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Adult Refreshments

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Eggplant Parm - Italian-American Classics on Food & Wine (http://t.co/jMMuKMqwNc Eggplant Parm - Italian-American Classics on Food & Wine)
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This photo of eggplant Parm is so mouthwatering. This makes the most incredible lunch or dinner, and I love Italian-American classics like this. It is easy to make too. When I make this dish, I bake eggplant slices until they are golden brown, then smother them in homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan. Next I sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top and broil until the breadcrumbs are crispy and golden brown. Oh wow, what an amazing dish!

 

 

This smells amazing and tastes even better. A lot of home cooks drown the eggplant in heavily seasoned tomato sauce and then add a ton of cheese but because I like the natural flavor of eggplant, I prefer to honor this vegetable by keeping the tomato sauce simple and not adding too much cheese.

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French Fries are One of the Worst Foods You Can Eat

French Fries are One of the Worst Foods You Can Eat | American Food | Scoop.it
Most of us don't eat as well as we should, but we should at least be trying to cut back on junk foods that ruin our diets and expand ... (RT @ItsFoodPorn: Like french fries and hotdogs?
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There is a lot of scaremongering around at the moment about deep-fried food and French fries in particular, but I still maintain it is about balance. Now, a balanced diet does not mean a cheeseburger in one hand and a portion of fries in the other, but it is more about eating healthy most of the time with the occasional indulgence in junk food.

 

Having fries occasionally never hurt anyone and if you do fancy them more often then there are always other options such as oven-baked fries or potato wedges. This list also mentions other 'bad foods' as being bacon, donuts, hot dogs, and ice cream. What do you think about it? Do you think it is OK to enjoy junk food in moderation, do you eat it more often or do you have a total ban on these foods?

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How To Make Homemade “American” CheeseOne Good Thing by ...

How To Make Homemade “American” CheeseOne Good Thing by ... | American Food | Scoop.it
That was until I ran across a recipe for American Cheese that sounded quite easy! Besides, I was really craving a good grilled cheese sandwich…so I decided to go for it. processed cheese. I don't know about you, but when I ...
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Buying cheese is very simple and you can wander into any supermarket and come out with any kind of cheese you fancy, but making your own cheese is perhaps something you would like to try. American cheese is not the same as Kraft Singles, and this recipe is much better than anything from Kraft.

 

Calling for milk, salt, powdered gelatin and other ingredients, the recipe is made in a loaf pan. When it is done, you can use it to make the most amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, add it to omelets, tacos or salads, enjoy it by itself, or do whatever you want with it. This is a nice-textured, tasty cheese, which anyone can make at home.

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The American Fast Food the World Loves: Top Global Brands - Forbes

The American Fast Food the World Loves: Top Global Brands - Forbes | American Food | Scoop.it
Many of the top fast-food chains have thrived through the downturn thanks to international expansion. Here are the American chains with the biggest international presence...
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Some cuisines never really catch on beyond the boundaries of their own countries. When is the last time you went to a Ugandan restaurant or ordered some Icelandic fast food? Other cuisines have global appeal and there are brands which are known all over the world.

 

Is there anybody on the planet who has not heard of Coca Cola, for example? As you might expect, McDonalds and Subway are springing up in various countries and people love these American fast food snacks. KFC and Dunkin' Donuts are also very popular.

 

Many people like to indulge in fast food once or twice a week and then eat their own cuisine the rest of the time, but it is nice that people have the choice. Sometimes nothing but American food will hit the spot, and if you are craving a specific food then sometimes a little of what you are craving does you good!

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This article shows how quick the U.S based fast food restaurant industry is growing all over the world and how. The leading brand, without a surprise is McDonalds, with more than 18,700 international units. This article revealed how these different fast food brands are capable of gaining success by adapting to the various countries. McDonalds for example, has customised their menus according to different countries and their cultures, showing that the brand cares for its consumers. Another good example is Subway which has overcome ''substantial menu changes for individual markers, including going vegetarian in its India restaurants". I strongly believe that adapting to different markets but still keeping a strong brand identity is the way to success for businesses. 

