There are certainly foods that we think of as American staples. When you think of the good old U.S.A, you may think apple pie, hamburgers, pizza or clam chowder were all invented here. And you would be right…about one of them. Here, you will discover 5 seemingly all-American foods that were invented in other countries.
The history of food is a rich and deep as the history of our existence. With Thanksgiving coming up, we turn to the traditional foods of our country’s history. Our plates are filled with squashes, corn pudding, turkey and cranberry sauce, thanks to the influence of Native Americans.
Over the years, many other influences crept into our food. All the travel and our European history played a major role in our diet. As mentioned in Digital History, food is much more than just a substance. The article says, “it is filled with cultural, psychological, emotional, and even religious significance. It defines shared identities and embodies religious and group traditions.”
But here, I am to keep it simple. Tapping into a few myths about a few foods we consider to be American. With the help of Ranker, I’ve put together a list of 5 seemingly all-American foods that were actually invented in other countries. There’s much to consider when you bite into that burger. And hey, this Thanksgiving when you express your thanks, you can add a few countries to the list, who helped influence the food on your plate.