Driving north out of the most famous of General Washington’s namesakes, Washington, DC, we immediately drop into the state of Maryland, skirt past Baltimore, brieﬂy touch the northern tip of Delaware, then cross the border into Pennsylvania.
Whoever you’re entertaining is bound to go crazy for this easy, no-bake chocolate & caramel pie. The custard is rich and chocolatey, but not too sweet, and is the perfect pairing with the sweet bananas and caramel and fresh whipped cream.
Also known as split pigeon peas, toor dhal is an ancient legume, believed to have been cultivated for food for the last 3500 years. Super-healthy kale and coconut chips bring an extra dimension of texture to this vegan dish from Nitisha Patel’s The Delicious Book of Dhal.
This village tagine is usually served with freshly griddled ﬂatbreads, or a warm crusty loaf. If you use canned chickpeas and steam the spinach ahead of time, the tagine takes only 15–20 minutes – ideal for a quick lunch or supper!
Warning: this dish is hot! It's usually served for brunch to cure even the most hellish of hangovers. We recommend you eat it outside in the sunshine while sipping a Bloody Mary and wearing very dark sunglasses.