Cuisine Glossary

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We will try to explain the culture, significant influences, climate, and other factors that have come together to create a distinct style. For example: Spanish, Mexican or Japanese.


American Cuisine

Cuisine of the day American cuisine varies with region, and it is quite naturally influenced by the many ethnic groups who immigrated here. The popular food in the southwest U.S. is Tex-Mex, which includes a lot of tortillas, hot salsas, beans, and burritos. In the southern United States, popular dishes include catfish, barbecue, cornbreads, vegetables, gravies, and pork. The New Orleans area is noted for its Cajun and Creole dishes, which includes a spicy blending of African and French flavors in a uniquely American taste that continues to grow in popularity all over the U.S. Popular Cajun dishes include gumbo, dirty rice, and jambalaya. Scandinavian influences can be seen in the cuisine of the northwestern U.S., while Dutch and German flavors characterize the cuisine of various regions around the country. Americans most popular ethnic cuisine continues to be Chinese, which explains the growth of Chinese restaurants, even in very small U.S. towns. The busy lifestyle of many Americans makes fast food -- hamburgers, pizzas, even Chinese express -- an easy alternative on some days of the month.

Source: HungryMonster Writers