Quintessential American Foods

We'll begin with a dish so American that it inspired the phrase "as American as apple pie."

1. Apple Pie 

It is believed that European immigrants carried apple pie to the United States, but it has since firmly established itself on the American culinary landscape.

2. Cheeseburgers

The cheeseburger originated as a "Hamburger Steak Sandwich," which gained popularity in the 1890s.

When cheese was first introduced is debatable, but in 1935 Louis Ballast of Denver, Colorado was granted the trademark for cheeseburgers.

Pizza has evolved into a diverse regional menu item in the United States, often accompanied by impassioned debates over which style is superior.

3. Pizza 

But from Chicago's deep dish to New York's foldable pizza, it remains one of the most popular dishes available.

The history of Nashville hot chicken is as fiery as the dish itself.

4. Nashville Hot Chicken

Pepper-coated chicken by a scorned admirer in an effort to teach him a lesson.

Nothing says comfort cuisine quite like combining carbohydrates with additional carbohydrates. 

5. Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits, and gravy are most popular in the South, but can be found virtually anywhere brunch is served.

Cornbread, a cornmeal-based fast bread, is a staple of Southern American cuisine.

6. Cornbread

Maine offers the best-tasting lobster rolls, you can also make them at home with this straightforward recipe.

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