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Eating Great From State To State

To me, one of the greatest joys of travel is getting a chance try the local cuisine. An unusual pasta sauce, a new twist on fish, a glass of regional wine — okay, I’ll admit it, I am pretty much just eating and drinking my way across the country! I love putting something new on the table each night, and everything tastes better when you know that the recipe and ingredients are authentic. Nobody can cook a chowder like the folks in New England, cheese grits just aren’t the same outside of Charleston, and the quickest way to satisfy my sweet tooth is a pie made with fresh Oregon salmonberries (good luck finding those in your neighborhood grocery!)

I also love discovering the ethnic flavor that a city has to offer. Sure, you can get great Chinese food in San Francisco and Cuban cuisine in Miami — but you’d also be amazed at how many small towns have a hidden pocket of unexpected culinary surprise (like finding a delicious Honduran groundnut stew in Selma, NC or a great Vietnamese hot pot in Doraville, GA.) This is a collection of my favorite recipes, tweaked to make them my own and organized by region of the country or the nationality to which they belong. Few of these dishes require equipment any more specialized than a whisk, and every one can be easily prepared in an RV kitchen. I will warn you that I’m fond of funky seasonings and flavored oils, but I’ve tried to include online shopping links for ingredients that might be hard to find in your local area (and you can always make substitutions.) My goal is to give you a literal taste of the areas we have visited — and I’ll be adding to the list regularly, as we continue our travels. Happy eating!

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