America's Test Kitchen

Regional Classics

Some local dishes become so popular that they transcend their region. Gumbo is a taste of Louisiana in a big old bowl. And Cincinnati chili is American original, served with buttered spaghetti, kidney beans, cheddar cheese, and chopped onions. Our goal when developing our versions of these dishes was to remain faithful to the originals while making the recipes approachable for cooks who may not have grown up with them.