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Best hamburgers in the USA: Zagat's picks in 25 cities

Best hamburgers in the USA: Zagat's picks in 25 cities | American Food | Scoop.it
Next time burger-loving business travelers crave a fix, why not head to a place considered among the best by Zagat?
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A simple hamburger can often be more impressive than a fussy one with various garnishes and additions. In fact, choosing prime beef and making a generous sized patty, pairing it with a slice of tasty cheese and serving the burger with a side of hot, fresh fries is usually a surefire way to make a great meal.

 

So take a look at this list of the best hamburgers in the whole country and find out where to get them if you really want to treat yourself. Ordering a burger in an unfamiliar restaurant in an unfamiliar town means you do not know what you are going to get. It could be great or it could be mediocre, but thanks to this list you now have some idea of where to go if you want the best hamburgers in the whole country.

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Introducing American Food Roots

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Our new website examines food and culture and explores why we eat what we eat. Check out our post on the chef of Le Virtu', which features the cuisine of Abruzzo, in South Philadelphia.
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Diverse cultures have contributed to America's cuisine over the years and there are many dishes believed to be traditionally American which have roots in another cuisine altogether. It can be fascinating to learn where different dishes and ingredients came from in the first place, and learn more about how the cuisine developed.

 

You might already be familiar with Italian-American food or Chinese-American food, but what about other dishes like hamburgers or fried chicken? How did those end up in the American cookbooks and who made them first?

 

Every country has a story to tell about its cuisine and in fact you can find out plenty about history simply by studying when various ingredients arrived in the country and learning which explorers brought them over in the first place.

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The 25 Hottest Hamburgers in America Right Now

The 25 Hottest Hamburgers in America Right Now | American Food | Scoop.it
Here are twenty five of the most buzzed-about burgers across the United States. What follows is a list of restaurants that have, for the most part, opened over the...
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Discover which hamburgers are being praised most right now, and find new inspiration about where to eat. This list of the 25 hottest hamburgers is sure to make your mouth water but what separates a good hamburger from a great one?

 

Since the meat is such a huge part of the burger, that must be taken into account. Although a lot of people try to get extra-low-fat ground beef for making burgers, I usually go for 80/20 because the fat really does add to the flavor and texture, keeping the burger moist and juicy, as well as richly flavored.

 

Cooking it right is also crucial and grilling the burger over charcoal is the best way to go! Add your preferred toppings and condiments and lightly toast your bun on the cut sides to stop the liquids soaking through. Serve hot with your favorite hamburger side dishes. That is how I make a great burger, but this list is also interesting and you will see there are recommended hamburger restaurants all over the country.

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Meatloaf, an American tradition with deep roots - SunHerald.com

Meatloaf, an American tradition with deep roots - SunHerald.com | American Food | Scoop.it
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It is perhaps best to let the history of this recipe lie.
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Meatloaf is wonderful comfort food but do you know anything of its history? It might surprise you to learn meatloaf dates back to the 5th century or that pretty much every European country has its own version.

 

There are hundreds of recipes similar to meatloaf and a lot of families have their own recipe for it. Did your grandmother or mother make the world's best meatloaf? Perhaps they shared the recipe with you.

 

Meatloaf is an affordable dish which is one reason it is very popular. Use affordable ground beef and your favorite veggies to make this flavorful dish, then serve it with broccoli, green beans or your favorite vegetables on the side to make a complete meal, perhaps adding mashed potatoes or fries as well.

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Horsemeat scandal widens across EU

Horsemeat scandal widens across EU | American Food | Scoop.it
French ministers are to hold emergency talks with key players in the meat industry as the horsemeat scandal widens to up to 16 countries.
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Although some nations happily eat horsemeat and include it as part of their usual diet, the main problem with the 'horsemeat scandal' is that items labeled as beef are in fact horse. It is mainly about incorrect labeling.

 

As consumers we have the right to know exactly what we are eating. We are paying for these foods after all, so we have the right to know exactly what is in them. You have probably already heard about the horsemeat issue in the UK but the scandal is turning out to be much wider than previously thought, and 16 countries have been affected by it so far.

