Culinary Adventures in the USA

One of the best things about travelling throughout the States is finding the smaller, locally owned diners and restaurants. Having lived and travelled throughout many regions here in the States, I can attest to memories of places that are associated with very specific flavors. For example, I went to college in the Pacific Northwest (Go Geoducks Go!) and my culinary memory of that place is smoked salmon from the Skokomish Indian Tribe. My memory of my years spent in Michigan is the flavor of venison and wild rice, cooked with foraged mushrooms and onions. The UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) is all about pasties (meat and veggie pies that can keep you going for a whole day). Louisiana is full of flavor: shrimp creole, gumbo, jambalaya, dirty rice, and Hoppin' John. San Jose has SO MANY delicious food options from all over the world but (for me) the flavor of San Jose is La Vic's Orange Sauce.

Every region has it's own flavor, brought together by the influences of many cultures. This goes way beyond the hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries that are considered typical "American" foods. With new people comes new cultures, new music, new styles, and new flavors...all adding in to the mix. Our diversity is our strength, so let's bring it all together. There's plenty of room in the kitchen and at the table!

All-American Cooking

All-American Cookbook, book cover
American Home Cooking, book cover
New Native Kitchen, book cover
An African American Cookbook, book cover
The all-American Truck-stop Cookbook, book cover
One Big Table, book cover

A Taste of New England

In Cod We Trust, book cover
The Lost Kitchen, book cover
New England Invite, book cover
Provincetown Seafood Cookbook, book cover
The New England Clam Shack Cookbook, book cover
Cape Cod Chef's Table, book cover

Hello New York!

The NYC Kitchen Cookbook, book cover
Brooklyn Rustic, book cover
The Big New York Sandwich Book, book cover
Rao's Classics, book cover
 Give My Swiss Chards to Broadway, book cover
Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook, book cover

Great Lakes Region/Native American Cooking

Fresh Midwest, book cover
Wild Rice Goose and Other Dishes of the Upper Midwest, book cover
Heartland, book cover
Tempt Me, book cover
Native American Recipes, book cover
Wild Game Cooking, book cover

Next week we will continue our culinary adventure through the United States, heading South and West for our regional flavor tour. And there will be Veggie and Vegan options as well. Until Next Time....