America has always been a melting pot of cultures. With the influx of immigrants over the years coming from different parts of the world, they brought with them their unique cultural heritage. This adds up to the diversity that makes up the most of American culture today.
When we talk about cultures, one couldn’t help but to discuss the cuisines that represent each of them. As diverse as the culture it has, America’s cuisine evolved from a singular origin to a mix of different dishes that has its own unique characteristics inherent to each of its states. Therefore, the totality of the American cuisine couldn’t just be represented by a single menu but by the diverse kinds of food in different regions.
An article by Albert Burneko of DeadSpin.com gives an illustration of the different dishes in each states that make up the American cuisine.
The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped
What are the United States’ best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man—but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not even a little bit): this is the Great American Menu!
Each state (plus the District of Columbia) gets one, and only one, signature foodstuff. And we selected actual food preparations; no state gets credit merely for being the geographic location where a certain edible flora or fauna happens to grow or swim or graze. But enough of that bullshit. On to the rankings! Find out more here.
America has a lot to offer when it comes to its cuisine. It is not just limited to pizzas, burgers and steaks. One has to explore and try the different wonders that the American cuisine can offer. There are many restaurants that offers your fix of great American dishes such as the Fall City Roadhouse – Snoqualmie Falls.
However, it is interesting to note that that there are some misconceptions about the American cuisine. This article of Matt Hershberger from MatadorNetwork.com debunks 5 popular American food myths.
5 American food myths that need to die
1. We only eat McDonald’s.
It has been months since I last ate at McDonald’s. The only time anyone really eats at McDonald’s is during a particularly shameful hangover or possibly during times of impoverishment. It’s just not that good: even though McDonald’s has popped up virtually everywhere else in the world, and thus, is a type of corporate mascot for America, it’s not particularly popular among the American people when we have much better burger options like Shake Shack, Five Guys, and In-N-Out. The recent decline in their sales — both in the United States and worldwide — is at least in part because of falsity of the next myth: Find out more here.
Moreover, this video shows 10 of the most popular American dishes.
American cuisine is continuously evolving. There is so much to try and indulge yourself in the selection of food that American dishes have.