North Carolina Ribs with Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

North Carolina ribs with a vinegar based BBQ sauce are on the menu today. Having access to a BBQ smoker, my preference is to use it to impart some extra, smoky flavor. But you can also achieve excellent results in the oven. Both options are listed in the recipe. We are using a vinegar based BBQ sauce recipe utilizing everyday ingredients as a marinade for the ribs. Then we cook them low and slow on the BBQ smoker. It is … Read More

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon with Vodka Cream Sauce Here is a quick and delicious pasta dish to celebrate all that is good with Alaskan cuisine. Honestly, if you want a meal on the table in well less than 20 minutes, pasta with smoked salmon is just the dish for you. We have the magnificent scenery and food of the Alaskan Inside Passage and the staff of the Emerald Princess cruise ship to thank for today’s recipe … Read More

Celebrate the Great American Roadtrip with this Feast

Welcome to another Compass & Fork Dinner Party, this time hailing from the United States. Regular readers will be aware that we generally feature a Dinner Party from each of the countries or regions upon which we focus. So join us for this months American Roadtrip Dinner Party Menu! For the last 2 months, we have been visiting relatives, friends and some of the magnificent sights and foods on offer in the United States. We have labelled this the Great … Read More

How to Impress with Easy Southern Red Rice

Looking for a red rice recipe? Today we feature our own version of easy, Southern red rice. A great side for any dish, or enjoy it as a standalone meal. A very popular dish you will find in the American South is Southern red rice. For sure, you can find local variations in Charleston and Savannah that have their own identities, but the basic recipe, ingredients and method are the same. I love the opportunity travel gives you for learning … Read More

This is the Best Ever Simple Cheesy Bacon Grits

When traveling through the American south, you will find grits on offer in almost every eatery, from fancy restaurant through to roadside diner, or at least it seems that way. Simple cheesy bacon grits are easy to make and full of flavor!  Gluten free too! For an Australian, and with name like grits, this is surely an ingredient to avoid at all costs! I mean what are grits and what is it with that name? One of the great joys … Read More

Why You Need to Know the History of Planter’s Punch

Today we are featuring a famous drink, Planter’s Punch, with an interesting history which “hails” from the South. When I think of Planter’s Punch, I immediately think of warm weather, plantations, parties, fresh juices and rum. I can just imagine sitting down towards the end of the day in a comfortable chair on a shady balcony with a beautiful view and relaxing, with Planter’s Punch in hand. Bliss. Little did I know, that my interest would be piqued because of … Read More

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