 

 

Finn Mclaren's comment, March 21, 2013 8:25 PM
My views are similar to Rohans as I think what these huge conglomerates have done well is create a brand image that is the same all across the world, a brand that has the same values an portrays the same image as its counterparts back in the US as this is what many people want. I also think they have done a good job dealing with the challenges of different countries cultural differences by changing their menus with comprising the brand and there global image.
Priscilla Tuisamoa's comment, March 21, 2013 11:05 PM
This article gives some good examples of brands that have successfully branched out. I agree with Alex, that the growth and popularity of each of the companies mentioned (i.e. Subway, Duncan Dounuts, and Mc Donalds) can be attributed to marketing strategies that have made those brands internationally regonised.
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BBC - Food - Recipes : Fluffy American pancakes

BBC - Food - Recipes : Fluffy American pancakes | American Food | Scoop.it
These pancakes are light and fluffy and great for a weekend brunch. Try adding a large handful of fresh blueberries to the batter before cooking.
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Fluffy pancakes make a wonderful breakfast. They are hot, light and so versatile. Add blueberries or banana, or enjoy them with maple syrup poured over the top. You can make pancakes from scratch in about 10 minutes if you use this easy recipe. Although you can buy pancake batter from the store, and even prepared pancakes, nothing is as yummy as the homemade kind.

 

Make time in the morning to make your own pancakes and it will start your day off in the right way. It might seem like a lot of effort to make early in the morning but pancakes are simple to put together and the whole family will appreciate this wonderful treat in the morning. You can also enjoy pancakes as a nice snack any time you feel like it, although they are especially nice at breakfast time.

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Time for Europe to let British farmers grow GM food, says environment minister

Time for Europe to let British farmers grow GM food, says environment minister | American Food | Scoop.it
Owen Paterson (pictured) believes Britain should be open to using the GM science to increase crop yields and prevent disease, despite consumer concerns over 'Frankenstein foods'.
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1988 Wendy's Commercial Wendys Hamburgers

1988 Wendy's Commercial Wendys Hamburgers (I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/uWgn9bfi6u 1988 Wendy's Commercial Wendys Hamburgers)
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Do you remember this commercial from back in 1988? It is fascinating to see old commercials sometimes and surprising to think this one was made 25 years ago. The commercial itself focuses on how fresh and juicy Wendy's burgers are and compares a Wendy's burger to something which looks suspiciously like a McDonalds's burger, claiming Wendy's burgers are freshly made while 'other burgers' are not and therefore are more dry.

 

Commercials are quite different these days. Not only do they look better because of the advances in video and sound technology but there are plenty of special effects used these days to really grab your attention. The Wendy's burger in this commercial looks fabulous though!

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I am my own food critic, hear me chew! French VS American food ...

I am my own food critic, hear me chew! French VS American food ... | American Food | Scoop.it
I've been backpacking, couchsurfing and WWOOFing in France now for a little over a month. I've noticed tons of differences between France and my home country, America — specifically the differences in culture, age (of the ...
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What are the differences between American food and French food? Take a look at this blog and find out what one American has to say about the food he sampled in France. Find out why Pain au Chocolat is so good, what kind of cheese you can expect to find in the grocery stores or in the average French person's refrigerator, and why salad served as a main dish is so popular in Europe.

 

This nicely written piece is an eye-opener if you are curious about the differences between American and French dining. So much is covered, including why French tables are never set without knives, what makes French jam so good, and there are also plenty of food photos to drool over.

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'Iron Chef' Bobby Flay opens area eatery - The Arlington Advocate

'Iron Chef' Bobby Flay opens area eatery - The Arlington Advocate | American Food | Scoop.it
'Iron Chef' Bobby Flay opens area eatery
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At age 18, Flay was admitted to the first class at Manhattan's French Culinary Institute [now The International Culinary Center]. The decision to pursue ...
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Bobby Flay, the famous chef and restaurateur owns no less than 6 high-end restaurants and 13 burger restaurants. Flay is passionate about burgers and refuses to add anything to his meat apart from salt and pepper. A good hamburger patty is all about good meat after all and if you need to add lots of flavorings to the beef to make it taste good then it cannot be very good beef.

