Nearly all American cuisine comes from a melting pot of
ethnic recipes infused with regional ingredients and cooking techniques. No
matter where you call home, nothing is more comforting than a down-home meal of
comfort foods! Ready for a menu that spans the United States? Then help yourself
to the best comfort foods from around the country.
Known for their signature chowders and corn-based meals,
which are a result of early Native American influences, these Yanks know how to
cook up some "wicked" good eats. Nothing beats waking up to a heaping
stack of Johnny cakes on a crisp, cool morning or warming up with a hot
"cupachowda" and blueberry slump—a concoction of hot fruit and
dumplings—on a blustery New England afternoon. For clam-free chowder that'll
make you as happy as a clam saved from a soup bowl and for Johnny cakes and
blueberry slump that our founding fathers would've liked to have gotten their
forks into, check out our vegan takes on these New England
Corn Chowder Johnny Cakes Blueberry Slump
Welcome to America's
Breadbasket, where "amber waves of grain" are predominant in the
farmlands and fertile soil of the block of states, stretching from Ohio to the Dakotas.
Influenced by the ethnic cooking of early Scandinavian,
Dutch, and German settlers, at the heart of every generously portioned Midwest dinner is a simple stick-to-your ribs recipe,
with no fancy or exotic seasonings. Take a hearty and humane helping of our
vegan versions of three classic Midwestern meals: pasties, macaroni and
"cheese," and apple dumplings.
Pasties Vegan Mac &
Cheese Apple Dumplings
Y'all know you're in the South by the humidity in the air
and the sweet tea on your table! The South is one of the most colorful and
distinctive regions in the country.
Traditional Southern cooking is an amalgam of tried and true
recipes of Native Americans, African slaves, and subsistence farmers who all
learned from one another to use native ingredients in creative ways. If you're
fixin' to cook up some yummy vegan vittles, then get down with our down-home
recipes for hushpuppies that'll have you howling, "chicken" and
dumplings that'll make you crow, and shoofly pie that'll give your taste buds
Hushpuppies 'Chicken' and
DumplingsShoofly Pie Fried 'Chicken'
With its arid atmosphere and magical landscape of deserts
and starkly beautiful, open spaces, the Southwest, which comprises Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, is
one of America's
Common ingredients in Southwestern cuisine, which is a
combination of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American dishes, include chilies,
tortillas, tomatoes, red pepper, cumin, and cinnamon. For a signature
Southwestern feast featuring this region's traditional flavors, chow down on
our carne-free chili and our vegan version of buñuelos—a Mexican Christmas
treat made of fried, sweet tortillas topped with sugar and cinnamon.
Chili Quinoa With Fresh Cilantro
The Pacific Northwest, which includes Washington,
Oregon, and Idaho,
is renowned for rainy days, laid-back living, lush green forests, and
breathtaking mountain ranges such as the Cascades and the Rockies.
The sea, which has always played a major part in the life
and culture of the Pacific Northwest, has also
had a big influence on regional food favorites. Shepherd's pie, a traditional
British dish, in which the ingredients of the "pie" are covered with
a blanket of baked mashed potatoes; sailor skillet bread, a slightly sweet
treat baked in a hot skillet; and creamy chocolate bread pudding with rum sauce
are enduring favorites of seafaring folks. Set the course—and your table—for
these vegan versions that are sure to "shiver yer timbers."
Shepherd's PieSailor Skillet Bread Chocolate Bread
Pudding With Rum Sauce
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