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Happy Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, North, Northeast, Northwest, Regions, South, Southeast, Southwest, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |

All of us here at Foodie Travel USA wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.  We’d like to take this opportunity to say a simple “thank you” for reading our posts. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy putting it together and digging into flavors from coast to coast. While gearing up for the holiday, some of us stopped to reflect and share memories, insights and even some home-cooking tips from past Thanksgivings.

Thanksgiving Culinary Traditions

November 6th, 2018|Categories: Americana Recipes, Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic Recipes, Midwest, North, Northeast, Northwest, Recipes, Regions, South, Southeast, Southern Recipes, Southwest, West Coast|Tags: , |

Dressing or stuffing? Pumpkin or sweet potato pie? Brine, baste, roast or deep-fry the bird? What you consider to be the “correct” answer to these and other culinary questions about our nation’s annual Thanksgiving feast depend largely on where you live.

Tasty Tucson, Arizona

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Native American, Regions, Southwest, Southwestern|Tags: |

Driving through Tucson, Arizona introduces a landscape quite unlike any other in the United States—no matter which direction you look, there is a towering Saguaro cactus dotting the horizon. They’re found in abundance on this arid terrain, along with other types of cacti. You wonder if anything else can grow amidst such harsh weather—temperatures soar well north of 100°F in summer!

New Mexico is for Chile Lovers

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Regions, Southwest, Southwestern|Tags: , |

Nobody obsesses over peppers like the denizens of New Mexico. Not your uncle who holds the family record for eating jalapeños. Not your buddy who’s a self-professed “chili-head” and boasts shelves lined with hot sauces with punny names in his man cave. Not that lady who just pulled a bottle of hot sauce out of her purse at the restaurant table next to yours. Nobody. First of all, in the Land of Enchantment, peppers are called “chiles.” (“Chili” is that thick spicy soup with beans that may or may not have some meat in it.)