoagie Sandwich

The Hoagie is Philadelphia's official sandwich. Hoagie is an abbreviation of Hog Island Sandwich. It consists of two pieces of bread with meats, cheese, vegetables, and sauces. These sandwiches have not only become popular at sub shops but pizzerias as well.

Italian Ice

This is not shaved ice but rather an ice delicacy made by the same process as ice cream. It includes flavoring that can be natural or artificial. Ingredients are mixed in while being frozen and include sugar, ice and flavoring.

The City of Philadelphia

This city is the largest city in Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1682 to be the capitol by William Penn. 1.5 million people live in this city and it is the fifth most populous city in the country. It is the home of the first Bank of the United States. The declaration of independence and the constitution were both signed in this great city. This city hosts many sports teams including:the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, 76ers, and many others.