 

Great quality ground beef needs very little help with its flavor, so perhaps you might like to make your next hamburger patties the Flay Way and keep things simple. Find out more about Bobby Flay's philosophies with regard to food and find out if one of his eateries is near you, then you can visit and enjoy the fantastic food on offer.

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McDonald's set to make fries '100% French' - The Local.fr

McDonald's set to make fries '100% French' - The Local.fr | American Food | Scoop.it
McDonald's set to make fries '100% French'
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McDonald's in France is aiming to make their French fries true to their name, vowing to sell only 100% Made In France 'frites' by the end of 2013.
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What makes French fries French, if they are made in America from American-grown potatoes? Despite being called just 'fries' most of the time and even obtaining the moniker 'freedom fries' for a while back in 2003, French fries is the traditional name and this is one of the reasons McDonald's is planning to use French-grown potatoes to make all their fries.

 

Of course, French potatoes taste pretty much the same as potatoes grown anywhere else McDonald's already uses French flour to make their buns and some of their beef comes from France too.

 

So what do you think about this - do you think McDonald's should use American produce only to make their products, putting the welfare of their own farmers above that of French ones, or should they just use the cheapest ingredients to make their food?

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French Fries: Soft or Crispy?

French Fries: Soft or Crispy? | American Food | Scoop.it
I prefer mine on the softer side. reply. MsDianna 4 hours ago. Crispy. MsDianna. I like my french fries crispy just like McDonald's! reply. BigKwell 4 hours ago. Crispy. BigKwell. Not that fond of soft fries.
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How do you like your fries, soft or crispy? A lot of people enjoy them both ways. In the UK you would order 'chips' to get fries and these come soft and thickly cut like steak fries. Drenching them in malt vinegar is optional although a lot of British people do that. Of course that makes them even softer.

 

Crispy fries are popular at fast food restaurants, and these are usually very popular. The crispier the better - that is the general rule with crispy fries. There is something very satisfying about the snapping noise a crispy fry makes when you break it in half or bite into it. If you are making your own fries and you want to get them extra-crispy, try frying them twice. First just blanch them in the oil, then let them rest and then cook them again. Twice-cooked fries are really crunchy.

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I like mine crispy
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Top 10 Classic American Recipes

These top-rated recipes are true American classics, from fried chicken, cobb salad, and bacon cheeseburgers to mac and cheese. Po'boys from New Orleans. Deep dish pizza from Chicago. Ribs from Kansas City.
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American food classics range from mac and cheese to bacon cheeseburgers, Cobb salad, deep dish pizza and more, spanning all kinds of dishes hot and cold, plain and spicy, and traditional or adopted from other cuisines. Many American classics have been introduced from another culture and then taken to American hearts - pizza for example, which comes from Italy, or Dutch apple pie which dates back to medieval Europe.

 

Other dishes are American through and through, and were developed on American soil. These include Cobb salad and crispy fried chicken. Although it is fun to sample dishes from other cultures and cuisines, sometimes nothing beats a good old plate of American comfort food, and whether your preference is mac and cheese, sticky sweet ribs, catfish po'boys or deep-dish sausage pizza, American food is unique and certainly something unparalleled and extra-special.

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French Press: Oven Roasted French Fries

French Press: Oven Roasted French Fries | American Food | Scoop.it
Oven Roasted French Fries. Pin It. As parents, sometimes we need that {do what you gotta do} mentality. I have been known to use bribery from time to time. I know it's wrong. In a perfect world, kids would just do it {whatever ...
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Oven-roasted French fries are a tasty alternative to the deep-fried kind. Because they require less oil they are lower in fat and calories, and because roasting uses a dry heat they turn out crispy and crunchy, a trait all good fries have in common no matter whether they are baked, roasted or cooked the traditional way in a pot of hot oil.

