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Mesamérica Festival Adds Three New Events

Mesamérica Festival Adds Three New Events

In the Mesamérica Festival’s third year, the festival has added three new events to its roster. In addition to the Mesamérica festival held in Mexico City from May 20-22, Mesamérica will add the Mesa Maco pop-up restaurant, the Mesa Abierta 4-day event in San Miguel de Allende, and Mesa Week in August, when participating restaurants will offer special menus at accessible price points.

The Mesa Maco pop-up restaurant will be run by chefs from the Mexican Cooking Collective and runs from February 5-9 in Mexico City in Latin America’s largest celebration of contemporary art, Zona Maco. Participating chefs include Edgar Nuñez of Sud777, Daniel Olvadia of Paxia, and Sonia Arias of Jaso.

The Mesa Abierta event dedicated to the cuisine of Guanajuato will run from March 20-23 in San Miguel de Allende.

“Honoring the traditional dishes of this region and nurturing their progression around communal tables, we elevate the national identity of the state of Guanajuato in a 4-day event format,” a Mesamérica spokesperson said in a statement. “Producers, distributors, artisans, chefs, and journalists gather to share their products, dishes and words with an international audience interested in discovering yet another aspect of Mexico’s diverse offerings.”

The Mesamérica Festival will run from May 20-22 in Mexico city and this year is devoted to street food and urban expressions, which means chefs, architects, journalists, and other invited experts will discuss the question of, “What do we eat in large cities? How? And why?”

Mesa Week will occur from August 4-9, and participating chefs throughout Mexico will offer special menus at accessible price points so people can create their own eating tours throughout Mexico.

The full list of event participants includes:

Mesa Maco, February 5-9
Edgar Nuñez – Sud777, Mexico City, DF
Daniel Olvadia – Paxia, Mexico City, DF
Sonia Arias – Jaso, Mexico City, DF

Mesa Abierta, March 20-23
Rick Bayless – Topolobampo and FronteraGrill, USA
Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli - Frankies Spuntino, USA
Mauro Colagreco – Mirazur, France
Benito Molina – Manzanilla, Mexico
Jorge Vallejo – Quintonil, Mexico
Elena Reygadas – Rosetta, Mexico
Ricardo Muñoz Zurita – Azul y Oro, Mexico
Dante Ferrero – Neuquén, Mexico

Mesamérica, May 20-22
Mario Batali – Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, Eataly, USA
Danny Bowien – Mission Resturants, USA
Danny Gelb – Director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, USA
Tato Giavannoni – Mixologist, Argentina
Rodrigo Oliveira – Mocotó, Brazil
David Thompson – Nahm, Bangkok
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo – Animal, USA
Alice Waters – Chez Panisse, USA
Pierre Hermé – Pierre Hermé Paris, France
Jordi Butrón – Espaisucre – Spain
Oriol Balaguer – Oriol Balaguer Chocolates, Spain

Lead the Sustainability Transition

Our current global system is not fit for purpose, and in many instances it&rsquos on the brink of collapse. Business has a vital role in ensuring we transform our relationship with both society and the environment. Global challenges must be tackled collectively with global solutions, that can be adapted to local resources and capabilities. Leading to a new sustainable future requires businesses to re-think parts, if not all, of their business. We need new definitive actions, new ways of collaborating and open innovation among all stakeholders.

Responsible Business 2021 is a global virtual event convening 5,000+ CEOs, Policymakers, Chief Sustainability Officers, NGOs and Investors who are driving change worldwide. Drawing on our global reach, voices from across the world we will share strategies and solutions on how business can innovate, invest, and collaborate to lead the sustainability transition. All discussions will be built around HOW we can take action now to accelerate the global transition. Join us in June as we help set the ambition and deliver a call for greater action.

16 Spring Cocktails to Enjoy in the New Season

Spring is just around the corner, so it's time to start shedding your layers of winterwear and hit your internal defrost button with a refreshing, spring-inspired cocktail. From floral sips to fruity mixes, and many more&ndashwe've rounded up the most seasonally appropriate cocktails to welcome the new (and warmer!) months ahead.

1.25 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
1 oz lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
.25 oz grenadine
Grapefruit slice or maraschino cherry for garnish
Salt as needed

Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Strain into a salt rimmed martini glass or serve over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice or cherry.

1 oz Cointreau
2 oz blanco tequila
1 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz honey water
2 dashes rose water

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with rose petals (fresh or dried).

