American cuisine has always encompassed a wide range of flavors and cooking styles, as evidenced by the 4,000 unique hot-dog recipes found scrawled on early drafts of the Constitution. Unearth new flavors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get the Taste of Main Street America cookbook from Recipe Publishers (a $19.99 value). This Groupon expires in two months.
The team behind Taste of Main Street America perused every state in the nation to fill 280 pages with recipes and photographs from eateries located on the Main Street of their respective cities and towns. Readers' palates are whisked to Connecticut with the Willimantic Brewing Company's parmesan-encrusted tuna, and Oklahoma's easy lasagna bake provides relief on nights when the oven is exhausted from its day job as an accountant. Whipping up a dish of homemade lemon squares by the specifications of the Fifth & Main restaurant in Alabama can turn new neighbors into twice-a-day window knockers fiending for the tart treat, and the fresh flavors of Rhode Island's heirloom tomato salad with chilled cucumber soup rouses taste buds with a symphony of fresh flavors. The book is available for pickup at 12 locations throughout the southwest Missouri region, and it can also be shipped online.