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lauded by critics for the emergence of its culinary scene, offering everything from Southern staples through to haute cuisine. Centuries of immigration into America by other nationalities has left not only a strong cultural lega- cy, but also a vibrant multi-ethnic restaurant scene in many towns and cities. Tucson hails itself as the Mexican Food Capital of the United States. Wherever you go in the US, you will discover regional dishes rooted in the very fabric of the area’s history and culture. Chicago has its famous deep- dish pizza, created by Italian immigrants in the 1940s. If it’s barbecues you like, Memphis stages the annual World Championship Barbecue Contest, (May 14-16, 2015) attended by 100,000 people. But you can also choose from Carolina, Texas and Kansas-style barbecues. Then there is jambalaya, crawfish pie and po’boys


from Louisiana, Mississippi catfish, Florida’s key lime pie, soft-shell crabs from Maryland, shrimp and grits


from the South, San Francisco sourdough bread, buffalo wings from Buffalo, New York, the Philly cheese steak, New York hotdogs, chicken fried steak from Texas, New England clam chowder and many more.


CARIBBEAN CUISINE


Seven nations have ruled the US Virgin Islands over the centuries, resulting in a cultural diversity that is evident through its unique cuisine. Among local delicacies are kallaloo (a stew of okra, local greens, meat,


seafood and spices), fungi (a cornmeal


polenta-like dish) and Johnny cake (a deep-fried unleavened bread). America’s strong drinks industry also underpins its food scene. Wine is now produced in every US state – there is even a winery in Orlando that blends and bottles its own creations – and there has been a real explosion in the number of microbreweries and craft beers. The St Petersburg/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail is an hour-long drive which winds from the coastal resorts of Treasure Island in the south through to Tarpon Springs in the north and connects some of Florida’s oldest, newest and most-noted craft brewer- ies. The 14 independent breweries visited on the trail represent the single largest concentration of brewer- ies in all of Florida. It is probably best not to head out on a shopping trip to a local mall after sampling the beers on the trail, though.


From a Lexington BBQ through Maine lobsters and Silver Hills Winery in Nebraska, the US can satisfy every taste


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