America is a melting pot filled with many influences in its culinary traditions. From sea to shining sea, one can discover a multitude of regional American dishes that range in flavor, cooking style, and history.
Beginning as far west as Hawaii, there is a true smorgasbord of influences in popular dishes like the Hawaiian Loco Moco and Hawaiian Macaroni Salad among others. Heading eastbound we stop in California where both the Cobb Salad and Mai Tai were invented.
Continuing further east we can pause in Louisiana, home to dishes like Shrimp Etouffée and Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya. Heading north from the Gulf Coast there are tons of unique culinary regions.
From Buttermilk Fried Chicken to Baked Macaroni and Cheese and Hummingbird Cake, the South is full of delicious soul food and southern sweets. Meanwhile Maryland Crab Cakes give way to New England Lobster Rolls and Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes.
It's easy to find a food adventure spanning the entire United States in your own kitchen with these delicious regional American recipes.