Tasty eating places?
I came across this old Swiss postcard recently which had been posted in 1903 from Zurich to a town named Egg. Curiosity aroused I consulted Wiki and found that Egg is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zurich. The town has been connected to the centre of Zurich since 1912 by the Forchbahn, a meter-gauge railway line and tramway.
However, the town’s name Egg reminded me of two foodie place names in south-east England… namely the hamlet of Ham and the town of Sandwich, both close enough to be linked together on a well-photographed road-sign providing continuous amusement to passing motorists and perhaps making them hungry! Whilst there may be other food-related pairings around the world, there are many single locations reminding one of food to suit various palettes. For example, New York has Almond in Allegany County and Butternuts in Otsego County; then there is Burnt Corn in Alabama perhaps overdone on Barbecue in North Carolina? I’ve already mentioned Egg in Switzerland, but there’s also a Rottenegg in neighbouring Austria and the community of Two Egg in Florida. Whilst Tenderloin in downtown San Francisco may appeal to most there could be a more basic taste for Cow Head in Labrador, Canada. Americans may enjoy Turkey and Toast as a supper snack as they are both located in North Carolina, and to add extra taste they have a Tomato in Arkansas. For those with a sweeter tooth there’s Jam in Iran and a Banana in both Kiribati and Queensland. Meanwhile in the UK, Cocks can be found in Cornwall and Christmas Pie in Surrey. But if all that adds up to a confusing menu, perhaps it was created in Hell’s Kitchen, the well-known neighbourhood of New York!
Do any readers have other suggestions to add to this short list?
Image + words © Ed Buziak 2018.
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