Cooking & USA. Southern states

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Cooking & USA. Southern states

Do you want to eat – go to the South! Southern cuisine is always the bright, unusual, with a lot of flavors and generous to new discoveries. The United States – is no exception! The southern regions of the country are not only landscapes but also the culinary predilections, brought from all over the world and mix on this earth in an amazing kaleidoscope. In favor of Southern cuisine American states had their say once Elvis Presley’s waist, to change in volume due to the love for her.

Country: USA

Official name: United States of America

USA on the map of the world: a country in North America, the capital – Washington. United States border with Canada to the north, the south with Mexico and Russia through the sea border. The United States by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Arctic Ocean on the north.

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We turn to the United States Bole warm regions and look at their menu. What is worth trying, traveling to Texas and California, Arizona and New Mexico, the two Carolinas, Georgia – Georgia’s namesake and around the south, southeast and southwest of the country?

California cuisine pampers fruit and vegetable variety and mix of dishes from different countries have taken root in these fertile lands and the most unexpected combination of spices. Recipes California dishes are very extravagant.


California menu

Style culinary predilections south-eastern states formed the Spanish, Indian and neighboring Mexican cuisine. One of its variants – Tex-Mex (Tex-Mex cuisine), born Union of Mexican cuisine and menu Texas Cowboys: different types of barbecue, stews, chili, salsa, nachos, tacos and burritos. Southeast chefs create the most amazing dishes on a combination of products like side dish of corn bread with oysters and glazed sweet potatoes with marshmallow roast, which, however, have taken root throughout the country.


Orleans cuisine

A separate line in the US culinary atlas can enter CajunNew Orleans cuisine, deserves the title of the most sophisticated in the country, because it came together at the same time the tradition of Spanish, French, South American, African and flavored with Indian spices. Kazhdunskoy Orleans cuisine was named after the Cajun – immigrants of French-Canadian origin who live to the west and south of New Orleans.

The dishes are typical of this cuisine is very sharp because of the large amount of chilli pepper. In the menu you can see the Cajun cuisine jambalaya and gumbo dishes like Asian pilaf with vegetables and sauce, which prepare them from different kinds of meat and seafood.

Kitchen US southern states called home southern cooking – High-quality home southern food. African-American version of southern cuisine is also called the “cooking in the style of soul.” How else to call an abundance of dishes fried, thick sauces and sweet?

Dishes on the grill – the card of the southerners. Chicken grilled Fred chicken, beef steaks country-fried steak, pork and ribs and all greens, black beans, white and tomato sauces, soups, crab she-crab soup and cutlets of meat as Maryland crab cakes. It is not that tasty and not at home?


Tex-Mex – Texas motives

A pair of major Mexican music in the kitchen of the south of the USA:

Fajitas – roast beef, wrapped in corn tortillas, tortilla, is directly related to a Texas cowboy who lived on the Mexican border, who received their keep thin strips of meat remaining after slaughtering.

Shili Con Carne – minced stew with spicy peppers and beans. Dish, born on the Texas borderlands became the first in the history of American semi-finished product. Originally it was made of beef jerky, bacon, dried chili peppers and salt thoroughly mixed and compacted in the form of bricks. This dish godilos for long crossings.

Okra – a classic southern region and one of the national dishes, in this case, it is not just a vegetable, as it is a separate dish made from stewed meat or seafood. It is believed that the original recipe has been lost, but enthusiasts of cooking by many experiments trying to reproduce the primordial version of this dish. At least find out exactly what must be present in the composition of celery, onions and peppers.

Porridge – porridge, or do not like, or like very much. American Southerners refer to the latter. For they eat the porridge, not only in the morning, and at any time. States from Louisiana to South Carolina even nicknamed “belt cooks.”

Calorie Desserts just south of the country is to respect and inspires fear for weight – cakes with pecans, peaches, sweet potatoes open a list of what we call “something for tea.”

National dishes

Perhaps, today of all the traditional dishes of the south of the United States, today we will give preference to desserts – peach cobbler is inverted and pineapple cake.


Peach cobbler – a long-standing tradition of the American South with the divine aroma of ripe peaches and crispy buttery crust. The recipe for this dessert is transmitted in the family from generation to generation and, as usual, in each – his!


150 g butter
180 – 200 g flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup milk
400-500 g of fresh peaches (slices)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
cinnamon, nutmeg to taste 1 tbsp brown sugar


Melt the butter and pour into a baking dish. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, milk and 1 cup sugar. Pour batter on top of the oil, not stirring! A glass of sugar, lemon juice and slices of peaches warm over low heat to boiling, cool slightly and pour over the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg mass with a spoon of brown sugar. Bake until golden brown about 40 minutes in the preheated oven

Upside down pineapple cake.

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100 g butter
150 g of brown sugar
1 can of pineapple rings
1 can of canned or glass of fresh cherries
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 eggs
160 – 200 g flour
Sugar 125 g
50 g butter
3-4 tablespoons syrup from pineapple


Melted butter poured on the bottom of the form, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake in the oven for 3-4 minutes, then remove and place it over the entire surface of the ring of pineapple and place in center of each ringlet cherry. All other components are mixed in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds and then for 3-4 minutes at the highest. Pour the batter into the pan on top of pineapple and bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove the form from the oven, put a couple of minutes on a wet towel and immediately invert on a serving plate upside down. It can be accomplished drizzle syrup left over from the pineapple.

Bon appetit!

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