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Old 05-13-2006, 09:40 PM   #11
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I'm wondering how one identifies American Food! For me, I instantly thought of the foods from PA Dutch Country where I grew up when I read this question - but they aren't really "typical American" when you get right down to it, are they? I guess I consider them American because the food is very basic - but it all came from somewhere else to begin with.
If I came from the south, for instance, I would have different ideas of "typical American food".
So, the question is - what is American Food?
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:12 PM   #12
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Because of our immigrant history, just about everything we eat in America has roots in other countries. We have adopted and modified the foods of other countries and they became American.

Consider Boston Baked Beans or New England clam chowder. There is an endless list of American dishes from New Orleans - Jambalaya, Gumbo, crawfish dishes. San Francisco's sour dough bread and ciopino. The list is endless.

Of course, there's American Chop Suey (called slumgillion in parts of the country).
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