For its 2015 DOLE Fruit Pairings,
Dole revisits American flavor pathways,
finding inspiration in our nation’s regional traditions. As one of the world’s greatest melting pots, American cuisines are an amalgam of native and adapted foods, immigrant cultures and adventurous cooks. A pioneer himself, James Dole established his pineapple plantation on Hawai’i, on the furthest shores of the American west, where a regional cuisine with native, Portuguese and Asian influences was already well established. As we shall see, equally intriguing foodways can be found in the other 49 states.