Thursday, September 15, 2011

Favorite Hoosier foods?

September 15, 2011

We asked library visitors to the "Food for Thought" exhibit hosted at the West Lafayette Public Library in late August/early September this question: "what is your favorite Indiana food?" 

We received these responses:
  • Butter
  • Chicken and Noodles
  • Corn on the cobb
  • Corn pudding
  •  Elephant Ears
  •  Fried catfish and onion rings: Every locally owned restaurant (almost) has fried catfish & onion rings.  Fish frys throughout the state, etc. 
  • Hog roast & sweet corn
  • Indiana corn
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Rhubarb pie
  • Sweet tea : showing up in restaurants in mid North Indiana; long time in South Hoosierland! 
  • Watermelon

Do we include YOUR favorite Hoosier food in this list?  

What would YOU like to add to this list of favorite Indiana foods?


  1. You can send information about your West Lafayette Food Memories via our email address:, or visit our office hours:
    Tues 10-11:30 AM and Thursday 1-2:30 @ New Chauncey Housing Inc. (279 Littleton) or
    Wednesday 5-6 PM at the West Lafayette Public Library