.75 oz raspberry puree
1.5 oz of Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer, Lemon and Lime
Splash of limoncello
4 oz champagne
Squeeze of lime juice
Fresh raspberries

Add raspberry puree, ginger beer, and limoncello into a champagne glass and stir. Top with champagne and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

2 prigs of mint
2 oz Black Maple Hill Bourbon
.5 oz simple syrup
Crushed Ice

In a julep cup (or a highball glass) muddle mint with the simple syrup. Fill cup 3/4 full with crushed ice. Add bourbon. Stir. Fill remaining glass with crushed ice and a sprig of mint.

1 oz Heaven Hill 6-year bourbon
2 dashes peach bitters
.5 oz Mathilde Peche peach liqueur
Sparkling wine

Shake ingredients with ice, strain into flute, top with sparkling wine, and garnish with mint sprig.

1 oz Volcan de mi Tierra Blanco
.75 oz St Germain
.75 oz simple syrup
.75 oz lemon juice
4 shakes rose water
1 muddled strawberry

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Top with cava and garnish with mixed dried flowers

From Gitano Jungle Room in NYC

2 oz Milagro Blanco Tequila
.75 oz honey syrup
.75 oz lime juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a lime wedge.

. 5 oz Lillet Blanc
.5 oz St. Germain
.5 oz honey syrup (equal parts honey and water combined)
.75 oz lemon juice
3 oz champagne

Add ice to shaker with all ingredients except champagne and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a Champagne flute. Top with Champagne.

From the Paris Club in Chicago

1.5 oz Hendrick's Gin
2 oz Aloe Vera Juice
.5 oz simple syrup
3 slices cucumber
Squeeze of fresh lime

Muddle cucumber and simple syrup. Add other ingredients and shake well. Strain and serve up in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

1.5 oz Hendrick's gin
3 drops rose water
1 egg white
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 thick slices cucumber
Splash lemon juice

Muddle one thick slice of cucumber in a cocktail shaker. (Save the second slice of cucumber for a garnish.) Add remaining ingredients and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. If available, use a fine mesh strainer to avoid large pieces of cucumber in the cocktail. Garnish with the cucumber slice.

2 oz Tanteo Jalapeno
1 oz lime juice
.75 oz simple syrup
1 strawberry

In shaker muddle strawberry, add ice and all ingredients. Shake and pour into a rocks glass and garnish with strawberry and jalapeño.

From The Darby in New York City

2 oz Casa Noble Crystal
1 oz grenadine
.75 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chili-salt rimmed rocks glass over fresh ice. Lime garnish.

2 oz Bourbon
1 oz fresh lime juice
.75 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Absinthe
3 dashes each Angostura and Peychaud's bitters
1 sugar cube
5-6 mint leaves
1 mint sprig

In a small tin combine sugar cube, mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, bourbon and absinthe. Give the ingredients a slight muddle to awaken the mint do not grind it. Take ingredients and dump into a Collins glass, fill about 3/4 full of crushed ice, add three dashes each of Peychaud and Angostura bitters, lightly swizzle bitters to have them "blend" into the drink. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

1/3 of a blood orange, muddled
2 oz Royal Gate Gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
Dash of agave
Cayenne and salt for rim
Blood orange slice and thyme sprig to garnish

Muddle the blood orange in a shaker, add gin, lemon and lime juice, and agave. Add ice and shake. Salt the rim of a rocks glass with spicy salt. Pour over new ice and garnish with orange slice and thyme sprig.

From Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink in Laguna Beach, California

1.5 oz Tanqueray 10 Gin
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz Lillet Blanc
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
Dash of Absinthe, for rinsing
Brandied cherry, for garnish

Rinse the glass with Absinthe. Place all remaining ingredients into a mixing glass, add large ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a Nick & Nora glass, garnish and serve.

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GEM & MINERAL MUSEUM TO OPEN IN DOWNTOWN TUCSON – Showcasing gems, minerals, and fossils from around the world, the UA Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum will open in spring 2021. Highlighting more than 12,000 square feet of display galleries, this world-class museum will also feature a library, research lab, mineralogy lab, and community classroom.

