Different cultures contribute to our culinary melting pot. The flavors of American foods alter with these new contributions, influencing generations to come.
What was once known as “foreign” food eventually becomes adopted and Americanized. It’s inevitable that food changes as it mixes with American cultures. Lack of unique ingredients and brushing up against other cultures gives food a new identity.
Americans are spoiled, as we can enjoy a panoply of flavors every day. The strength of our country is in our differences and should be celebrated. Be adventurous and try something new.
Listen as Chef Edward Lee joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how Americanized foods are worthy of celebration.