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The American West is big country. It takes in the vast high plains, the rugged mountain states, the arid Southwest, and the verdant Pacific Northwest. The cuisine that has grown up here reflects this diversity. It can be as simple as a buffalo burger tossed on an open flame or as well-heeled as a wine dinner served in a fancy San Francisco restaurant. There’s spicy Southwest cuisine from Arizona and New Mexico and delicate Asian-inspired cuisine along the coastal stretches of California, Oregon, and Washington. And let’s not forget that here in the West the wild salmon makes its last stand. Yes, there’s much to the claim that the West is best.
 

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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2014 by zodia81   view full review
This is a super quick favorite in my house, the only thing I change is folding a tortilla in...

Fish Tacos

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2014 by SpiceUpYourLife   view full review
D-Lish! Everything was finger lickin' good. We've had these tacos several times, and I prefer...

Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2014 by JENSPIN   view full review
Not the best banana bread I've ever made. Very little rise to it, so it was particularly...

 
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