AVIAN ADVENTURES AT THE ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM - Get up close and personal with special birds at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's new Avian Adventures Program. This exclusive opportunity allows you to meet special birds that are not currently flying in their popular Raptor Free Flight program. The best part? You’ll have a bird fly to your glove for a special photo opportunity! You will also be given VIP access to interact and ask questions with our Raptor Free Flight trainers in an intimate setting. Ages 8 and older, reservations required.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK TO REOPEN - After two years of planning and construction, Tucson Museum of Art opened the new Kasser Family Wing of Latin American Art and a renovated outdoor plaza and sculpture garden on July 30, 2020. The new 6,000 square-foot wing features an open floor plan, five galleries with natural light, and links Margaret E. Mooney Hall to the John K. Goodman Pavilion. Three galleries will highlight pre-Columbian works from the museum’s permanent collection alongside long-term loans from the I. Michael Kasser and Paul L. and Alice C. Baker collections. One of the remaining galleries is dedicated to Modern and Contemporary Latin American art including the debut of new acquisitions by Enrique Martínez Celaya, Monica Aissa Martinez, Patrick Martinez and Pedro Tagliafico. The final gallery is dedicated to Spanish Colonial art with works from Latin America and the Southwestern United States created in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.

"CRAWL" YOUR WAY THROUGH SABINO CANYON - Sabino Canyon Crawler, an emission-free electric shuttle, enhances the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area experience and is designed to protect the area’s natural and cultural resources. Seating up to 60 passengers, these electric shuttles offer an enhanced interpretive program that shares details about how Sabino Canyon was formed, what kind of plant and wildlife live in the canyon, seasonal changes that occur in the canyon, plus important historical and cultural information.

Great Northern festival: Adding to the Twin Cities fun during Winter Carnival

The Great Northern is a 10-day festival that starts Jan. 28 and is run in coordination with legacy winter events the St. Paul Winter Carnival, City of Lakes Loppet and U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. (The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships have been canceled for 2021.)

Great Northern adds events to the Winter Carnival schedule and the Loppet activities.

“Innerworld Prism” is a large-scale piece of digital art animation by St. Paul-based visual artist Marlena Myles. It will be projected first onto Highlight Tower in Northeast Minneapolis and then make its way across the Twin Cities at different sites over the course of the festival. There will be “live fire grilling” and takeout by chef Yia Vang on festival eve, Jan. 27, at a site offering views of the premiere of Myles’ work.

Architecture/art duo Dream the Combine will present “Tracking, A Polyrhythm of Winter.” Participants will receive a text message with an “intention for the day” and are invited to respond with audio, video or images within 24 hours. “Tracks and visuals received will later be combined to create a polyrhythmic sonic image of this time and place.” Register at by Jan 27.

“Unweaving” is an art installation at Theodore Wirth Park Trailhead by multi-disciplinary artist Tia Keobounpheng on display Jan. 28-Feb. 7.

Other Great Northern events include virtual conversations, exhibits and performances and experimental walking (“a series of walks meant to highlight sensorial experiences of winter”).

Performing Arts Camp at French Woods

French Woods is a co-ed sleepaway performing arts summer camp for children aged 7 to 17. Campers come from every state and over 40 countries. Internationally recognized as a premiere program in the performing arts, we feature options in music, art, theater, dance, circus, magic and horseback. In addition to our core activities, all the programs of a traditional summer camp and more are included in our offerings. Younger campers have additional guidance and supervision, while older campers can participate in community service and legacy projects in addition to college prep courses. We are located on over 1000 acres of hills, fields and woods bordering a private lake in the town of Hancock, New York in the Catskill Mountains.


Music is in our DNA. The music department supports campers at all points of entry and abilities. There is instruction from theory and composition to electronic music, from private lessons with every instrument in the orchestra plus piano and voice, Our programs, classes and performance opportunities create an unrivaled environment. Special event’s in music, teaching guest artists and performances complete our program. (more)


Theater is at the heart of our performing arts program. Performance opportunities abound in our five theaters where we produce more than 80 full-scale productions every summer . You can be in shows, work in tech, costuming, sound or lighting, play in a pit orchestra, take classes and workshops or do some of each. (more)


Explore your passion and create a masterpiece. French Woods encouages you to develop your skills by exploring new media or old favorites, including drawing and painting, woodworking, ceramics, screen printing, fiber arts, leathercraft, ceramics, 3 different kinds of jewelry, graphic and game design, studio art and others.


French Woods welcomes dancers at any level, from the novice to the advanced. You’ll auditions for class placement by skill and age level in whatever style of dance you choose. We offer classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and modern, Work on technique and choreography in our five air conditioned studios. Plus, dancers can perform in our musical theater and circus programs.


