When I was in Brazil last month, I was having dinner and realized that basically everything on my plate could be considered Brazilian food. Yes, there is of course a Portuguese influence, but I think most Brazilian food is unique/original. I got to thinking about the countries that I have been to and how most of the food in those countries was unique to their country/culture.
I started trying to think about what foods the USA has that could be considered ours. I dicsussed this with some colleagues, but could not come up with much. Here is the list:
- Buffalo Wings
- Barbeque (Texas, KC, etc.)
- Cobb Salad? (I love these).
So that is all we could come up with. Everything else that we could think of and that we eat on a regular basis came from someplace else.
So, my question for anyone reading this is what other foods/dishes do we eat in the USA that we could say are ours?