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What exactly is American food?

 
 
Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 11:59 am
One of my work team members has just arrived from China and wants to try American food.
At the food truck on the corner, we've tried the Philly Cheese Steak and the Cheeseburger. (meh. Both not the kind of food I eat nor were they particularly good. )
Onward, what should be next in the American Food Search?

Joe(empanadas?)Nation
 
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:01 pm
@Joe Nation,
Meatloaf? Roast beef and potatoes with gravy? Fried chicken?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:02 pm
@Joe Nation,
pulled pork

Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:03 pm
@Mame,
Ah, the truck has a meatloaf sandwich. Good one.

Fried Chicken, I might have to make myself and bring into the office.

Joe(Today I had Chicken Curry and homemade Bread)Nation
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:04 pm
@ehBeth,
Pulled pork.. Goooood!
And, if I can find any decent unsauced barbecue in this town....

Joe(that would be good, right?)Nation
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:06 pm
@Joe Nation,
yup

the place Frankie and I went years ago had some fine bbq
Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:06 pm
Gumbo, po-boy's...
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:07 pm
It just dawned on me, all three of the responders have been Canucks.. lol
We must like our food.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:08 pm
@ehBeth,
Wasn't that TEXAS Barbecue? I'll have to see if they straightened up.

Joe(get that red stuff offa my red stuff)Nation
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:09 pm
@Joe Nation,
(I'm trying to find my Yelp review)
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:10 pm
@Ceili,
Tis all Cana-nadians because you actually eat food which looks like food.

Joe(We eat what tastes as good as it looks)Nation
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:16 pm
@Joe Nation,
Kansas style I think.

http://www.rubbbq.net/bbq/menu


get the burnt ends if they have some


http://www.yelp.com/biz/rub-bbq-new-york-2#hrid:KXN1_P-OIlzAs2o_wRTb6g/src:self
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:28 pm
According to this article, your list should include:

New England clam chowder (Massachusetts)

Pastrami (New York)

Shoofly pie (Pennsylvania)

Smithfield ham (Virginia)

Po-boys (Louisiana)

Fajitas (Texas)

Chicago hot dogs (Illinois)

Chile verde (New Mexico)

San Francisco sourdough (California)

Olympia oysters (Washington)
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:31 pm
And, from this list of foods only America could have invented:

Corn Dog
Philly Cheesesteak
“Chinese Food”
S’mores
Reuben Sandwich
Cobb Salad
Baked Alaska
Buffalo Wings
Turducken
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 12:37 pm
Here's another list of 100 must eat American foods

The American Omnivore's Hundred

New York pizza
Hoppin' John
New Mexico green chile
Homemade buttermilk biscuits
Tasso
Whole Maine lobster
Calabash-style shrimp and hushpuppies
Kansas City barbecue ribs
Hot glazed Krispy Kreme
San Diego fish tacos
Cheese curds
Key lime pie
Philly cheese steak
Memphis pork barbecue sandwich
Lowcountry boil
Huckleberry pie
New England clam chowder
Boiled peanuts
Buffalo burger
Eggs Benedict
Pastrami on rye
Corned beef and cabbage
Pancakes with maple syrup
Everything bagel with cream cheese and tomato
Thin Mints (preferably frozen)
Frito pie
Potato knish with mustard
Silver Queen corn on the cob
Soft pretzel from a street cart
Fresh-picked blueberries
Sourwood honey
State fair funnel cake
Chesapeake crab cakes
Candied yams
Oyster dressing
Snow cone or snowball
Wild Alaskan salmon
Sautéed morels
Persimmon pudding
General Tso's Chicken
Frozen custard
Italian sausage with peppers and onions on a hoagie bun
Chili dog
Buffalo wings with blue cheese
Spam musubi
Saltwater taffy
Fluffernutter sandwich on Wonder Bread
Black and white cookie
Frybread
BLT with thick-cut applewood bacon
Baked beans
Pumpkin pie
Collards with vinegar and Tabasco
Tex-Mex fajitas with skirt steak and sautéed peppers
Fried green tomatoes
Succotash
Shrimp and grits
Hot water cornbread
Barbecue chicken pizza with red onions
Chicken fried steak
Carnitas burrito
Apple butter
Geoduck
Soft-serve ice cream cone dipped in chocolate shell (especially Dairy Queen)
Pecan pie
Catfish supper at a church or fire station
Oysters Rockefeller
Homemade cranberry sauce
Pimiento cheese
MoonPie washed down with R.C. Cola
Pickled watermelon rind
Cracker Jacks at the ball game
Smithfield ham
Meatloaf and mashed potato blue plate special at diner
Chicken and waffles
Po'Boy
Green bean casserole with French's fried onions
Stuffed sopaipillas
Turducken
Shad roe on toast
Sweet potato casserole with or without marshmallows
Cioppino
New York cheesecake
Pan-fried river trout
Jambalaya
North Carolina pig pickin'
California rolls
Burgoo
Penuche fudge
Fried peanut butter and banana sandwich (the Elvis)
Scrapple or livermush
Elk medallions in red wine reduction
Muscadine grapes
Cheeseburger at backyard barbecue
Open-face turkey sandwich
Chicago deep dish pizza
Cobb salad
Peach pie a la mode
Macaroni and cheese with Tillamook sharp cheddar
Root beer float



Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 01:04 pm
WOW! This is great.
Quote:
Spam musubi
At first, I thought this was wasabi, but it's not. What is it?

~~
I don't think he's ready for a Moon Pie and R.C. Cola yet.

We are going to Chicago next week. Deep dish Pizza.....

Joe(i'm ready)Nation
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 01:21 pm
@Joe Nation,
I'd never heard of it either. Apparently, it originates in Hawaii and is a takeoff of sushi. See the link for the procedure.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2008/04/tutorial-how-to-make-hawaiian-spam-musubi-sushi.html

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/need_to_know/20080404-feature01.jpg

You Will Need

1 can Spam
3 cups uncooked sushi rice
Soy sauce
Sugar
Nori sheets
Furikake or li hing mui
A musubi-maker

DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 01:34 pm
@Joe Nation,
Smoked beef sausage. (That's real Texas BBQ.)

Smoked beef ribs. (No BBQ sauce, just a rub of spices.) (That's real Texas BBQ, too.)

Drew(Dammit, now I need to make a pilgrimage to Lockhart)Dad
Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 01:36 pm
@Butrflynet,
I heard once, that Hawaii eats more spam than anywhere else on earth. Ok, not the state, the fine citizens who live there. True or not?
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 01:37 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:
We are going to Chicago next week. Deep dish Pizza.....

Joe(i'm ready)Nation

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