Monday, March 20, 2023

Actual Origins of Ethnic Foods

America immigrants brought cuisine from their native lands, and shared it with everyone. Once a new dish caught on outside an ethnic enclave, it became American. Often somewhere along the way, someone would change it a little to make it simple, faster, sweeter, or conform to the ingredients available. There are also purely American food innovations that were labeled as being from some other place to made it more alluring. The result of all this is a bunch of American dishes with ethnic-sounding names and complicated backstories that have been lost to time. But not always- Weird Food History digs up those stories so we can know and enjoy our favorite dishes no matter whether they are "authentic" or not.


Anonymous said...

Rocky Mountain oysters, but in metric.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Keep on eatin' in the free world.