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Celebrate the Great American Roadtrip with this Feast

Welcome to another Compass & Fork Dinner Party, this time hailing from the United States. Regular readers will be aware that we generally feature a Dinner Party from each of the countries or regions upon which we focus. So join us for this months American Roadtrip Dinner Party Menu! For the last 2 months, we have been visiting relatives, friends and some of the magnificent sights and foods on offer in the United States. We have labelled this the Great … Read More

How to Impress with Easy Southern Red Rice

A very popular dish you will find in the American South is red rice. For sure, there are local variants found in Charleston and Savannah that have their own identities, but the basic recipe, ingredients and method are the same. Today we feature our own version of easy Southern red rice, which makes are great side for any dish, or you can enjoy it as a standalone meal. I love the opportunity travel gives you for learning about other cultures, … Read More

This is the Best Ever Simple Cheesy Bacon Grits

When traveling through the American south, you will find grits on offer in almost every eatery, from fancy restaurant through to roadside diner, or at least it seems that way. Simple cheesy bacon grits are easy to make and full of flavor!  Gluten free too! For an Australian, and with name like grits, this is surely an ingredient to avoid at all costs! I mean what are grits and what is it with that name? One of the great joys … Read More

Why You Need to Know the History of Planter’s Punch

Today we are featuring a famous drink, Planter’s Punch, with an interesting history which “hails” from the South. When I think of Planter’s Punch, I immediately think of warm weather, plantations, parties, fresh juices and rum. I can just imagine sitting down towards the end of the day in a comfortable chair on a shady balcony with a beautiful view and relaxing, with Planter’s Punch in hand. Bliss. Little did I know, that my interest would be piqued because of … Read More

Why Easy Barbecue Brisket is the Best

Mention the word barbecue to an American and you are almost guaranteed to receive an opinion on whose is the best and from which part of the country it hails from. But with this easy barbecue brisket recipe you can make your own at home. Although the rest of the world associates the word barbecue as the implement you cook on, here in the US it is used to describe food that is slow-cooked, using some smoke and then eaten … Read More

How to Make Simple Healthy Sauerkraut with 2 Ingredients

In celebration of Cincinnati’s German heritage and with a view to those upcoming New Year’s resolutions about healthy eating, today we feature simple, healthy sauerkraut. Easy? You bet. There are only 2 ingredients you need to make one of the healthiest sides you can ever make. And there is more to sauerkraut than being just a side for hot dogs. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy your sauerkraut and to reap the health benefits of an old fashioned fixing … Read More

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