Food is one of the best indulgences ever. It not only fuels our bodies but soothes our souls. Some believe that sharing food with others is the most intimate act that humans can engage in. But what if you’re stuck in a food rut? Do you have oatmeal for breakfast every day and stick with a sandwich for lunch? It’s time to venture beyond your safe food boundaries and try some regional specialties from around the country.
Pacific Northwest and West
Rainier cherries are named after Mount Rainier. These jumbo, gold and red morsels have a hearty, sweet flavor and are ripe and ready to be enjoyed every June and July.
Fish tacos were invented in Baja California in the 1960s. They’re made with a double stack of corn tortillas, lightly battered and fried white fish, shredded cabbage, sour cream or mayo, salsa and topped with a squeeze of fresh lime.
Salmon jerky is made by applying a “dry rub” (a mix of dry spices) onto strips of salmon and smoking them for 24 hours. The smoking and cooking process takes place over low heat and renders the fish chewy and packed with intense flavor.