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Category: America

American Food Glossary

GLOSSARY OF FOOD FROM AMERICA Note: The following is only a partial listing of food terms. Abelskivers: rich puffy Scandinavian pancakes baked in a pan with deep round wells. Baked Beans: small white beans, slow-baked (often overnight), seasoned with salt pork, molasses, and mustard. (New England) Boston Brown Bread: a steamed bread made of whole […]

American Food and Culture

FOOD AND CULTURE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA When it comes to the American food and culture, it is for good reason that Israel Zangwill’s term “Melting Pot” for the name of a play in 1908 still serves as an apt description of the United States today. The United States is a nation of immigrants, […]

Food in Hawaii and Alaska

HAWAIIAN AND ALASKAN FOOD The two youngest states of the United States bring an offering of contrasts to the huge American table of foods. Hawaii offers touches from the South Pacific and Southeast-Asian cuisine like the sharp salty fish sauces, exotic spices, an array of tropical fruits such as taro, coconut, passion fruit, guava, tangy-sour […]

Foods of Southern and Southwestern American Region

AMERICAN FOODS OF SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWESTERN REGION American Southern Regions Foods “Take two and butter ’em while they’re hot!” refers to the southern predilection for a variety of delicious home-baked hot breads and beaten biscuits, which are eaten at almost every meal. As famed as southern hospitality are Virginia ham, southern fried chicken, hog’n hominy […]

Domestic Life, Meals and Customs in America

AMERICAN CUSTOMS, MEAL AND LOCAL DOMESTIC LIFE Some of the earliest cooking by European immigrants used brick ovens and iron pots suspended over open hearths. Ironware, hearth-cooking, and brick ovens have not entirely disappeared from the American scene, but Treen (the variety of wooden cooking and eating ware) and many pewter pieces are now collector’s […]

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