Happy President's Day! 20 Classic American Recipes To Celebrate

Happy President's Day! 20 Classic American Recipes To Celebrate

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Emma Christensen
Feb 20, 2012
American food is one big stew pot of cultures, influences, and tastes -- that's part of what makes it so much fun to cook! There are the regional foods we grew up with like Southern pralines, Minnesota wild rice soup, and salads bursting with California citrus. Then there are the dishes from other parts of the world that have found a home here: enchiladas, pork dumplings, and curries to name a few. And let's not forget the dishes that just feel "American" through and through, like hamburgers piled high with toppings and thick slices of birthday cake. Today, in celebration of President's Day, let's take a look at some of the dishes that make up our uniquely American cuisine. But what IS American food? Which dishes do you think of first? "American food" can mean something different for each of us. Even the fact that we disagree sometimes is part of what makes our cuisine what it is! This gathering of recipes, pulled from our archives, is just a sampling of all the possible dishes we might include. Row 1:Baked Apple DumplingsChicken and DumplingsChocolate Chip CookiesAvocado and Grapefruit SaladBarbecue Turkey Meatloaf Row 2Kenny Lao's Rickshaw DumplingsPint-Sized Pizza PoppersMonkey Bread with Bourbon Crème AnglaiseKorean Barbecued Short RibsEgg Salad with Radishes Row 3Calzones: Make Now or Freeze for LaterClassic Southern ColeslawCrab Cakes with Easy RemouladePotato and Cauliflower CurryOld-Fashioned Juicy Hamburgers Row 4Slow-Cooker Black Bean EnchiladasClassic Southern Pecan PralinesFunfetti Birthday Cake from ScratchMinnesota Wild Rice SoupEasy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese What do you consider to be quintessentially American food? What else would you add to this list? We'd love to hear your ideas and stories. Related: Quick and Dirty Guide to American Beer Styles (Images: See attached posts)
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