American Queen Voyages and America’s Test Kitchen Launch Collaborative Recipes Celebrating North America’s Rivers

American Queen Voyages (Logo)Today, American Queen Voyages™ (AQV) launched six new recipes created in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen.

Inspired by the rivers the cruise line sails, each dish was selected from America’s Test Kitchen’s recipe archive by AQV Culinary Ambassador Regina Charboneau and America’s Test Kitchen Executive Editorial Directors and Co-hosts, Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster.

Drawing from the history, cultures and flavors of the line’s distinctive destinations along its six rivers, the six new regionally influenced delicacies enhance travelers’ immersion in each itinerary.

“After our team’s visit to America’s Test Kitchen’s iconic culinary institution at the start of the year, we are thrilled to finally be launching an array of new recipes across our itineraries, further elevating and localizing our culinary program,” says Adam Peakes, President of Hornblower Group: “Regina Charboneau and our partners at America’s Test Kitchen really dove into the history of the people who immigrated to the river communities we frequent in order to to give our guests a sense of place through their dining experience.”

“It is incredibly enriching to collaborate with American Queen Voyages to bring ‘6 Recipes, 6 Rivers’ to life,” said Bridget Lancaster, executive editorial director and co-host, America’s Test Kitchen. “We delved into the culinary history and cultural tapestry of North America’s riverside communities to bring travelers a taste of the past and present. These recipes celebrate the diverse flavors of the regions and offer a delightful journey for the taste buds. We’re excited to see these dishes become an integral part of the American Queen Voyages’ culinary program.”

The collaborative recipes include:

Upper Mississippi: In honor of the German settlers who thrived along the upper Mississippi, American Queen Voyages has introduced Caraway Pork Chops paired with a savory Bacon-Mustard Potato Salad. This culinary delight not only pays homage to the area’s rich heritage but also provides travelers with a mouthwatering and satisfying meal, making it the perfect way to conclude a fulfilling day of exploration.

Lower Mississippi: Sure to be everyone’s new favorite Thanksgiving side dish, Louisiana-Style Cornbread Dressing is a versatile add on that can be used to perk up traditional turkey or stuff quail, Cornish hens, or pork chops. This recipe uses Andouille, the culinary mastermind’s way of tipping their hats to the French influences of the region.

Columbia & Snake River: Our new crowd pleaser, the new Soy-Glazed Salmon with Shiitake Mushrooms and Bok Choy not only showcases local ingredients but celebrates Chinese history tied to the Pacific Northwest.

Ohio River: Taking inspiration from the region’s Bourbon history, American Queen Voyages has added Rib-Eye Steaks with Bacon-Bourbon Compote and Mashed Potato. This boozy bacon jam serves as the perfect unexpected savory-sweet steak topping.

Cumberland & Tennessee Rivers: Two recipes will debut on these two rivers, the perfect Duck Leg Confit and a Bourbon-Blackberry glaze. This topping is versatile for both entries and desserts adding a touch of sweetness to each dish.

Alaska Inside Passage: Simple and easy to create at home, American Queen Voyage’s new Fisherman’s Pie is an elegant comfort food that capitalizes on local Alaska Cod. After a day on the glacier, guests can warm up with the dishes golden crusted, creamy mashed potato topping and flaky fish filling.

To celebrate the launch, Chef Regina Charboneau and Bridget Lancaster joined guests onboard the famed American Queen on its Oct. 30 sold out Experiential Voyage sailing from New Orleans to Memphis to host interactive cooking demonstrations and informal Q&A sessions. Joining guests at the dinner table, these iconic chefs indulged in one of their hand-picked creations as each recipe individually debuted as a featured dinner menu item across each evening.

(American Queen Voyages and America’s Test Kitchen Launch Collaborative Recipes Celebrating North America’s Rivers – AQV)