It’s easy to get stuck in a cooking rut, reverting to the same pasta and meat sauce recipe night after night. You have your go-to dishes that you know and love, but before long, you find yourself craving more. To add new flavors, textures, and ingredients to your menu, you don’t need to look as far as other countries—just to other regions in the U.S. If you haven’t made crab cakes, gumbo, or fried chicken in a while, then hopefully this roundup will leave you inspired to do just that.

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