American cuisine – a must for your trip

American cuisine suffers from an undeserved lack of recognition worldwide. Unfamiliarity because for the uninitiated, American cuisine means fried food and junk food. The globalization of American fast food has played a negative role in what we currently believe we know about American gastronomy. However, by following our tips on the USA, you will be able to find the right food for you.

Before going further, let us rightly point out that fast-foods were democratized only from the beginning of the 40s, in 1937 to be more precise, with the creation of the multinational McDonalds. However, the American kitchen is older than that. Wikipedia tells us that the traditional recipes of the American Indians are nowadays well kept and considered as American cultural heritage.

American gastronomy

The greatness of the United States is reflected in its rich and diverse culture. Each state has its own culture that differentiates it from the others, and so does American cuisine. At first glance, it is like a perfect blend of the culinary skills of immigrants who came to the country since the 16th century.

Some American specialties, like the famous hamburger, were not invented by Americans. No matter, the Americans still dedicate a national day to him (May 28).

Each state in the United States has its own specialty, and so some dishes have become popular and have become an American specialty in their own right. In the sweet department: pancakes, donuts, brownies, muffins, etc.; and in the savory department: bacon meatloaf, steak and egg, Maine lobster roll (a hot dog roll with lobster, vegetables and a good sauce), chili con carne, Mac and Cheese, and of course the hot dog.

The famous American fast-food restaurants

After leading you to suspect the ignored side of American cuisine, let’s take a brief look at the famous fast food restaurants that have made themselves known to the world.

As we have just said, the hamburger is not American, but the USA has perfected it and even made it its own. There are several American fast food brands, most of which have spread to Europe: McDonald’s, Burger King, Denny’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, etc. The list is long.

In these shops, you will be served generous portions of delicious food that tastes just a little bit different from the local branches. Rest assured, everyone is at risk of putting on a few pounds during the vacations, no matter where you go. Eating a burger or two in the United States won’t hurt. On the other hand, eating only this, even here in France, could be harmful to your health. It’s hard to resist the hot dog vendor in Time Square, though! It’s definitely worth a visit for those passing through New York.