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Alabama pit stop: 5 of the best gas station barbecue joints

Alabama excels at the gas station barbecue a sub-genre of one of the few truly American cuisines which is tailor-made for lovers of the open road Gas station barbecue is just what it says it is: homespun food, cooked yards from the petrol pumps, in small kitchens. Ribs, pulled pork and chicken wings are served on paper plates at simple table defines inside the garages, overlooking aisles stacked with engine oil, anti-freeze and rubber hoses. It is not surprising Alabama excels at this road-trip cuisine of convenience: the deep souths…

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Make breakfast tacos , not war: Texas towns clash on who gets inventor claim

This week, in what San Antonians took as a statement of war, a food critic wrote about how Austin became home of the breakfast taco and triggered major debate Theres a war brewing in Texas. Not over guns, cattle or oil but over breakfast tacos. The breakfast taco, for anyone who doesnt know, has all the ingredients of a great breakfast: egg, bacon, sausage, cheese and beans wrapped up neatly in a tortilla and punctuated with a pop of salsa on top. Its cheap, typically$ 1 to$ 3 per taco,…

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It’s poke, man: the ultimate hipster-food glossary

Know your khachapuri from your Kalettes with our handy guide to the coolest, most obscure and sometimes ludicrous food trends Modern food moves at a bewildering pace. Where once, influences from superstar chefs would circulate slowly and new products could take years to establish themselves, today rare ingredients and new dishes can proliferate online, globally, nearly instantly. On Instagram, a alliance of food nerds not only cooks, but( amateur) bakers, baristas, brewers and artisan producers are making a creative frenzy of new ideas and potential break-out trends. It is exhausting.…

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Alabama pit stop: 5 of the best gas station barbecue joints

Alabama excels at the gas station barbecue a sub-genre of one of the few trulies American cuisines which is tailor-made for lovers of the open road Gas station barbecue is just what it says it is: homespun food, cooked yards from the petrol pumps, in small kitchens. Ribs, pulled pork and chicken wings are served on paper plates at simple table situates inside the garages, overlooking aisles stacked with engine petroleum, anti-freeze and rubber hoses. It is not surprising Alabama excels at this road-trip cuisine of convenience: the deep souths…

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Rising Arizona: how Phoenix is becoming a foodie city to savour

Phoenix is working hard to reinvent a food scene once regarded as flatter than a flapjack. Guardian restaurant critic Marina OLoughlin fees her way round the diners and eateries fusing cuisines and creating fresh twists on American classics Among Americas great cities, the name of Phoenix, Arizona, does not loom big. Yoghurt, the old gag runs, has more culture than Phoenix. This is a city where even the poshest eating establishments have TVs behind the bar tuned to the sports channel. Nobody seems to actually come from here the rapidly…

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Traveling while gluten free: a survival guidebook

Awareness of celiac cancer is on the rise, but many places have never heard of it, so patience is involved both in explaining the issue and managing mistakes While feeing dessert in Finikas, a tiny township on Syros in Greece, I realized that I might have made a terrible misstep. I didnt speak Greek but I had presented the restaurants owner with a celiac translation card in his native tongue. Through limited English, he ensure me that his dessert was safe for my belly. As I got to the bottom…

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