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What take-out food reveals about US history

Posted July 28th, 2016 at 12:54 pm (UTC-4)

From fast-food restaurants to pizza delivery, the history of take-out food can tell us plenty about American history because what we eat and how we eat it, often reflects the changes taking place in society at any particular time. “You can learn a lot from food,” says Emelyn Rude, a food historian and author of Tastes […]

Goodbye Ketchup, Hello Sriracha! How Immigrants Transform US Cuisine

Posted May 4th, 2016 at 8:34 am (UTC-4)

Ketchup, a tangy tomato sauce that Americans put on hamburgers and dip French fries into, has long been America’s favorite condiment, but an upstart with Asian roots is beginning to make inroads. Sriracha, a hot sauce usually made from chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt, probably originated in Thailand, but is increasingly showing up […]

Does Bias Impact Price of US Ethnic Food?”

Posted April 13th, 2016 at 1:54 pm (UTC-4)

Does how we feel about a certain ethnic group determine how much people are willing to pay for that group’s cuisine? If you ask Krishnendu Ray, a professor of food studies at New York University, the answer is yes. 10 MOST EXPENSIVE ETHNIC CUISINES (2014) French Japanese American Continental Italian Spanish Greek Korean Indian Mexican “Basically, […]

Top 10 Most Popular Ethnic Cuisines in US

Posted May 18th, 2015 at 3:21 pm (UTC-4)
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The United States is a great melting pot and evidence of our multicultural roots can often be found in the food we eat. MORE ABOUT AMERICA Wild West Ghost Town Emerges from Watery Grave What Happens When Americans Tweet What They Eat Why Small US Towns Embrace Their Weirdness A majority of Americans (77 percent) […]

Popular Cuisines in Each US State

Posted January 20th, 2015 at 3:17 pm (UTC-4)

Foreigners might think of Americans as people who only eat hamburgers and hot dogs, but a new map suggests diversity is key when it comes to popular cuisines across the United States. America is a land of immigrants and that ethnic mix is reflected in the most popular foods in each state. People who live […]