American Food… More Than Burgers and Fries?

I’ve been playing Red Dead Redemption recently and it’s sparked off, yet again, something which I’ve wanted to do for a while: drive across the US.

I want to see the open plains, the wide open spaces and the rocky mountains. I want to dance in New Orleans and cross the Mojave to Vegas. But now I’ve also had another idea- Food.

I’ve already seen DC and a little bit of New York and Philadelphia, but that was on a college trip and we were forced to go around in groups. Unfortunately i got lumbered with a group who weren’t very adventurous when it came to cuisine. So my experience of American food basically consists of McDonalds and Buffalo Wings. Not great. And here’s a photograph of Benjamin Franklin next to the Liberty Bell:

America surely has more to offer than burgers and french fries. What about soul food? What about grits and Hoagies? Trying different foods and experimenting with ingredients is something I do a lot. To travel across America sampling the food, the more I think about it, is something I really want to do.

I’ll add the journey to the list… But who says you need to go across the Atlantic to try it? I could always try and recreate some classic American dishes myself… Right?


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