Why American Food Is Still Awesome

April 23, 2019 admin 0 Comment

The rise of globalization has increased the awareness of local cuisines from all over the world. And while cuisines from different countries get respect for all the right reasons, food made from the United States of America don’t get most foodies excited. In fact, when most people talk about American food, they talk about it negatively. In spite of this, there are many reasons why American cuisine deserves to be appreciated for what it is. Here are some of the reasons from my pal at

1. Generous servings- One of the most endearing (and sometimes heavily criticized aspects) of American food is their generous servings. As much as they emphasize quality, Americans also put a premium on quantity; after all, Americans love their food too! Almost always, Amercian meals are served big, so you won’t go out of your table not stuffed. While some see it as a negative (some think it’s too many), I think the generous servings of American food should be seen as a positive.  

2. A fusion of multiple cultural backgrounds- It’s hard to pinpoint what defines American food because the country’s cuisine is a product of both local and international influences. Some locally made delicacies such as fruit pies, mac and cheese, burgers, and barbecue are spectacularly made. They also gave some international favorites such as pizza a unique American twist. To make things even more interesting, some of their dishes may vary depending on which region it is produced. Take for example the barbecue, where different states/regions have their own take of making one.

3. Puts emphasis on breakfast- While much has been said about American cuisine, even foreigners cannot complain about American breakfasts. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Americans certainly take it by heart. Breakfast dishes in the USA is the works; it’s a no-holds barred plate containing all the essentials you need to get by the rest of the day: protein, calories, vitamins, and a lot of love and comfort.

4. It is simple yet complex- The complexity of American cuisine is criminally underrated. Some may criticize American food as merely some ingredients thrown together with a little bit or a lot of sauce, but real American food goes beyond what you see in fast food chains. The mix of ingredients found in a lot of American dishes is incredible, and the end result is more often than not spectacular. Also, different cities, communities, and families have a different take on these dishes, and they are more often than not great in their own way. There is more to American food than just fast food. I believe that it deserves more respect in the global stage than how it’s being received right now.