 

Nobody knows for sure the percentage of 'beef' products which contain horsemeat, or how long this deception has been going on, but consumers have a right to know what is in their food, so I am glad this has been brought to public attention. We need to know what we are eating so we can make informed decisions about our food.

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Carnivale chef to open Wicker Park restaurant - Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Carnivale chef to open Wicker Park restaurant - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) | American Food | Scoop.it
Carnivale chef to open Wicker Park restaurant Crain's Chicago Business (blog) Aside from tacos, our plates will be intended for sharing, geared toward a more creative and healthier style of Latin American food." Menu items will include...
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Aficionados of Mexican food might be interested to hear about a new restaurant opening up in Wicker Park, Chicago. The chef used to head Carnivale, so he knows a thing or two about good food. As well as typical Mexican dishes like tacos, ceviche and Mexican chicken soup, you will be able to sample south of the border cocktails and drinks too, to wash down your delicious Mexican meal.

 

Mexican cuisine is really special because there is nothing else quite like it. Featuring seasonal local produce, a wide variety of meat, poultry, fish and seafood, aromatic herbs and incredible spices, Mexican recipes are always good, especially if you go somewhere that specializes in traditional Mexican dishes instead of a more Americanized style, so you can appreciate the food for what it really is.

 

Although good Tex-Mex food can be really good too, sometimes it is nice to stick to authentic Mexican dishes because they offer something other cuisines do not. Americanized Mexican food tends to be smothered in molten cheese, lacking in flavor and created for a different palate. Everybody should sample a traditional Mexican meal at least once because this cuisine deserves to be appreciated for its flavor, freshness and signature style.

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Southern Diet, Fried Foods, May Raise Stroke Risk

Southern Diet, Fried Foods, May Raise Stroke Risk | American Food | Scoop.it
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Researchers have been busy examining the link between fried foods and stroke. Although we all know consuming too much fried food is a bad idea because it can cause heart disease and obesity, comparing different diets with the incidence of stroke is something new. Eating a healthy diet is largely about balance, and consuming fried food occasionally is nothing to be worried about.

 

However, eating deep fried food on a daily basis and washing it down with sugary sodas might mean you are playing Russian roulette with your health and dramatically increasing the risk of suffering a stroke. Find out more about the study and discover how you can decrease your stroke risk by altering your diet.

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Simple Crab Cake Recipe

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Make a simple crab cake recipe next time you're in the mood for some seafood dishes. When you want something quick and easy to make this recipe for a simple crab cake will hit the spot. You can make this crab cake for a simple and fast lunch.
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A simple crab cake recipe is ideal if you want a seafood dinner. Perhaps you have enjoyed some delicious crab cakes in a restaurant recently and you are wondering how to recreate your own. I found this recipe very easy to follow and the resulting crab cakes were delicious. I served mine with a green salad but you could offer rice or fries with them if you like, or any side dish you fancy really.

 

You can use canned or fresh crabmeat, along with the green onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice and other ingredients. All you need to do is combine the ingredients and press the mixture into patties, before frying them in a skillet until crispy on the outside and hot all the way through.

 

Just imagine how wonderful these smell while they are cooking and they are versatile too, if you want to swap the crab for tuna or salmon, or spice them up with some tabasco sauce. Try this simple crab cake recipe. You will love it, and it makes a great change from chicken or beef.

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5 mac and cheese recipes Republican American

5 mac and cheese recipes Republican American | American Food | Scoop.it
The Republican-American Newspaper, Waterbury, Connecticut (5 mac and cheese recipes - Waterbury Republican American: 5 mac and cheese recipesWaterbury Republican American....
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Mac and cheese is an iconic and much-loved example of American food. Although macaroni originates from Italy we have taken this dish to our hearts because of its wonderful appeal. Classic mac and cheese is great but there are more recipes for mac and cheese than you might imagine. You can adapt the classic recipe or browse some new ones to gain new ideas.

