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#1 Edited by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

At first I was gonna ask, "is there such a thing as American foods", but after a serious brain twist, I only ended-up with PB&J.

Obviously Peanut Butter was invented by Jorge Washington Carver, and PB&J was made there cause it wasn't distributed internationally before the first PBJ in America.

Do you know more Answers of pure American foods?

PS: Native"pre-America" Americans don't count"

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think there is any American food is there?

#3 Posted by logy5000 (5531 posts) - - Show Bio

Turkey, pumpkins.

#4 Posted by ssejllenrad (12792 posts) - - Show Bio

"Foods" Ha! Only in Muricah!

#5 Posted by The Stegman (20865 posts) - - Show Bio

hotdogs?

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman: are German

#7 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

@logy5000 said:

Turkey, pumpkins.

Both were eaten before America came into being.

#8 Posted by logy5000 (5531 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb: Turkey came from America. Native Americans gave them to the settlers.

#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

@logy5000: the OP says no pre-America food, I would say Turkeys count

#10 Posted by logy5000 (5531 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Maybe my history book is wrong, but it says that Europe didn't have turkey until it was introduced by native Americans.

#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

@logy5000 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Maybe my history book is wrong, but it says that Europe didn't have turkey until it was introduced by native Americans.

exactly, the OP says no Native American food only stuff from United States of America count. Native Americans where eating turkey before America was a country so it doesn't count.

#12 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

Chicken Nuggets were invented in America.

#13 Posted by LordMaverick (5221 posts) - - Show Bio

Reese's

#14 Posted by LordMaverick (5221 posts) - - Show Bio

Campbell's

#15 Edited by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio

Chow Mein

S'mores

Corn dogs

Philly Cheesesteak

Reubens

Cobb Salad

Baked Alaska

Buffalo Wings

Turducken

potato chips

caesar salad

Brownies

fortune cookies

graham crackers

french dip

popsicles

meat loaf

spaghetti and meatballs

general tso's chicken

etc, etc,

#16 Posted by LordMaverick (5221 posts) - - Show Bio

BBQ ribs

#17 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

OK guys, so far we have Clamato, PB&J, and Corndogs. All 3 invented by Americans, in America, and as original as a food can get in terms of not being a remake or modification of something that preceded it.

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

I don't think there is any American food is there?

Johnny, I hope your not missing with me again. I told you I don't get your jokes. there's one right in the OP. So far the above 3 is what I've got though.

@ssejllenrad said:

"Foods" Ha! Only in Muricah!

*cracks knuckles*

Sometimes, I am glad to be an English teacher with a linguist background, we are immune overlords on the internet. Yes "Food" or "Fruit" are uncountable nouns"all this food is delicious", you see that it works with 'is" even though it's plural the same way it works for singular . However, an "s" can be added if referring to a varietiety/types of foods present"What are the foods that you normally prefer?(groups of food).

#18 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Killer_of_trolls: no Hoss, ain't no jokes here. I just always presumed that American food would all just be variations of food the immigrants brought over when they settled the country

#19 Posted by Captain_Yesterday (807 posts) - - Show Bio

Were Hamburger and Hot Dogs invented here?

Also, are pizza is nothing like Italian pizza.

Actually a lot of 'American' food, is just a different take on an ethnic foods from somewhere else.

Like our Chinese food is nothing like real Chinese food.

Either way there are a ton of 'new world' crops that were only found in america before people started coming over here. Like tomatos.

I know that doesn't make them American foods, just saying a lot of European foods like pasta were, in their current form, not around until after the New World was discovered.

#20 Posted by Batnandez (511 posts) - - Show Bio

Apple pie, american barbecue, pizza technically is, mac and cheese, the cheeseburger

#21 Posted by KnightRise (4757 posts) - - Show Bio

Freedom.

#22 Posted by cattlebattle (12305 posts) - - Show Bio

jerky
philly cheese steak

#23 Edited by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I suspected so too, that's why I made this thread. All I have for now are the 3 things mentioned above, and I'm being excessively serious on this, lol.

@Batnandez:

Apple pie

Apple pieby Geoffrey Chaucer, and Englishman, in England, before Columbus was even of America.

american barbecue

Although, I admit America to have the best BBQ, they Have Not developed new grilling techniques in the US. All the new ones there are modifications of recipes that already existed before.

cheeseburger

Jee man, it's a tough one I was hoping to avoid. Burgers are German, and processed cheese is obviously not American. Despite the fact that it's history is so blurry, 3 people have been documented with inventing that combo, one of them is a 16 yo boy. However, all 3 are American, so I'll add it.

@Captain_Yesterday said:

Were Hamburger and Hot Dogs invented here?

Also, are pizza is nothing like Italian pizza.

Actually a lot of 'American' food, is just a different take on an ethnic foods from somewhere else.

Like our Chinese food is nothing like real Chinese food.

Either way there are a ton of 'new world' crops that were only found in america before people started coming over here. Like tomatos.

I know that doesn't make them American foods, just saying a lot of European foods like pasta were, in their current form, not around until after the New World was discovered.

Dogs and Burgers are German. Non of this is what've been asking for, but thanks for replying.

@cattlebattle said:

jerky

No original Jerky(charqui) is Spanish, and modern Jerky(including Pemmican) are By Native Americans in South America(before "America"). Also, for the phili I might give a roughly similar answer to cheezeburger, but the phili steak is more original in terms of making, so I'll give both a good thought before adding to the list. :)

#24 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

Freedom.

