Full Recipe List

Cook’s Country Eats Local is the result of almost a decade of investigation by the editors of Cook’s Country magazine who have scoured the country looking for local specialties. We attend local food festivals, interview local restaurateurs and cooks, and spend weeks at a time on the road, the “Blue Highways” (small two-lane roads) that many writers have found so inspirational. What we have discovered is a whole new world of American cooking, recipes that have flown beneath the national radar for generations only to come back into the spotlight in time to honor our own culinary history.

Cook’s Country Eats Local provides regional maps with information about where to go to eat many of these recipes locally, from Maine to Southern California. And, of course, these recipes have been put through their paces at the Cook’s Country test kitchen so you know that they will work the first time and every time.


Welcome & Preface
Chapter 1: New England and the Mid-Atlantic
Chapter 2: Appalachia and the South
Chapter 3: The Midwest and Great Plains
Chapter 4: Texas and the West
Dining Destinations
Conversions & ­Equivalents

Full Recipe List

Chapter 1: New England and the Mid-Atlantic

Connecticut Steamed Cheeseburgers ✪
Chicken Spiedies
Boneless Buffalo Chicken
Philadelphia Cheesesteaks ✪
Chicken à la King + Toasted Italian Bread
Chicken Riggies ✪
Utica Greens
City Chicken (read Amazing Food Story)
New England Bar Pizza ✪
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Easy New England Clam Chowder
Common Crackers
Rhode Island Red Clam Chowder + Garlic Toasts
New England Fish Chowder
Classic Corn Chowder
Classic Corn Chowder with Andouille and Bell Pepper
Classic Corn Chowder with Chorizo and Chiles
Classic Corn Chowder with Sweet Potatoes and Cayenne
Classic Corn Chowder with Prosciutto and Sage
Joe Booker Stew
Pittsburgh Wedding Soup
Waldorf Salad
Waldorf Salad with Dried Cherries and Pecans
Waldorf Salad with Red Grapes and Almonds
Curried Waldorf Salad with Green Grapes and Peanuts
Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables
Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables with Pomegranate and Cilantro
Quicker Boston Baked Beans
Potato Knishes
Ballpark Pretzels
Rhode Island Johnnycakes + Maple Butter
Potato Biscuits with Chives
Potato Biscuits with Cheddar and Scallions
Potato Biscuits with Bacon
Garlic Knots
Anadama Bread
Hermit Cookies
Potato Chip Cookies
Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chip Cookies (view recipe online)
Boston Cream Cupcakes
Wellesley Fudge Cake
Bee Sting Cake
Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Maple Syrup Pie + Crème Fraîche
Marlborough Apple Pie
Summer Blueberry Crumble
Lemon Snow

✪ = Our editors share stories about a local hot spot

Chapter 2: Appalachia and the South

Pimento Cheeseburgers
New Orleans Muffulettas ✪
Football Sandwiches
Pastrami and Swiss Football Sandwiches
West Virginia Pepperoni Rolls
Maryland Crab Fluff + Cocktail Sauce
Oyster Po’ Boys
Maque Choux
Maque Choux with Shrimp
Senate Navy Bean Soup
Kentucky Burgoo ✪
Authentic Maryland Fried Chicken and Gravy (view recipe online)
Carolina Chicken Bog ✪
Country Captain Chicken
Chicken Bonne Femme
Memphis Spareribs
Pork Chops with Tomato Gravy
Country Ham + Jezebel Sauce
Biscuit Dressing
Fried Catfish + Comeback Sauce ✪
South Carolina Shrimp Burgers
Perfect Shrimp Jambalaya
South Carolina Shrimp Boil (read Amazing Food Story)
Shrimp Étouffée + White Rice
Southern-Style Green Beans
Baked Cheese Grits
Fried Green Tomatoes
Caramel Tomatoes
Carolina Red Slaw ✪
Lowcountry Red Rice
Dirty Rice
Red Beans and Rice
Hoppin’ John
Ham Steak with Red-Eye Gravy + Short-Order Home Fries
Corn and Red Pepper Hushpuppies
Crab and Chive Hushpuppies
Ham and Cheddar Hushpuppies
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Cream Cheese Biscuits + Chocolate Gravy
Cracklin’ Cornbread
Blackberry Jam Cake
Moravian Sugar Cake ✪
Jefferson Davis Pie + Bourbon Whipped Cream
Fudgy Tar Heel Pie
Peanut Butter Pie + Homemade Candied Peanuts
Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Graham Crust
Thoroughbred Pie
Grasshopper Pie
Buttermilk Pie
Carolina Sweet Potato Sonker

✪ = Our editors share stories about a local hot spot

Chapter 3: The Midwest and Great Plains

Cheese Frenchees
Iowa Loose Meat Sandwiches ✪
Iowa Skinnies
Prosperity Sandwiches
The Best Reuben Sandwiches (read Amazing Food Story)
Iron Range Porketta (view recipe online)
Chicago-Style Italian Roast Beef
Chicago-Style Italian Beef Sandwiches + Quick Jus ✪
Wisconsin Grilled Brats and Beer
Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup
Green Bay Booyah
Knoephla Soup
Barberton Fried Chicken + Barberton Hot Sauce ✪
Chicken Vesuvio
Steak de Burgo
Kielbasa Casserole
Pork Chop Casserole
Kansas City Barbecued Brisket
Kansas City Sticky Ribs
Smoky Kansas City Barbecue Beans
Crumb-Coated Baked Ham + Hot Mustard Sauce
Hoppel Poppel
Goetta + Perfect Fried Eggs
Swedish Pancakes
Dilly Casserole Bread
Sand Tarts
Blueberry Boy Bait
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Butterscotch Gooey Butter Cake
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

✪ = Our editors share stories about a local hot spot

Chapter 4: Texas and the West

Crispy Beef Taquitos
Baked Jalapeño Poppers
Monterey Chicken + Pico de Gallo
Monte Cristo Sandwiches ✪
Oklahoma Barbecued Chopped Pork + Oklahoma Barbecue Relish
Kalua Pork
Country-Fried Pork with Gravy
Oven-Barbecued Beef Brisket
Indoor Barbecue Beef Short Ribs ✪
Texas Chicken-Fried Steak
Mulligan Stew
New Mexican Pork Stew (Posole)
Carne Adovada (read Amazing Food Story)
Hollywood Chili (view recipe online)
Chiles Rellenos Casserole
King Ranch Casserole
Texas Caviar
Wild Rice Dressing
Dried Fruit and Nut Wild Rice Dressing
Leek and Mushroom Wild Rice Dressing
Hawaiian Fried Rice
Faux Leftover Rice
Tex-Mex Rice
Cornflake Stuffing
Jo Jo Potatoes + Ranch Dressing
Funeral Potatoes (read Amazing Food Story)
Heavenly Hots
Tick Tock Orange Sticky Rolls
Harvey House Chocolate Puffs
Millionaire Pie
Black-Bottom Pie
Texas Blueberry Cobbler


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