 

So how can you improve on the classic recipe? It is not necessarily improving the recipe, more a case of adding variety. Throw in some sliced jalapenos or chili powder to add a spicy kick, top your mac and cheese with thinly sliced tomatoes and broil for a while, or add blue cheese or mozzarella to the sauce for another flavor. There are plenty of ways to give your mac and cheese recipe an overhaul.

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Chemicals banned in Europe still make their way into US foods — RT

Chemicals banned in Europe still make their way into US foods — RT | American Food | Scoop.it
Have you ever tasted a soft drink so good you thought it should be illegal? In some parts of the world, ingredients used in beverages available across the United States are outlawed — but not because they’re dangerously delicious.
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Ask someone what the ingredients are in their favorite soda and they might reply water, sugar and flavorings, perhaps some kind of color and perhaps some kind of preservative, but what do we really know about soda? Do you know, for example, that a can of your favorite soda might be made with different ingredients in Europe - ingredients which are permitted in Europe but banned in the US, or vice versa?

 

Sodas might be sweetened with aspartame in Europe (and usually are) but with saccharin or sucralose in the US. Although the drink will taste similar (not identical) these sweeteners are very different, so do not assume that just because your favorite brand of cola is sold in the US it was made there.

 

The best way to find out what is in your food and drink is to read the label. This is not always possible in a restaurant and what do you do if the label simply states 'sweetener' without telling you which kind it is? Something else which is illegal in Europe but found in some beverages in the US is brominated vegetable oil. Have a look at the article and discover why this ingredient is something you might wish to avoid.

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The Great Fast Food French Fry Showdown | Eat Arkansas

The Great Fast Food French Fry Showdown | Eat Arkansas | American Food | Scoop.it
French fries, in all their greasy, golden splendor, are one of the greatest culinary achievements in human history. Indeed, where would the noble cheeseburger be without the accompaniment of its trusty companion, the French ...
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If you consider the appeal of fries, you might wonder what exactly is so amazing about the humble fry. After all, they are just sliced cooked potatoes after all. Whoever first thought of making French fries is a genius though, because when strips of potato are fried they develop a fantastic crispy outside and soft interior, which makes them wonderful as a snack or side dish.

 

Who can resist fries, dipped in ketchup or mayonnaise, and served hot and delicious? This iconic food has taken the world by storm, and a helping of French fries makes any meal complete, no matter whether you are serving them alongside homemade hamburgers, chicken, steak, fish, chili con carne, stew, or something else. Fries are also great served by themselves and just the aroma of freshly cooked fries is enough to make the mouth water.

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How to Make Club House Sloppy Joes Hamburgers in 30 minutes ...

How to Make Club House Sloppy Joes Hamburgers in 30 minutes ... | American Food | Scoop.it
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Sloppy Joes are always tasty and if you are thinking about inspiring weekday recipes, just grab some hamburger meat, sauce, spices and buns, and you will be able to make a great Sloppy Joes recipe in as little as 15 minutes. Toast the buns which the hamburger is cooking, and break it up with a wooden spoon. Drain off the fat once it is browned, then throw in some sauce and spices.

 

Serve this mixture over your buns and you have a filling dinner which the whole family will love. Of course there are plenty of Sloppy Joes recipes to choose from. Perhaps you like to add onions or beans to your Sloppy Joes, or maybe you like to add a slice of cheese between the Sloppy Joe mixture and the bun. Make Sloppy Joes however you wish, and this economical staple is sure to be featured on your regular weekly menu.

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Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour

Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour | American Food | Scoop.it
No longer will they say, “He’s going to end up flipping burgers.” Because now, robots are taking even these ignobly esteemed jobs. Alpha machine from Momentum Machines cooks up a tasty burger with all the fixins.
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Robots serving up burgers might sound like something from the latest science fiction novel but, strange as it might sound, this is actually happening, or at least being considered. Momentum Machines, based in San Francisco, have developed a robot which can make and deliver up to 360 burgers an hour, which is one every ten seconds. The robot works conveyor belt-style and will prepare your hamburger to your liking, which whatever toppings you like. The hamburger will then be wrapped and presented to you.

