Philly market holds feast of forgotten foods

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The historic Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia is celebrating long-lost foods that were formerly local staples, from teaberry ice cream to fried oysters with chicken salad.

The third biennial Festival of Forgotten Foods, which takes place Saturday at the 121-year-old downtown market, is offering around a dozen examples of foods that were the hoagies, soft pretzels and water ice of their day. They were available everywhere and strongly associated with Philadelphia.

A market spokeswoman says everything will be offered in small sizes so intimidated eaters won’t be overwhelmed and adventurous foodies will have enough room to taste everything.

Some of the other old-fashioned foods at the festival will be pepper pot soup, fried catfish on a waffle with pepper hash and Wilbur Buds chocolates.



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