Owing to immigration to America from a wide range of different cultures, American cuisine is also a product of diversity. Chinese, Mexican and Italian foods are popular, with distinguishable sub-cuisines emerging as a result (such as Tex Mex, Italian American or American Chinese).

So without further ado, here are some of the absolute must-try dishes of the USA along with recipes for you to try yourself.

1-Apple Pie

Apple pie is the classic American dessert, so much so that it is regularly used as a synonym for Americanism. Just the words ‘apple pie’ conjure up images of white picket fences and good old fashioned home cooking.

It goes without saying that apple pie is one of the most iconic American foods.


Now you might be surprised to learn that the American hamburger started out in Germany (Hamburg specifically), where immigrants to the new world brought along with them the Hamburg steak.

It was the American’s idea, however, to put that steak in a bun and top it with cheese!

Therefore, we’re happy to say that hamburgers are 100% an American invention, one which has been exported throughout the entire globe.

A symbol of fast-food and globalization of the rapidly changing 20th century, it’s impossible to separate the hamburger from the growing influence of the USA.

3-Texas Barbecue

Texas barbecue is world-famous, and it’s easy to see why. Texans pride themselves on cooking beautifully tender, flavorful meats that people travel all over the world to sample.

Whilst the barbecue itself isn’t an American invention, the US has no doubt taken it to new levels and the Texas Barbecue perfectly epitomises the American backyard cookout spirit.

Don’t forget the sides too – you can’t beat a good macaroni cheese or a helping of cornbread to complete a traditional American BBQ!

4-Mac n Cheese

Macaroni and cheese (or Mac n Cheese) is considered the ultimate comfort food that can be eaten entirely on its own or as a tasty side to a whole host of other dishes.

It is commonly bought as a frozen ready meal in grocery stores that can be prepared in no time at all, which is part of the reason for its popularity.

By Azan

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