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North America is home to some of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring landscapes and cities. Travelling through the countries of North America it is impossible to not bask in the culture and food course the food!

North American food is some of the most delicious, unique, interesting and tasty in the world. But there are also some very weird and unusual recipes to try from North America too!

Pu Pu Platter Recipe (USA)

Pu Pu Platter is an American bar snack consisting of a big plate of Americanized Chinese or Hawaiian appetizers, mostly meat and seafood. A classic Pu Pu Platter typically consists of egg rolls, beef teriyaki, spare ribs, chicken wings, skewered beef, fried wontons, fried shrimp, chicken fingers, crab Rangoon and other fried snacks. A small …

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Mexican Tacos Gobernador Recipe

Tacos Gobernador is a Mexican dish consisting of tacos filled with shrimps, chillies, some cheese and a tomato sauce wrapped in a corn tortilla. The dish is a fairly new tradition, named after a governor who particularly enjoyed the flavor of shrimp with cheese. There are many variations on the recipe, including the level of …

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What is Canned Bread? History & Taste

Canned bread is basically bread that is canned but unlike the usual bread you buy in loaves, canned bread can last longer than the ones you buy in bakeries. The bread is typically made from whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and molasses. Slightly gross and weird? Absolutely. American? Obviously! History of Canned Bread Most sources said …

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Huitlacoche (Corn Smut) & How To Eat It

Huitlacoche is a soft and spreadable fungus that grows on the ears of corn, eaten in Mexico. Other names for this is corn smut, cuitlacoche, or Mexican truffle. Sound delicious? Thought not! If it sounds a little weird that’s because it is certainly a very unusual delicacy, but if you are tempted to try it …

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Traditional Mexican Mulitas Recipe

Mulitas are a traditional Mexican sandwich of two thick tortillas filled with savoury fillings. It is one of the most popular dishes in Mexico and throughout the world. Mulitas are similar to quesadillas except that they use two tortillas with filling in between them, whereas a quesadilla is folded over. In English, the word Mulitas …

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Puerto Rican Alcapurria Recipe

Alcapurria is a famous Puerto Rican snack typically made from green bananas and taro root stuffed with meat, then fried. This snack can be bought along the beach kiosks and street vendors.  Origin & Cultural Significance Alcapurria is a well-known Puerto Rican snack filled with meat, usually beef with tomato sauce, then fried. It is …

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Latin American Obleas Recipe

Obleas are round wafers that are light brown in colour. It is a famous Latin American dessert, usually spread with Colombian caramel called arequipe, and topped with cheese, jams, sprinkles, or fruits. Obleas are also very popular among Latin American countries such as Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, as well as Spain. It …

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Mexican Torta Cubana Recipe

Torta Cubana is a traditional Mexican sandwich that often comes with a variety of different meats ranging from simple slices of jamón and roasted pork like carnitas to chorizo or carne asada. Despite the fact that Mexico is more well-known for other vessels for fillings like tacos, burritos and fajitas, Torta Cubana is a really popular Mexican …

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Traditional Lechon Recipe (Pork Belly)

Lechon is a pork dish, typically cooked using a whole pig on a spitroast, that is popular in the Philippines, Spain, Cuba, Dominican Republic and other former Spanish colonies. For pork lovers, Lechon is a dream come true because well, it’s basically all pork! After spinning slowly around a fire for hours, the meat of …

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Tacos De Cabeza Recipe (Mexican Beef Cheek Tacos)

Tacos de Cabeza are a popular variety of tacos consisting of the cheek meat from the cooked head of an animal topped with salsa, coriander and onions. In Mexican cooking, “cabeza” refers to an entire roasted head of an animal so these tacos are filled with steamed and shredded meat of cow’s head (beef cheek). …

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Guatemalan Pepian de Pollo Recipe

Pepian de Pollo is a delicious chicken stew layered with roasted peppers, pepitoria and sesame seeds blended together into a rich and meaty sauce. Borne from the fusion of Mayan and Spanish cultures, there cannot be a dish more representative of the Guatemalan cuisine than the Pepian de Pollo. Viewed by many as the national …

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Pulque: The Traditional Mexican Fermented Alcoholic Drink

What better than a margarita? No, not even a bloody Mary. We present to you the Pulque. And before you butcher the pronunciation, it’s pull-kay. It’s what the people of central Mexico have been drinking for almost 2000 years! And before we get into it, we have to mention that it’s a beer-like beverage, so …

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Guatemalan Food: 16 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the most well-known countries of Central America with it’s stunning culture and a simple but hearty traditional cuisine. Guatemalan food at its core centres around the primary ingredients of rice, corn, tortillas, cheese, port, chicken, beans, or beef. The single most common ingredient in Guatemalan cooking is corn. With strong ties to …

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