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Old 04-12-2016, 06:02 AM   #1
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Smile "51 Sensational Foods America Gave The World"

51 sensational foods America gave to the world

Agree? Anything missed out?

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Old 04-12-2016, 06:57 AM   #2
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Many are foods that immigrants to America gave the world.

I didn't see the Chiffon Cake

Chiffon Cake History, Whats Cooking America

or the potato chip.

The Truth About the Origin of the Potato Chip

What else is missing?
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:02 AM   #3
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Yes I had that thought that some of the foods were from immigrants but then how far back do you go - native americans?
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:31 AM   #4
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Overall, I think it's a pretty good list. Obviously there are likely to be many regional foods that people will argue should be added.

The only two things I thought should be on the list (and maybe they were and I just missed them) are pulled pork and barbecued ribs. I consider both to be foods that have their origins here.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:56 AM   #5
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"51 Sensational Foods America Gave The World"

Pulled pork and BBQ ribs are both on there, early in the list.

Good stuff!
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:56 AM   #6
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Technically, the only food that exclusively belongs to us is corn. When Europeans like Columbus made contact with people living in North and South America, corn was a major part of the diet of most native people. When Columbus "discovered" America, he also discovered corn. But up to this time, people living in Europe did not know about corn. Nice list of foods there, however, all but corn came from somewhere else.
That being said, the salads such as Cobb, Caesar and Waldorf have a traceable history in the USA, along with Toll House Cookies. Oh, and Buffalo Wings too.

Whoops, I just read your interesting links Bea!
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:58 AM   #7
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Caesar salad is a creation from Mexico.
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Technically, the only food that exclusively belongs to us is corn. When Europeans like Columbus made contact with people living in North and South America, corn was a major part of the diet of most native people. When Columbus "discovered" America, he also discovered corn. But up to this time, people living in Europe did not know about corn. Nice list of foods there, however, all but corn came from somewhere else.
Same with tomatoes and squash, which also originated in the Americas and were previously unknown to Europeans. Can you imagine how different Italian food would be without tomatoes?
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Caesar salad is a creation from Mexico.
Interesting info Andy..more info here.
The Caesar Salad Was Invented In Mexico. Surprised?

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Same with tomatoes and squash, which also originated in the Americas and were previously unknown to Europeans. Can you imagine how different Italian food would be without tomatoes?
I didn't know that Steve. Thanks.
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"51 Sensational Foods America Gave The World"

I also think the Aztecs were the first to use chocolate, one of the major food groups. Mexico is part of the Americas.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_chocolate
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