Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Snacking State-by-State: Travels So Far

As a guide to what states and recipes I have explored so far in this new effort to teach myself about the flavors of every state in the Union, I am posting a handy index of what I've made and eaten so far since I started this project, now about a quarter of the way through. Starting with the next state coming up - Idaho - I will be dividing these rather lengthy posts up into individual recipes - instead I have been doing a post per state (two posts for large states). Eventually, the goal will be to repost the first twelve states (eleven states plus DC) in the same way.

Intro to the Project
(originally posted November 12, 2010)

Alabama (South / Deep South - originally posted November 21, 2010)

Fried Fruit Pies (Source: The Homesick Texan blog)
Fried Catfish with Hush Puppies (Source: Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Café Cookbook)

Alaska (Northwest - originally posted December 5, 2010)

How to prep a cedar plank for cooking (Source: eHow)
Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon (Source: The New Alaska Cookbook, Alder Plank Roasted Salmon)

Arizona (Southwest - originally posted December 19, 2010)

Breakfast Burro with Salsa del norte (Source: The Border Cookbook: Authentic Home Cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico)
Nopales con huevos (Source: AZCentral.com)

Arkansas (South - originally posted January 2, 2011)

Hoppin' John (Source: Butter Beans to Blackberries: Recipes from the Southern Garden)
Ozark Chocolate Gravy (Source: Saveur Magazine)

California (Southern and Northern) (West - originally posted January 16 & 23, 2011)

Cheese Quesadilla (Source: the author)
California Roll (Source: Sushi)
Date Shake (Source: Saveur Magazine)
Oven-Roasted Squash with Garlic and Parsley, with a salad of fresh greens and shallot vinaigrette (Source: Chez Panisse Vegetables)
Surefire Pork Shu-Mai (Source: Martin Yan's Chinatown Cooking, Surefire Chicken Shu-Mai)

Colorado (West - originally posted January 30, 2011)

Western (Denver) Omelette (Source: James A. Beard's American Cookery)
Best Bison Burger, New Mexican-style (Source: High Plains Bison recipe section)

Connecticut (Northeast / New England - originally posted February 13, 2011)

Semi-Clear Clam Chowder, Southern New England-Style (Source: The New England Clam Shack Cookbook)
Indian Pudding (Source: Food on the Food blog)

Delaware (Mid-Atlantic / South - originally posted February 27, 2011)

Easy Baked Chicken with Peach Vinaigrette, with Delaware Spoon Bread (Sources: Delmarva Poultry Industry recipe section for the chicken, About.com for the vinaigrette, A Collection of DelMarVa Recipes for the spoon bread)
Oysters on the Half-Shell (Source: the author)

District of Columbia (Mid-Atlantic / South - originally posted March 13, 2011)

US Senate Bean Soup (Source: Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook)
Doro Wot with Korean GamJa Salad and Curtido (Sources: Washington Post for the doro wot, YouTube user Tamar1973 for the GamJa salad, Epicurious.com for the curtido)

Florida (Northern and Southern) (South / Gulf Coast - originally posted March 27 & April 3, 2011)

Florida Barbecued Gulf Shrimp (Source: The Florida Cookbook: From Gulf Coast Gumbo to Key Lime Pie)
Iced (Sweet) Tea (Source: the author)
Cuban Sandwich (Source: Three Guys from Miami)
Key Lime Pie (Source: The Florida Cookbook: From Gulf Coast Gumbo to Key Lime Pie)

Georgia (South / Deep South - originally posted April 10, 2011)

Boiled Peanuts (Source: Paula's Home Cooking)
Peach Cobbler (Source: Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen)
Fruited Pork Chops with Caramelized Vidalia (Sweet) Onions (Source: Coca-Cola recipe website for both recipes)

Hawaii (West / Polynesia - originally posted April 24, 2011)

(Source: Food.com, Poi Maoli)
Spam Lumpia with Spam-Pineapple Stir-Fry (Source: Hawai'i's Spam Cookbook)

Mashup Recipes - original recipes I created using leftover ingredients from the four preceding states)

#1: Nopal and Cedar-Roasted Catfish Stir-Fry (using ingredients from my Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas posts - originally posted January 9, 2011)

#2: Denver Omelette Roll and Delmarva Roll (using ingredients from my California, Colorado, Connecticut and Delaware posts - originally posted March 6, 2011)

The next mashup is coming soon! Look for it May 1.