American food is all the rage.
Maybe our culinary interest has diversified; with programs like Man Vs Food and Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins, our knowledge of American chow has extended beyond the boundaries of major cities in which the culinary culture often replicates our own – although things are moving on in NYC – they’re getting down and dirty with their burgers, ‘cue and wing shops.
My culinary interest is peaked by the South – by traditional American barbecue (pit-smoking, as opposed to the grilling we are accustomed to), pork cooked low and slow with spices till fork tender, shredded and stuffed into buns with slaw and hot sauce.
One classic American dish is buffalo wings – the ultimate finger food to accompany a football game or a movie. Make no mistake, this is a messy, delicious dish. It’s over the top, unctuous and tangy with a fiery smack. The dressing that goes with it is a blue cheese sauce – the perfect cooling foil to the slippery suckers.