Category Archives: Midwestern food

Adventures in Home Cooking: Horseshoe Sandwiches!


I haven’t had a chance to visit my lovely hometown of Springfield, IL in more than a year now, and I have long been craving its famous native dish: the horseshoe.  I had wanted to try making one myself ever since I saw it on Man V. Food and got more than little nostalgic for my hometown and its famous dish.   As mentioned in my earlier post, the Horseshoe sandwich is a dish that is limited almost exclusively to the relatively small city of Springfield.

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Dispatches from the land of cheese Pt 1: The Horseshoe

Looking out at the area surrounding Springfield, IL it is easy to forget there is anything around besides the endless acres of soybeans and corn.  Within this seemingly endless and  amazingly flat sea of corn and beans lies my hometown the capital of Illinois and the center of everything Abraham Lincoln related.    Not a bustling metropolis by any means at 100,000 people, this corn-rowed paradise still has its own original culinary creation: the horseshoe sandwich. All kidding aside, I am rather fond of my hometown, and I would die for a bar or restaurant in this area that could serve me a horseshoe.


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