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From the mighty cheesesteak to the comforting tomato pie, Philly and Pennsylvania are proud of our long-held food traditions. But what about the lesser-known histories of such classics as whoopie pies, banana splits, and, yes, scrapple? Deputy food editor Joseph Hernandez will be joined by Inquirer contributor and Emmy-award winning host of WHYY’s Check, Please! Philly, Kae Lani Palmisano, to discuss her recent reporting on these overlooked regional classics, and how whimsy and curiosity play important roles in her research as a food writer.

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