Reading Terminal Market festival celebrates city’s forgotten foods

    Back in the 19th century, there were no cheesesteaks. But there were catfish aplenty in the Schuylkill, so residents snapped them up and put ’em on waffles.

    It’ll probably be one of the less appealing forgotten foods served at the Reading Terminal Market today. The market is celebrating Philadelphia’s food history with samples of the dishes of our past.

    From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can check out oyster stew, paw paw ice cream and other snacks at the Festival of Forgotten Foods. One of the sweeter treats is Wilbur Buds, the chocolate Philadelphians ate before Hershey made the Kiss.

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