 

Featuring paprika and garlic, as well as a touch of salt and black pepper, these delicious wedge-like roasted fries are sure to please even the fussiest eater. Pair them with hamburgers or a dish of chili, or offer them as a tempting snack with your favorite dipping sauces.

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How To Make French Fries Healthier - PerishableNews (press release)

How To Make French Fries Healthier - PerishableNews (press release) | American Food | Scoop.it
How To Make French Fries Healthier
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Eagle ID — As customer snacking occasions climb, the popularity of fried items remains steady, while consumers' interest in diet and well-being grows.
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French fries are not supposed to be healthy. They are supposed to be indulgent, delicious junk food. Trying to make French fries healthy is an anathema to some. Would you try to make apple pie savory instead of sweet? Would you try to make yourself look ugly instead of attractive? Of course not.

 

In my opinion, if you want to make French fries 'healthy' you should just eat smaller portions of them or limit your intake. Enjoying a small portion of fries once a week and eating healthier side dishes such as brown rice or boiled potatoes the rest of the week is a good balance, and means you can still enjoy fries without having to give them up altogether.

 

Fries are too good to give up! If you do wish to try making your fries healthier though, so you can indulge in them more often, making them wider so less of the surface area is exposed to the oil, oven-frying them instead of deep-frying them, and adding less salt to the fries are all good tips.

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Pizza: Coal-Fired or Wood-Fired? - New Jersey Monthly (blog)

Pizza: Coal-Fired or Wood-Fired? - New Jersey Monthly (blog) | American Food | Scoop.it
New Jersey Monthly (blog)
Pizza: Coal-Fired or Wood-Fired?
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Does pizza taste better when you cook it in a coal-fired oven or a wood-fired oven? Actually it depends on the type of pizza you are making, how thick the crust is and which flours you are using in it. Although either a coal or wood oven will cook your pizza well, you might prefer to choose coal if you are having a thin, crispy crust or wood if you prefer a puffy, soft crust. Coal offers a smoky taste but it is much harder to control than wood.

 

'Millie's Old World Meatballs and Pizza' in Morristown, New Jersey, is a pizzeria with a difference. Offering both a coal and a wood oven, the customer can select which he wants his pizza cooked in. This modern-looking restaurant is run by 2 brothers who are passionate about pizza, and if you are in the New Jersey area a visit is highly recommended.

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Crab Fried Rice with Pineapple Recipe | Hunter Angler Gardener ...

Crab Fried Rice with Pineapple Recipe | Hunter Angler Gardener ... | American Food | Scoop.it
This does not mean you can't cook Asian in rural America. Most of my recipes can be scaled down for “normal” ingredients, and now there is an excellent primer on preparing Asian food called Healthy Asian Favorites, which is ...
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Fried rice dishes are always great and this one features crab for a gourmet touch as well as pineapple for sweetness. Although I have not tasted this myself yet, it is definitely on my "to make" list because it sounds really good. This sounds like a very easy recipe to make and the finished dish looks absolutely gorgeous.

 

The recipe is based on Jaden Hair's original Southeast Asian recipe but it has been tweaked a little. If you want to make this, you might like to leave out the pepper unless you like your food spicy because it already contains chilies. The lemongrass is also optional although that would add a nice citrus aroma to the dish. Use fresh crabmeat if you can get it, or canned if not.

 

This is a healthy, balanced meal, and I think it would make a great dinner on a busy weeknight when you do not have hours to slave over the stove but you still want to feed your brood something nutritious and exciting.

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Habanero, Rum and Molasses Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe ...

Habanero, Rum and Molasses Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe ... | American Food | Scoop.it
Habanero, Rum and Molasses Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe by Spicie Foodie. My husband and I often talk about American foods he grew up eating and Mexican foods I ate as a child. Many times we end up discovering ...
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Wow, just look at this recipe. I cannot wait to try it out! Pulled pork is really easy to make and I often just add some onions and BBQ sauce to it but this recipe takes pulled pork to a whole new level, introducing spices like paprika, fennel, cumin and mustard seed. The sauce features rum, molasses, garlic and more, and I can imagine altogether this recipe is really phenomenal.

