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The cuisine of the united states reflects its history. the european colonization of the americas yielded the introduction of a number of ingredients and cooking styles to the latter. the various styles continued expanding well into the 19th and 20th centuries, proportional to the influx of immigrants from many foreign nations; such influx developed a rich diversity in food preparation throughout the country.

early native americans utilized a number of cooking methods in early american cuisine that have been blended with early european cooking methods to form the basis of american cuisine. when the colonists came to virginia, massachusetts, or any of the other english colonies on the eastern seaboard of north america, they farmed animals for clothing and meat in a similar fashion to what they had done in europe. they had cuisine similar to their previous british cuisine. the american colonial diet varied depending on the settled region in which someone lived. commonly hunted game included deer, bear, buffalo and wild turkey. a number of fats and oils made from animals served to cook much of the colonial foods. prior to the revolution, new englanders consumed large quantities of rum and beer, as maritime trade provided them relatively easy access to the goods needed to produce these items: rum was the distilled spirit of choice, as the main ingredient, molasses, was readily available from trade with the west indies. in comparison to the northern colonies, the southern colonies were quite diverse in their agricultural diet and did not have a central region of culture.


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American Lasagna

(1 ) Lasagna (American)

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 ...


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A chocolate brownie is a flat, baked square or bar developed in the United States at the end of the ...


(1 ) barbecue grill (American)

Barbecue (informally barbeque, BBQ or barby/barbies) is both a cooking method and an apparatus. The generally accepted differences between barbecuing ...

Pastel De Choclo

(1 ) (American) (Argentine) (Bolivian)

Pastel De Choclo is a South American dish based on sweetcorn or choclo. First documented as a dish in Chile, ...


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A BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato) is a type of bacon sandwich. The standard BLT is made up of five ...

Apple Pie

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An apple pie is a fruit pie in which the principal filling ingredient is apple. It is, on occasion, served ...

Blue Hawaii

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Blue Hawaii is a tropical cocktail made of rum, pineapple juice, Curaçao, sweet and sour mix, and sometimes vodka as ...

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