Welcome to St. Louis
May 30, 2008, 1:40 pm
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I was in St. Louis over the weekend and tasted a couple of new foods. I tried toasted ravioli. I’ve had them before; just frozen stuff and filled with cheese, but since this was the motherland of Toasted Ravioli, I had to see what “real” ones would be like. Beef is the traditional filling for St. Louis Toasted Ravioli, but the ones I had were filled with braised beef which I was told was quite different. They were pretty good but not spectacular.

While grocery shopping, I saw in the cheese aisle a container of cheese that looked like spaghetti. The next day, we went out to dinner and my salad course was topped with that very same cheese. I called it “spaghetti cheese”.

It turns out that it’s called Provel Cheese, and it’s a St. Louis delicacy. It’s more like a “cheeze product”. I think it’s a mixture of swiss, provolone, and cheddar. Personally, I think it tastes a lot like Laughing Cow cheese. ‘m glad that I stumbled on it and the opportunity to taste something different.

Then on Monday, we went to a winery/restaurant where I was so amused by this sign in the window:

Welcome to St. Louis!


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