 

This might mean fewer jobs for human burger-flippers in the future but someone is going to need to maintain these robots, keep the ingredient tubes filled, and make sure those burgers are paid for. How would you feel about eating something made by a robot? Is it really all that different from eating food made in a factory, which pretty much everything is these days anyway?

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HEAVY METAL HAMBURGERS! - YouTube

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Heavy metal hamburgers are not for the fainthearted. If you want to do things in a 'rock 'n roll' style then you need to think big. Forget sliders or healthy hamburgers and think of something which is really going to satisfy your hunger. So what is your dream heavy metal hamburger? Remember it has to be seriously impressive.

 

How about a generously sized patty topped with 2 kinds of cheese. Add some hot chili sauce for a fiery kick, and perhaps some crispy bacon too. You might want to forget the salad if you want to make the best hardcore rock burger but it does add more flavor to the overall burger so you could sneak some in there! Take a look at this video for some more ideas.

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What to Eat at Hudson Common, Bringing Burgers and Bloody Mary ...

What to Eat at Hudson Common, Bringing Burgers and Bloody Mary ... | American Food | Scoop.it
Daily Food News from NYNYMag.com and MenuPages · ‹ Grub Street ... The "Uncommon" dishes include Peanut Butter BBQ Ribs, French Toast Grilled Cheese, and Bloody Mary Bacon Duck Fat Fries. ...
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If you are visiting the new restaurant in the Hudson Hotel, you are going to be spoilt for choice when you see the fantastic menu, so what should you order to maximize your dining experience and ensure you enjoy ever last morsel?

 

The menu in this New York restaurant is unusual and the dishes are divided into 'common' and 'uncommon' so you can take your pick from those, depending whether you want to go mainstream and choose a classic recipe or whether you are feeling adventurous and feel like sampling a new delicacy.

 

The thrice-cooked fries served with buttermilk blue cheese sauce sounds incredible, as does the BBQ bacon burger. For an 'uncommon' treat you might like to taste the pork Katsu BLT, or for something more traditional you cannot go wrong with the chicken parm. Everything on the menu looks really mouthwatering actually. I would be spoilt for choice!

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Fueling your car off of french fries just got easier thanks to the BioBot ...

Fueling your car off of french fries just got easier thanks to the BioBot ... | American Food | Scoop.it
The BioBot 20 makes it a lot easier to go right from making breakfast to gassing up your car, an incredibly green thing to do.
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Not only can you fuel your body from French fries but you can now run your car off them too! Forget visions of feeding individual French fries into your car. After all, those are better in your belly! What happens is people save their cooking oil which they used to cook the fries, and that is then turned into something you can fuel your car with.

 

Finding alternatives to gas is important, and even more so now that the prices of gas are going through the roof. People only toss out their used cooking oil anyway, so being able to use it to fuel your car saves you money. Discover more about how to power your car from cooking oil. Perhaps this will take off in a big way in the future. What do you think?

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Unitasker Wednesday: Automotive French Fry Holder | Unclutterer

Unitasker Wednesday: Automotive French Fry Holder | Unclutterer | American Food | Scoop.it
The Automotive French Fry Holder is not only a unitasker, but it promotes unsafe driving -- a double whammy!
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Some inventions defy belief because they are so silly. Do you remember the battery-operated rotating spaghetti fork for people who simply could not be bothered to rotate their fork manually, or the mini umbrellas which attached to your shoes to keep them dry in the rain? This French fry holder is similarly useless. Designed to hold your French fries in the car, this pointless item fits on to the console of your car and holds a carton of fries.

 

There are various problems with this, the main one being how eating while driving can more than double your risk of an accident, so surely you should find somewhere to park before enjoying your fries instead. If you must eat fries while driving, then why not have them between your legs or even in the cup holder? In my opinion, this is simply another gimmick which nobody needs.

