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A Cookbook Map Reveals What’s Hot In American Regional Cuisine

A Cookbook Map Reveals What’s Hot In American Regional Cuisine

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who’s invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.

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Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buttermilk Pie? What? It sounds weird, but apparently it has a cult-like following in the longhorn state. It’s essentially a simple buttermilk and brown sugar custard pie, often flavored with a bit of vanilla and sometimes citrus zest. Kim Laidlaw decided to take it upon herself to come up with the ultimate version for the holidays.

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Super Bowl Eating: Half-time Black Eyed Peas

Super Bowl Eating: Half-time Black Eyed Peas

Salad for the Super Bowl? Why not? Especially when it’s Texas caviar made with half-time-themed Black Eyed Peas.

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Fritos Misto

Fritos Misto

| December 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

As we were all gathered around the coffee table chatting, I asked my friend Rebecca what she had been up to.

She told us she had recently worked some swank party for 500 or so guests that had employed some 80 chefs, Rebecca being one of them. Apparently, it was so swank that she was not allowed to specify names or locations. What she did mention, however, was that she was in charge of making fritto misto for all 500 guests. In other words, fried seafood platters for the entire population of Dow City, Iowa.

“Wow. five hundred?” I asked, “How many bags of Fritos did you go through?”

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