Story Farm

In the book, you will find distinct recipes and stories representing all 50 states that were either adapted by myself or submitted by Democrats and Republicans who have all served our nation in some way.

United We Eat is more than a cookbook. It is a tool to show that food is a nonpartisan way to bring Americans together and find common ground. Furthermore, each entry aims to illuminate the tastes, culture, and history of each state—and in the process, help tell at least part of the American story through food.

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Many of the recipes in United We Eat were inspired and adapted from recipes from Capri’s favorite cookbooks and websites. These include:


Arizona – Breakfast Chimichanga

Colorado – Beer Battered Fried Cactus

Delaware - Spinach Salad with Grilled Peaches & Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Hawaii – Ginger Tofu Saimin

Idaho - Ice Cream Potato with Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Illinois - Land of Lincoln Horseshoe Sandwich

Indiana – Hoosier Pie

Kentucky - Spoon Bread w/Honey
Bourbon Butter

Maine – Bi-partisan Meatloaf

Massachusetts – Boston Baked Beans with Johnny Cakes

Mississippi - Grilled Gulf Shrimp Skewers with Comeback Sauce

Missouri – Apple Walnut Sheet Pancakes

Montana – Green Beans with Huckleberries

Nevada - Basque Style Steaks with
Caramelized Onions

New Hampshire - Apple Cheddar Pie with Saltine Cracker Crust

New Jersey – Trenton Tomato Pie

North Carolina – Pepsi Salad

Oklahoma - Roasted Okra and Butternut Squash

Oregon - Chai Spiced Pear Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel

Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Green Beans

South Carolina - Pimento Cheese Grits

Tennessee - Memphis Rendezvous Pulled Chicken Sliders

Texas – Austin-Inspired Migas

Utah – Funeral Potatoes

Washington - Rainier Cherry & Ginger Glazed Salmon Filet

Washington D.C. - Baked Chicken Wings with Mumbo Sauce

West Virginia – Pepperoni Roll

Wisconsin – Door County Fish Boil