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Cookie Butter Recipe: How To Make Your Own At Home

Cookie Butter Recipe: How To Make Your Own At Home | American Food | Scoop.it
Andrew Beahrs: Birth of an American Cookie. America's first cookie recipe begins by telling you to scum the sugar. This gives you some small sense of how far the world has moved since 1796. Amy Ephron: A Presidential ...
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Peanut butter is a spread made with peanuts and apple butter is a spread made with apples, but what about cookie butter? Although most of us have never had the pleasure of tasting this treat, and many of us have never even heard of it before, converting cookies into cookie butter gives you the most incredible-flavored spread which is thick like peanut butter but tasting like cookies.

 

Use it in cheesecakes and milkshakes as well as plenty of other dishes. You can buy cookie butter from Trader Joe's or make your own. Cooking butter is easy to make and the flavor is fantastic. Discover more about which ingredients you will need and how to make your own cookie butter recipe.

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Chain Restaurants Boost Sales With Lower-Calorie Foods : Bay ...

Chain Restaurants Boost Sales With Lower-Calorie Foods : Bay ... | American Food | Scoop.it
Lower-calorie foods are driving growth and profits for chain restaurants, according to fresh research, suggesting that people are making smarter choices when it comes to burgers and fries. We're still ordering the burger and fries, mind you.
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Although there are many different diets, eating low-calorie meals remains one of the most popular diets, because you can eat any food you want as long as you keep an eye on portion size. Perhaps you want some real American food like a burger and fries, for example. Even if you are eating a low-calorie diet, you can still have this.

 

Forget about super-sizing your meal and simply order a small burger and small fries. Swap the mayonnaise for ketchup or mustard to cut down the calories even more. A small burger with a garden salad contains fewer calories than a large burger with fries and onion rings, so make your choice based on the total calorie count if you are dieting.

 

The fact that meals are available in different sizes is one reason why people are still spending money in restaurant chains, even if they are counting calories. Plenty of restaurants are becoming more aware of this, and adapting their menus to offer a choice of low-calorie options to tempt dieting customers.

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Comfort Food for a Blizzard

Comfort Food for a Blizzard | American Food | Scoop.it
What to eat when the weather outside is frightful. (Love how our American friends can turn a meteorological event into a marketing opportunity.
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Comfort food is usually of the 'sticks to your ribs' variety, meaning it is hot, thick and delicious, although what is comfort food to one person is not necessarily comfort food to another. Some people find classic American food like burgers, fries and onions foods their idea of comfort food, while others would go for hot and sticky desserts like apple crisp with whipped cream or a big bowl of their favorite ice cream.

 

So what would you crave if there happened to be a blizzard outside? Perhaps mac and cheese would get your vote. After all, there are few dishes as satisfying and rich as a bowl of piping hot mac and cheese, especially if it has a wonderful golden brown cheesy crust on top.

 

Homemade bread is another one, and do not forget soup either, since homemade bread with homemade soup is truly a match made in heaven, and if you are stuck indoors during a blizzard you will have plenty of time to make both.

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Homemade Egg McMuffin - Simple Comfort Food

Homemade Egg McMuffin - Simple Comfort Food | American Food | Scoop.it
Simple Comfort Food. recipes that are simple and delicious. ... As much as I cannot stand fast food, and McDonald's in particular (besides their french fries, and Coca Cola), but I love their egg McMuffin sandwiches.
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Egg McMuffins are a very popular breakfast item and a lot of people grab one in the morning on their way to work. Have you ever wondered whether you can make your own egg muffins though? Surely being able to make your own would save you money and also offer something healthier to begin your day with.

 

Buying an Egg McMuffin from McDonalds might only cost a couple of dollars but this soon adds up. Unless you do your research you will also not know the ingredients in the fast food version. For these reasons it is worth taking a look at this easy homemade Egg McMuffin recipe and discovering how to create this fantastic breakfast dish for yourself.

 

Your homemade egg muffin will taste fresher and better than the store-bought kind, and you only need 5 ingredients plus some water and a mason jar lid to make this treat in your own kitchen. Do not miss this recipe if you are an Egg McMuffin fan.

