This year has been a particularly contentious campaign season so we thought it would be a good idea to remind ourselves how wonderful this country is and keep in mind that we are all Americans. Here's what we made for the nights of the first week's convention. We originally posted these pictures to Instagram with the captions that follow.
Tuesday, South Atlantic: MD crab cakes, low country boil, key lime tartlets. Ken had a MD Dead Rise beer with Old Bay, but we didn't get picture.
Wednesday, Mountains: AZ fry bread taco, CO trout, baked ID potato, and non-mountain OH Buckeyes. Epic Imperial IPA from UT for Ken, which he pronounced "stunningly good".
Continuing our celebration for the second week's convention, we made the following.
Monday, West North Central (Midwest): Our most whimsical dish so far: Tater Tot Hot Dish, from MN. Served with roasted corn and sweet tea, rumored to have been invented at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, MO.
Thursday, Mid-Atlantic: Buffalo wings, Philly cheese steak and NJ Taylor ham, with beer from Brooklyn Brewing Co.
We had so many good ideas and enjoyed celebrating these regional dishes that we also made these:
St. Louis pizza, baking powder vs. yeast crust, an approximation of Provel cheese, and served in square pieces.