The Best Regional Cuisines to Try
Whether you've traveled the world or still live in the town you grew up in, chances are you've tried the regional cuisine of a distant place.
One great thing about the United States is that it's a country with so much culinary diversity. Some of our signature dishes come from far-flung places, while others are home-grown inventions, but all have a unique American flavor that reflects the evolving and enterprising nature of our country.
Regional cuisine is about more than just food; it tells a story. Of course, it depends on the availability of certain meat or produce in a given area, but that's not all. Each regional dish exists in part because of immigration, innovation, wars, and other historically significant conditions. In that way, food is a large part of the American story.
On a lighter note, it's lots of fun to cook regional dishes. It can be a great way to break the monotony of the everyday meal, and maybe even learn about a new spice or two.
You might want to make a romantic night of it. Let your man join you in the kitchen and cook up some steamy, delicious treats. Then light a few candles, turn on some music, and enjoy a romantic getaway that requires only some simple ingredients and your imagination. In the recent economic climate, who couldn't use a little "vacation"?