 

This American food classic takes on a Mexican twist in this recipe, combining sweet with spicy, hot with cool, and delicious with even more delicious. It would be great served with a tossed salad on the side featuring some kind of creamy dressing, or maybe some homemade coleslaw or potato salad.

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Four Weeks Of Food For An American Family

Four Weeks Of Food For An American Family | American Food | Scoop.it
In so many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is still a harsh reality.
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The fact that 1 in 6 Americans is suffering from hunger is shocking, and that means about 50 million Americans in total, which is a harsh statistic indeed. The reason this is so surprising is that hunger is not really seen. You do not see tiny children with huge, distended bellies, or queues of skeletal adults at soup kitchens in the United States, but hunger is a fact of life here.

 

What is hunger exactly? For the purpose of calculating this statistic, hunger is defined as having to cut back on food categories or portions, relying on food pantries or soup kitchens, not being able to afford to feed every member of the family, or being uncertain of the next time a family member will eat.

 

So what can you do to help? The first thing is to be aware just how many people are suffering from hunger on a daily basis, and the next is to donate food or help to raise awareness of this growing problem. Feeding America is a charity which provides food to low-income families and individuals and it is a charity well worth supporting.

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Favorite St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Favorite St. Patrick's Day Recipes | American Food | Scoop.it
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish-inspired foods like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread. (St.
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St Patrick's Day is only a couple of days away but if you are reading this after the date has passed then do not worry. A lot of Irish recipes are great to make all year round. After all, many of them are staples in Ireland.

 

Have you ever made your own soda bread? That pairs beautifully with Irish stew, a hot and hearty dish of lamb, potatoes and carrots. Corned beef and cabbage is also eaten in Ireland although slightly different. It turns up around Easter on some Irish dinner tables but rarely at other times.

 

Corned beef and cabbage is mainly enjoyed in North America or anywhere a lot of Irish-Americans live. Irish stew is a popular dish in Ireland though and is enjoyed often. This dish is often made with the meat and vegetables and then flavored simply with salt and black pepper, although thyme is also nice in it.

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Shady New Wendy's Deal Offering Five Hamburgers For Free, No Questions Asked

The fast-food chain has rolled out a suspicious new promotion selling five hamburgers for zero dollars.
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Free food! Does that sound good to you, because it sounds great to me. Who doesn't love food, and free food is even better! So, what is the deal with this latest Wendy's promotion, and how come they are giving their food away? According to this video you do not have to use a coupon of any kind, buy other products or pay anything for your burgers.

 

The CEO of Wendy's apparently quotes, "we're giving out hamburgers, that's all you need to know," offering no other insight into this promotion. The video explains there are plenty of billboards appearing advertising this deal. On closer inspection though, this 'news' seems to come from The Onion, which is a popular spoof news website. Oh what a shame - I was getting excited for a moment there!

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Top 10 worst cuisines ( FOOD )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XSWB5MX7jU Top 10 worst cuisines (just say you dont like asian food. ist diferent with american style. judt your opinion .
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I was very curious to see this video and find out about the 'worst cuisines' but I have to say I disagree with pretty much all of them! Although whoever made the video says at the beginning these cuisines are the ones which are most likely to make you sick or give you stomach ache that does not make a cuisine bad. If someone is used to eating plain food and then eats their first ever spicy curry that might irritate their stomach since they are not accustomed to the spices but they might love the flavor of the food.

 

The video shows 10 countries, naming them and showing an example photo of a dish from that country. I actually found most of the photos really appetizing, especially the Polish cabbage rolls and the Jamaican goat curry with plantain and peas and rice on the side. And how can Indian food possibly be number 2 in the list of the 10 worst cuisines? That defies belief. Indian food is incredible! You might like to watch this video yourself and see what you think of the choices.