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It’s National Pie Day! | Food and More with John Kessler

It’s National Pie Day! | Food and More with John Kessler | American Food | Scoop.it
I don't know who the  members of the American Pie Council are, or what they do at their meetings other than eat pie, or if they throw pies at each other (It's National Pie Day! - Pie!
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Everyone loves pie, no matter whether the pie in question is sweet like apple pie, key lime pie or lemon meringue pie, or savory like chicken pot pie or beef pie. Pie has earned a place in everyone's heart because it is so delicious. Take a look at this link and you will find plenty of pie information for pie lovers everywhere.

 

You might have missed National Pie Day, which was on January 23, but it is always a good day for eating pie. Have you ever made your own pie? Perhaps you usually buy pies, but homemade pie just like your mom or grandma used to make is such an amazing treat.

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11 Disappearing Menu Items - The Daily meal

11 Disappearing Menu Items - The Daily meal | American Food | Scoop.it
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From humble working-man fare to the outrageously ostentatious, click through for a glimpse at some food items that are rapidly disappearing from American menus.
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When you compare modern restaurant menu items to what was available just a few decades ago, you might be very surprised at the results. This is not only because food which was once considered 'exotic' has become mainstream in our diets, but also because there are various dishes no longer believed to be in vogue, no matter how good they taste.

 

Take a look at this slideshow and see which 11 menu items are rapidly vanishing off our menus. You might be surprised at which ones they are. One of those menu items is duck a l'orange, the quintessential French dish comprising duck with orange sauce. It has been the custom to pair fatty meats with citrus for hundreds of years in Europe because the zesty citrus cuts through the fat.

 

This combination of flavors and textures really does offer a magnificent contrast, but since the recipe has been adulterated in recent years with cornstarch, sugar and even orange marmalade, it has lost its appeal to the health-conscious consumers of today. If you can find somewhere which makes this dish the traditional way, it is always worth ordering though.

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Horse DNA Detected in Hamburgers | Slog

Horse DNA Detected in Hamburgers | Slog | American Food | Scoop.it
CNN:The discovery of horse DNA in hamburgers on sale at supermarkets in Ireland and Britain is testing the appetite of meat lovers there.The Food Safety...
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Perhaps you heard the recent news about horse DNA being found in hamburgers in the UK and Ireland. Not only horse DNA featured in these supposedly 100% beef burgers, but also pig DNA. Eating horse is something many Europeans do and eating pork is something many people do not mind, but whether you choose to add horse and/or pork to your diet or not, mislabeling food is grossly unfair.

 

If it says 100% beef on the label the product should contain 100% beef and nothing else. One burger sample from Tesco, which is the largest retailer in the UK, was 29% beef which is almost a third.

 

Horse meat is technically lower in fat than beef, but that is not the point. Some horsemeat comes from unsuccessful racehorses which were pumped full of drugs and antibiotics. That is the last thing you want to find in your burger. Until all of this is resolved and better regulated, the answer seems to be researching homemade hamburger recipes and making your own burgers instead. At least you will know what goes into them.

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Soul Food Recipes

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African American Soul Food Recipes (Genuine African American Soul Food Recipes - Taste So Good You'll Wanna Slap Your Moma!
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Soul food can be described as angels dancing on your tongue. This cuisine is traditionally popular in African-American culture and it is similar to Southern style food. Why is it called soul food? It is believed that soul food took on that name in the 1960s when the word 'soul' was often used for anything to do with African-American culture, such as soul music.

 

This cuisine can be traced back to Europe as well as Africa. Foods like okra, rice and sorghum were introduced to the Americas as a result of the slave trade and the enslaved Africans ate them. Many slaves were banned from learning to read or write, so soul food recipes were passed down the generations verbally, rather than being written or printed. Today there are soul food recipe books you can buy.

 

European explorers are thought to have introduced foods like turnips, cassava, cabbage and corn into Africa, and these are all ingredients which feature in modern soul food recipes. Examples of soul food include fried fish, candied yams, cornbread, pigs' feet, peach cobbler, and smoked ham hocks.

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