Dazzle, entertain and amaze your friends. All the skills, pageantry and artistry of the circus can be found at French Woods. We are the largest and most comprehensive children’s circus training program in the world. Whether you’re on the flying trapeze, silks, lyra, web, cloud swing or any of the other acts, French Woods showcases its performing artists. Catch the action in our main circus show, our Jr. Circus show, and the spectacle our late night fire fly show. (more)


Abracadabra! Make your wildest dreams materialize before your very own eyes. Discover the secret and cut someone in half and then put them back together. Practice close up magic, slight of hand, stage illusions and card magic Build confidence and presentation skills as you amaze your friends, and family. (more)


It doesn't matter if you wish to get Red Cross certification or just get wet both the lake and the pool are there for your use. The lake, which is not only private, but over 80 acres allows you to learn to water-ski, swim, sail, canoe or wind surf. Come play on our floating trampoline or slide or take a ride on the banana boat. (more)


Whether playing on the fields, in our fully enclosed 30,000 square foot multi-purpose field house or just cheering from the sidelines, French Woods brings out the sporting spirit in everyone. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play form the fundamental core of our sports programs. World class coaching provides instruction in our lifetime sports and comprehensive fitness programs.


Put on your helmet, saddle up and ride! We offer instruction in English and Western styles of riding. Highly qualified equestrian instructors teach lead line work for beginners and progress to trail riding, jumping and dressage. We have our own stables with 32 horses, indoor and outdoor arenas and miles of wooded riding trails.. (more)

Rock and Roll

The French Woods Rock Shop offers lessons in acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and other rock-and-roll instruments, as well as song-writing. You can form bands, write your own songs and even record them in our state of the art recording studio. (more)


Our Skate board camp includes a beginner area dedicated to novice riders who are looking for one on one, or group style instruction, as well as challenging courses for enthusiasts and skilled skateboarders.


Learn the basics or perfect your skills with our group or private lessons. Facilities include 15 all weather and 1 indoor court. Our dynamic and accomplished professional instructors will guide you through a progressive tennis curriculum from beginner to advanced. So, grab your racquet and head to the courts. It’s your serve!

Radio and Music Production

Take control of the microphone! You’ll never forget sitting down at our radio station, surrounded by state-of-the-art media equipment. Whether you are announcing or working behind the scenes, French Woods Radio is carried over the internet so your audience includes friends and family. Live interviews, camp bulletins and recorded songs all make the cut. Explore recording and creating audio components for media using our consoles and control surfaces just like the pros. You’re on the air in five! (more)

Challenge Course and Zip Line

The French Woods Challenge Course includes a 500 foot Dual Zipline, a 3-sided Climbing wall for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, sky bridges, all with a great view of camp. (more)

Model Hobbies

Step into the world of our miniature railroad and fast paced multilane slot car track. Or build and launch a model rocket. Our world of make believe will satisfy your desire for a quick escape from the traditional “track” of activities. Watch your step… excitement and fun just ahead.


Learn about beats and how to mix music on a computer and DJ deck, and how to run dj lighting to make the dance floor exciting. Then run the show at one of our nightly dances and see if you can get everyone dancing.


Cooking is one of the most popular activities at French Woods. Planning and preparing thematic culinary feasts and cooking international regional cuisines as well as making luscious desserts are a key part of the program.


From designing a customized workout regimen to supporting fitness motivation, our “Motivation Center” is always in the zone. Classes are geared to interest and flow through a series of movements and devices to increase flexibility, balance and strength. From cycling to yoga, from zumba to kickbox, the “Mo” rivals most professional fitness centers. Maximize your results and crush the cardio. It’s time to make your body work.

Tech Theater

Our theater program is supported by a very rich technical theater department. Campers are involved in every aspect of stagecraft, from costuming and make-up, to lighting, sound, props and set design and construction.

Video and FIlm

Campers can take part in our short film program, where campers, write, direct, produce and edit short films which are played in our film festival every session.

Must try vegetarian recipes on the festival of Diwali

The festival of lights is here and it calls for a grand celebration indeed. With neighbourhood glimmering with lights and markets buzzing with people, Diwali brings along with itself a reason to celebrate and rejoice. This grand festival calls for a lavish dinner with your family which not only adds happy moments to your life but also lets you gorge guilt-free on several dishes and sweets. If you too are planning to host a family dinner, then here are some vegetarian dishes which will make your Diwali party a memorable affair.

