- Pizza evolved from the tomato pie that is served in Italy with cheese and crust. Lasagna and pizza with lots of cheese and tomato sauce is the commonly known Italian food, although in Italy people eat a variety of healthy food because of the availability of fresh vegetables, seafood and olive oil. Italian immigrants in America adapted the ingredients and cooking methods to American ways because of availability.
- The popular Chinese food in American culture is fortune cookies and chop suey, which didn't come from China.
- There are lots of interesting stories about Jewish delis and Mexican salsa.
US is known to be a melting pot of cultures, so the food has lots of influences. There are lots of stories about the type of food early Americans ate that we probably won't eat now. The change in the way of cooking and technology i.e refrigerators and railroads influence what we eat. Even what is written in cookbooks is different because in the 20th century cookbooks gave wisdom and household tips to women.
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