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I love Indian food! And most of the others.
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How to make American inspired desserts - Cambridge News

How to make American inspired desserts - Cambridge News | American Food | Scoop.it
Cambridge News
How to make American inspired desserts
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TV chef James Martin gives Diana Pilkington a taste of his sweet American adventure.
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American desserts are like no other. Although most countries have their own ideas about dessert and their own national recipes of which they are very proud, there is something about American desserts which goes above and beyond.

 

Famous desserts from the United States include a wide variety of pies such as key lime, apple, peach and custard, and then you have brownies and cakes, New York cheesecake, bananas Foster, spectacular ice cream dishes, and much more.

 

If you wish to make American-inspired desserts, first you need to understand what American baking is all about, and that means not sacrificing flavor for anything. Choose all your ingredients based on how delicious they are and find a real authentic American dessert recipe to make. Guaranteed you will be truly impressed.

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Blend, American gourmet burgers with a French twist. - Stef ...

Blend, American gourmet burgers with a French twist. - Stef ... | American Food | Scoop.it
Blend, American gourmet burgers with a French twist. Been looking for a cozy place where you can have burgers like in NY? Well, I'm not saying it will taste exactly the same, but at least you'll enjoy a very special atmosphere ...
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Although you might be able to name several eateries in the US offering top-notch burgers, many Americans will have no idea where to go in Paris to find that wonderful, satisfying hamburger experience. Unless you want to head for the golden arches of McDonald's where you will at least get something recognizable, you might like to try the restaurant called Blend for its hamburgers.

 

Everything is very fresh, including the bun which will have been baked that day. The meat is high quality and the burger itself will be juicy and delicious. Sampling European food when in Paris is always worthwhile (and no it does not have to be snails and frogs' legs) but sometimes nothing quite beats a juicy hamburger. Try Blend and you will leave full and satisfied.

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American Foods Chockfull of Ingredients Banned in Other Countries ...

American Foods Chockfull of Ingredients Banned in Other Countries ... | American Food | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mercola More than 3000 food additives -- preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients -- are added to foods in the United States. While each of these substances are legal to use in.
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Many of us assume that if a product is for sale then that means it is safe, but how true is that? Did you know that a lot of foods for sale in the US today contain ingredients which have been banned in other countries? If you want to avoid dubious additives and chemicals, the best way to do so is to eat as much fresh food as possible, choosing organic if you can because then you are not being exposed to the chemicals used on non-organic products.

 

Actually the best way to get healthy food is to grow your own! But of course this is not a practical solution for most of us, since we do not have the space or the time required for such an endeavor. The worst culprits are processed foods, since these need chemical additives such as flavor enhancers, preservatives and sweeteners to keep them 'fresh' for longer and keep them tasting good.

 

If you are accustomed to spending 90% of your food budget on processed food (like most Americans are) then it might seem strange to spend more on fresh ingredients and less on processed ones, but you should notice a difference in your health and energy levels. There was no such thing as processed food a few decades ago when people enjoyed fresh meat, fish, vegetables, eggs and other wholesome ingredients, and the population was healthier too overall.

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25 Baked Alternatives To Potato Chips And French Fries

25 Baked Alternatives To Potato Chips And French Fries | American Food | Scoop.it
Make healthy, baked versions of your favorite junk foods for something way more unexpected than your typical greasy potato-based sides. You might have never known that turnips, beets, and zucchinis...
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Potato chips and French fries are so good but they are not very healthy, especially if you eat them regularly. There are 2 ways around this though. One would be to give up eating your beloved potato snacks. The other would be to make baked alternatives. If you have never heard about this before you might think it sounds rather odd.

 

How are baked strips of zucchini going to compare to potato chips? Are they going to be satisfying or just taste like, well, baked zucchini? Actually you might be surprised. Baking fruit and vegetables sucks out the moisture and gives them a crispy texture, and it is that crunch that people love about chips and fries.

 

Try coating avocado strips in breadcrumbs if you love the idea of soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside, or try carrot fries instead of French fries, which taste pretty much the same except they have a sweet carrot taste instead of a savory potato one.

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