The national cuisine of America is surprisingly diverse. One should not think that Americans eat only in fast food and only burgers in their different variants. In fact, there are a lot of American dishes. Americans honor traditions, and often organize family gatherings with a great variety of different delicacies.
Interestingly, a special role in the diet is played by vegetable and fruit salads. They are eaten both separately and together with various hot main courses. In many American restaurants, salads do not even need to be ordered separately. They will be served to you together with other ordered food and included in its price. Of course, special attention is paid to the green salad. It is sliced or ripped in large pieces. Everyone can add the right amount of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, ginger, garlic powder, etc.) to his portion.
What do they eat in America for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Breakfast of Americans is hard to imagine without omelets or eggs. These dishes are almost always served with bacon. Ham or sausages can be used instead. Fried potatoes (including fries) are often added to an egg or omelette.
Some Americans do not like to have such a thick breakfast. A cereal porridge can be a substitute for an omelette or an egg. Many people like corn flakes with milk and other supplements.
Lunch usually consists of a hearty soup and a hamburger. Burgers with a huge variety of fillings are prepared.
Dinner in the USA is often the main meal. Various soups and broths are served for the first time. For the second - nonfat types of meat (beef and poultry). Various vegetable side dishes and potatoes are an ideal addition to the main course. Dessert also becomes obligatory. Different pies, puddings, cakes, and cheesecakes allow finishing your meal in America. Desserts are usually served with tea or coffee. And the traditional pie may also be accompanied by a sweet compote.
The most popular American dishes
Traditional American cuisine is inextricably linked with barbecue. Grilled meat is a favorite dainty of many US citizens. Meats cooked on the open fire are included in the menu of many facilities of various types (from street "diners" to expensive prestigious restaurants). Grilled meat is especially popular in the south of the country.
Traditional U.S. dishes also include burgers, which many people love. They are served with different fillings (from regular cutlets to crab meat). In some cases, burgers are served without buns. The meat filling is supplemented with salad leaves.
A well-known dish of the national cuisine is fried chicken. Restaurants can offer you a whole chicken, as well as wings, thighs, and shins.
Cheesecake is a famous dish of the traditional menu in the central part of the country. Popular cake is made of Philadelphia cheese and is often frozen.
The pies deserve special attention in America. They are cooked with different fillings, from dough with many ingredients and amaze with variety.
Traditional cuisine is impossible without punkies. Usually these thick pancakes are eaten together with maple syrup, bananas, ice cream, and peanut paste.
The national American cuisine also has a place for it:
- French fries,
- chocolate cake,
- cobb salad, deep pizza,
- Corn porridge and many other dishes.
The list can be enumerated up to infinity. Not surprisingly, the menu of some places includes hundreds of items. It is better to try it!