Road Trips for Food Lovers

If you've known and loved a BBQ trail in your day, or vineyard-hopped, we've got you next trip right here: five food routes that are oh so tempting. Immediate departure not an option? Get an edible preview with our exclusive regional recipes.

By Marge Perry, Illustration by Kate Bingaman-Burt, Photography by Marcus Nilsson

Mississippi: Tamale Trail
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Mississippi Tamale Trail

Sold from front doors, porches, carts, and the occasional restaurant, Delta hot tamales likely began with Mexican migrant workers and -- thanks to African-American and Italian influences -- morphed into a dish that's purely Delta. The resulting cigar-shaped treats are filled with intensely seasoned meat and boiled, not steamed.

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