BBQ

Don't even get barbecue lovers started in a debate about this meat-centric food. What one fanatic in Texas holds as the ultimate recipe will completely differ from a great barbecue dish in North Carolina. Why? The definition of barbecue depends on where you go. Memphis favors dry rubs and cooking the meat in a big pit, while Kansas City is known for its thick, sweet, tomato-based sauces. Travel to the Carolinas, Texas and Alabama and you'll find even more variations. Whether you favor the vinegary pulled pork in North Carolina or the unique white sauce of Alabama, Food & Wine has all the delicious recipes you might want to try.

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Fideos Secos Tacos

These griddled tacos are filled with fideos secos, a Mexican dish of thin spaghetti cooked in a chile-based tomato sauce until the pasta has absorbed the flavor and rich red color of the sauce.
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Birria Tacos

A combination of two meats creates the best balance of tender texture (from the chuck roast) and succulence (from the short ribs). Each taco gets slow-cooked flavor from the adobo sauce.
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The Best Things In Life Are Mush

 Mush gets a bad rap, but it’s a foundational food group.
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Enfrijoladas

A creamy, savory black bean puree drenches enchiladas filled with queso fresco in this warming and hearty dish. Avocado leaf serves a similar purpose as a bay leaf—imparting deep flavor before being removed prior to serving, leaving a faint fennel-like flavor behind.
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Laotian Khao Soi

Traditionally made with creamy coconut milk, this lighter, breakfast-style khao soi features a brightly flavored clear broth and fresh ribbons of zucchini.
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Ruby Tandoh on How She Got Into Baking

"Meaning is located in the impossible opera cake, or the baked Alaska, or the meringue buttercream: that thing that one day you will master."