02 /6 ​Malai Kofta

Soft kofta balls dipped in delicious creamy gravy, malai kofta is also known as meatballs for vegetarians. Just pair it with butter naan or jeera rice and you have a complete meal in itself. You can easily make delicious kofta balls by mixing potatoes and paneer together. Once the gravy is made, make sure you add crushed kasuri methi for an added aroma. In the end, garnish with either cream or homemade malai. Make sure you add the koftas to the gravy just before serving them, as this step will keep them crisp for long.

03 /6 ​Vegetable Jalfrezi

A spin-off of mix veg, vegetable jalfrezi is packed with the goodness of so many flavours and nutrients. You can include all your favourite veggies in it and give the dish your own customized touch. Made with sauteed vegetables, this dish has a little bit of gravy, just enough to not make it look dry. It is supposed to be extra spicy, which is why green chillies, hot peppers, Kashmiri lal mirch and garam masala are added to it. You can also add paneer cubes for an extra flavour.

04 /6 ​Tawa Chaap

Want to pair a unique dish with other recipes in your menu? Try restaurant style tawa chaap this time. Super easy to make, all you need to do is fry chaap pieces on a tawa, till they turn a bit golden brown. Next you need a blended gravy made with sauteed onions, tomatoes, bay leaf, ginger, garlic, elaichi, laung, kali mirch, garam masala and green chillies. Stir a bit on the tawa itself, till the chaap pieces absorb the gravy. Once done, savour your flavourful tawa chaap with butter naan or rumali roti.

05 /6 ​Achari Paneer

Bored of the usual kadhai paneer, shahi paneer, paneer butter masala? Try this tempting paneer dish which will leave you and your family craving for more. This spicy and flavourful paneer can be paired with either rice or roti. A number of kitchen spices like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, hing, kalonji, mustard seeds, coriander seeds are used in it, which gives the dish an &lsquoachari&rsquo taste. Curd is also added to the gravy to give it the right texture and richness. If you prefer it more tangy, garnish with lemon juice.

06 /6 ​Panchmel Dal

Want a yummy dal for your Diwali dinner but don&rsquot want to go for moong dal? This panchmel dal is an ideal fit for you. Made by combining different types of pulses, this dal brings several types of flavours in a bowl together for you. You can also add a spicy tadka to it in order to make the dal more delicious.

When the water's boiling again, Smith says to toss in your crawfish. Earlier in the season, "the shell is tender," meaning they should spend less time boiling. Later in the season, they'll require a bit more time. Pull them from the water after about two minutes and get your ice chest ready. "I take an ice chest, sprinkle seafood boil on the bottom, put down a layer of crawfish," Smith says. He continues alternating layers until the ice chest is full, closes it, shakes it up and lets the shellfish steam for another 15 minutes.

After that, pour them out on newspaper-laden tables, start munching and enjoy what Fruge calls "an event." And if you end up with leftovers, don't fret. "The more the merrier," Fruge says. "You can never have too much. If you have extra crawfish, which is unheard of, there are so many things you can do with it."

Los Angeles Beer Week moves to June, adds new venue

Heading into its seventh iteration, the weeklong celebration of craft brewing culture in Los Angeles is moving from September to June, and the signature kickoff festival hosted by the L.A. Brewers Guild will move from Chinatown to Exposition Park.

It’s been a tumultuous few years for L.A. Beer Week in 2014 the Los Angeles Brewers Guild took over organizational responsibilities for the grassroots movement focused on craft beer education. The Guild reworked the signature beer festival, moving it from the last day of beer week to the first and from Union Station to Chinatown’s central plaza, and even more changes are in store for 2015

Beer Week will now run from June 20 through June 28, with the expanded Exposition Park festival bringing even more local and guest breweries together to get things started on June 20. Some presale tickets to the kickoff will go on sale on April 3, and the general ticket sales begin on May 1. See for more details on tickets.

The announcement comes after the successful, but stressful, 2014 edition of L.A. Beer Week. The L.A. Brewers Guild — largely responsible for organizing and coordinating the nine days of events — says that scheduling beer week three months earlier will mean many of the participating craft breweries and associated businesses can now dedicate more time and energy to the events.

Beer Week’s previous September schedule fell toward the end of the busy summer events season, and just before major industry conference The Great American Beer Festival. This tight scheduling made it difficult for many local breweries and businesses to dedicate resources to the Beer Week celebrations, says L.A. Beer Week committee Chairman Thomas Kelley of El Segundo Brewing Co.