Freedom is not food, spammer!

#25 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Batnandez: Americans didn't start eating pizza till the 1900s, it was being made elsewhere for hundreds of years before that.

#26 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Killer_of_trolls said:

@KnightRise said:

Freedom.

Freedom is not food, spammer!

What show is that?

#27 Posted by FalconPuuunch (942 posts) - - Show Bio

Most of our foods are great remakes of other foods.

#28 Posted by KnightRise (4757 posts) - - Show Bio

@Killer_of_trolls said:

@KnightRise said:

Freedom.

Freedom is not food, spammer!

I'll have to disagree

#29 Posted by SpideyPresence (1906 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

@Killer_of_trolls said:

@KnightRise said:

Freedom.

Freedom is not food, spammer!

I'll have to disagree

Lmao. This is epic.

#30 Posted by nU_Kovak (127 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

Freedom.

Murica!

#31 Posted by The Stegman (20865 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@The Stegman: are German

For some reason I thought hotdogs were different..but yeah, you're right.
#32 Posted by GhostofOnyx (656 posts) - - Show Bio

Deep fried twinkies

#33 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

American food is just the same as it's TV shows and films, remakes.

#34 Posted by Bruxae (9531 posts) - - Show Bio

Just take anything and deepfry it, but some butter on and its american.

#35 Posted by Captain_Yesterday (807 posts) - - Show Bio

@Killer_of_trolls: You just said to the guy before you'd add it but to me it's German.

And I said that didn't have to do with it, but whatever. Sorry for just trying to add some enlightenment to the conversation, especially since your question wasn't entirely clear.

Many American dishes are that because the are different from their European countparts and considered American, like say... Cheeseburgers,,,

Oh so sorry.... but thanks for replying

#36 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: The show is called the Newsroom.

@Captain_Yesterday: lol dude stop being mad, and reread my post. I said I would add both your suggestions. I said it right there in the end of the last sentence in my reply to you(I'll even point it out in a qoute). I even said my answer to the 2 of you is the same. please careful next time to avoid misunderstandings. I am not a troll, I kill them, and if I was...well then you won't see me responding after suicide...unless they have internet in the afterlife, lol.

Jee man, it's a tough one I was hoping to avoid. Burgers are German, and processed cheese is obviously not American. Despite the fact that it's history is so blurry, 3 people have been documented with inventing that combo, one of them is a 16 yo boy. However, all 3 are American, so I'll add it.
#37 Edited by Captain_Yesterday (807 posts) - - Show Bio

@Killer_of_trolls: Ummm, I said in my first sentence you said you would add it. I won't botherputting it in bold like a douche. And that reply wasn't to me.

I was just messing around cause you said you add it and brushed it aside as nothing with me. I'm not mad. I can see you are. But I'm cool as a cucumber. Sorry if I made you mad.

Oh, and what about Mac and Cheese? That seems like something only we would be crazy enough to come up with.

#38 Posted by krilling (2488 posts) - - Show Bio

White Cake.

#39 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bruxae said:

Just take anything and deepfry it, but some butter on and its american.

Sounds kinda like Scotland. I think some chip shops will batter and deep fry anything you ask them to, if you provide it. Mars Bars are a popular choice, and are sometimes on the menu with the normal stuff like battered pizza, haggis and black pudding:

#40 Posted by Killer_of_trolls (1852 posts) - - Show Bio

@Captain_Yesterday: No, I'm not mad, not sure why you'de think so.

OH $HIT! got mixed up between Batnandez's comment and yours, lol. My bad man.

Anyway, the thing that differs in his answer and yours, is that he said Cheeseburger. I pointed out the difference in my reply to him. The difference is that US was the first recorded to add cheese to a hamburger sandwich, making it a new meal cause of the original combo. However, I decided to not add it nor the Philie cause the cheese it's roughly no different than a topping.

#41 Posted by GhostofOnyx (656 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bruxae said:

Just take anything and deepfry it, but some butter on and its american.

Exactly! America: THe single world capital for diabetes and cardiac arrest! COME ON OVER SOON!!

#42 Posted by SavageDragon (2173 posts) - - Show Bio

Hamburgers, Pizza, Mac an Cheese, Corn, Gatorade, Coca Cola and Pepsi and Tons of Candy

#43 Posted by Batnandez (511 posts) - - Show Bio

@GhostofOnyx: england is nearly is bad, our fatness is really only because we were balling before everyone else, people in other countries will soon follow, fatness is already happening among the asian countries excess leads to tubbyness

#44 Posted by satyrgod (2115 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't biscuits and gravy a US thing?

#45 Posted by enchantlee (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocky Mountain Toast. aka, the bread with egg in the middle

#46 Posted by judasnixon (5467 posts) - - Show Bio

Gumbo

#47 Posted by ChaosBlazer (3930 posts) - - Show Bio

@Captain_Yesterday said:

Actually a lot of 'American' food, is just a different take on an ethnic foods from somewhere else.

Pretty much this.

#48 Posted by LordMaverick (5221 posts) - - Show Bio

Hamburger helper

#49 Posted by LordMaverick (5221 posts) - - Show Bio

Doritos

#50 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27643 posts) - - Show Bio

@SavageDragon said:

Hamburgers, Pizza, Mac an Cheese, Corn, Gatorade, Coca Cola and Pepsi and Tons of Candy

hamburgers are German, Pizza is Greek/Italian, Corn was being eating thousands of years before the USA existed and candy came to America via Britain and France in the 1800's