“It is always so darn hot in September,” says Smog City Brewery founder Laurie Porter, who also sits on the L.A. Beer Week Committee. “At least we’ll have some June gloom now.”

Any Beer Week festival attendees who remember the sweltering afternoon on the Union Station patios in 2012, or the oppressive stuffiness of the (admittedly awesome) Ticketing Hall in 2013 should welcome the shift to balmy mid-June and breezy Exposition Park.

American recipes

Get inspired by Stateside favourites, from burgers and hotdogs to pancakes and pies.

Buffalo chicken

These spicy wings are ideal party food for any celebration. The chicken is brined to make it extra juicy and the smoky sweetness of the sauce adds heat

Texas BBQ medley

Once you've tried smoking and slow cooking your chicken, you'll be totally converted. The dry brine seasons the meat to the bone and keeps it succulent during cooking

Pecan pie with maple cream

Wow family and friends with this golden pecan pie and silky, sweet maple cream. Making the pastry is optional, but the recipe is particularly good

BBQ chicken platter

Roast or barbecue these BBQ chicken pieces then serve on a platter with onion rings, coleslaw and mac ‘n’ cheese for an all-American banquet

Truffled mac ‘n’ cheese

Indulge in Tom Kerridge's ultimate truffle mac 'n' cheese, an amalgamation of all his favourite versions of this classic American dish

S’mores dip

A sized-up, super chocolatey twist on the classic American campfire treat. This s'mores dip will be gone before you can say 'mini marshmallow'

Hot gumbo dip

Serve this smoky, chunky veg gumbo dip with Tom Kerridge's Southern-fried prawns. It makes an excellent condiment for an American-themed platter

Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

Grilled Cajun-spiced chicken breasts topped with bacon, avocado and cheese. set to become a Friday night favourite

Tomato, avocado & corn salad with migas & buttermilk dressing

Try this tasty American-style tomato, avocado and corn salad alongside roast chicken or barbecued meat. Buttermilk in the dressing adds a hint of sourness

Easy pickled onion rings

Feast on these lager-battered pickled onion rings as a snack, or serve as part of an American-themed spread, with BBQ chicken pieces and mac ‘n’ cheese

Sticky bourbon BBQ wings with blue cheese dip

The cool blue cheese & soured cream dip takes the edge off the heat in the sauce. Dip in the chicken wings or the celery and radishes – or do both!

Southern-fried prawns

Experiment with Southern-style coating on prawns, instead of chicken. These moreish prawns have a crispy, spicy coating and taste great with a hot gumbo dip and lemon wedges

Spicy pies with sweet potato mash

This pie is loosely based on the flavours of an American sloppy joe, but we've topped it with mash as an alternative to the traditional cottage pie

Cheesesteak hot dogs

Take the humble hot dog to another level by using steak, complemented by melted cheese, fried green peppers and crispy onions. Easy to make and so good

Creamed corn

The best side dish in the States, this addictive, creamy, cheesy mix goes well with pretty much everything, but pairs particularly well with barbecue dishes

American pancakes

Easy, American-style, fluffy pancakes are great for feeding a crowd at breakfast or brunch. Top with something sweet like fruit, jam or syrup, or rashers of crispy bacon.

Baby back ribs with Carolina baste

This American pork rib recipe is sure to satisfy at a barbecue - roast until tender, then finish with a sticky glaze for melt-in-the-mouth meat

Choc chip pecan pie

An indulgent chocolate and pecan treat with buttery pastry and a gooey filling everybody can get stuck into

American burnt onion dip

A tasty veggie dip with a mayonnaise and soured cream base, great for raw veggies or toasted pitta bread

Smoky braised brisket

This cheap, flavourful cut of meat is perfect for the smoky flavours of American and South American barbecue, ideal comfort food for a cold winter’s night

Stickiest ever BBQ ribs with chive dip

Slow cook these American-style pork ribs so they're really tender then coat in an irresistibly sweet, sticky sauce

Sloppy joes

Sloppy joes are a simple, American staple the whole family can get stuck into. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to the minced beef filling for some zing.

Edible cookie dough

Our easy cookie dough mixture is totally safe to eat and can be made in minutes. Keep a batch in the fridge, eat it by the spoon, serve it with ice cream, or mould it, shape it and colour it with&hellip

All-American T-bone

For a special supper, try this classic American cut from the sirloin. The steak has a T-shaped bone with meat on each side, perfect for sharing

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