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Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Hamburgers, Beer Tavern, Dallas-TX

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Hamburgers, Beer Tavern, Dallas-TX. (I took/borrowed/stole this photo from the D Magazine website, so credits go them.) Last visit: January 2013. Other locations: Austin (2) Many of you will probably ...
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The next time you find yourself in Dallas, Texas, and you fancy some American food, head over to Hopdoddy Burger Bar and take a look at their extensive menu. Choose from sitting at the bar or get a table, and enjoy a delicious, juicy burger. Hopdoddy offers a number of crafted burgers.

 

Try the Primetime Burger, which is Texas Akaushi beef, truffle aioli, brie, steak sauce, arugula, and caramelized onions, or the Llano Poblano if you prefer Angus beef, roasted Poblano chilies, pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayonnaise and apple-smoked bacon. There are plenty of other options too, including the classic burger, the Greek lamb burger, the ahi tuna burger, and lots more.

 

There are lots of beers on tap too, if you want something cold to go with your burger, or perhaps you prefer a wine split (a half-bottle of wine) instead. As long as you enjoy generous-sized burgers made with the best meat, and other yummy American food, you are sure to find something perfect at Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Texas.

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Kyle Cherek discusses delicious variations of french fries | Real ...

Kyle Cherek discusses delicious variations of french fries | Real ... | American Food | Scoop.it
Do you enjoy eating french fries? Host of Wisconsin Foodie, Kyle Cherek, joins Real Milwaukee to talk about all the delicious variations of french fries. Watch as Kyle reveals the best places to order fries and tells us why ...
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French fries are not always fried (you can make them in the oven) and they are not exactly French either! Take a look at this video and find out how to make classic fries, Belgian fries and other types. Fries (which originated in Belgium, by the way) vary in size and shape, and you already know the difference in flavor and texture between a steak fry and a shoestring fry, despite them both being made of potato.

 

This video shows you how different types of fries look and also gives tips about which wine to have if you are eating fries. You might be surprised by the 10 different sauces and also by how amazing the sweet potato fries look. So what is the scientific reason the Belgians drink beer with their fries? Have a look at the video and find out for yourself. For sure you will learn some new exciting fries facts.

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A real American food restaurant in Barcelona: Peggy Sue!

A real American food restaurant in Barcelona: Peggy Sue! | American Food | Scoop.it
Barcelona has a large offer of burger restaurants. Some of them are specialized in ecologic meat burgers, while others offer exotic combinations of meat and sauces. But there is a restaurant's chain that we really love, since we strongly believe ...
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Not only is American food iconic but also the various eras associated with this cuisine, none more so than the 1950s. Do you remember the days of diners filled with shiny leather booths, girls on roller skates sipping strawberry milkshakes, and Elvis on the jukebox?

 

You might be too young to remember such a scene, although the days of 'Grease' and other 1950s based musicals are viewed with such nostalgia and charm, these places are opening again so people can enjoy the feel of those heady days and the associated food and drink. This is not just in the United States either.

 

Would you believe there are 5 such diners in Barcelona, Spain, each offering the authentic 1950s diner experience? Aside from the fact you need to pay for your meal in euros rather than dollars, pretty much everything else is authentic, including the homemade food and cute décor. Find out more about Peggy Sue diners and rediscover the charm of this iconic age.

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If any of you are craving some good old fashioned Amercian food this restaurant will fix your craving (Katarina Hedstrom)

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Good ol' American food... | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Good ol' American food... | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | American Food | Scoop.it
Good ol' American food... ... This photo belongs to. almondemy's photostream (4,745). Newest photo →; Good ol' American food... American as apple pie :) · Christmas Dim Sum, NYC ...
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Although many people who are not from the United States consider American food to be only burgers and fries, pizza and other fast food, Americans know that is not the case and there are healthy American options too.

 

However, when you consider the best famous American dishes then comfort food will immediately spring to mind, and for most people that will be an image of hot, crispy, golden French fries and a juicy plump hamburger.

 

Add crispy bacon and cheese which the burger is hot, so the cheese can melt a little, and perhaps add some salad on the side and you have yourself the most amazing meal. No wonder America is famous for its comfort food. How can you beat a hamburger and fries for real meal appeal?

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American Adolescents Suffering From Hunger Have A Higher Risk Of Mental Health Problems

American Adolescents Suffering From Hunger Have A Higher Risk Of Mental Health Problems | American Food | Scoop.it
According to a new study by the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), adolescents faced with food insecurity are more susceptible to every category of mental illness.
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Food is vital to good health, and there is more to being healthy than simply physical health. You can see when somebody is undernourished because they will appear to be underweight, but can you see whether somebody has mental problems as well as physical ones? That is not always so clear.

 

Children need food to grow up healthy and strong, but in families where money is a problem, children might not be getting adequate food or nutrition. This can have a serious impact on their future physical and mental health, as well as making them suffer in the meantime.

 

Literally millions of households in the United States are finding it hard to afford enough food for their children, which is a huge problem. Worryingly, this issue seems to be growing as the population grows.

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Gourmet hot dog, burger joint coming to Orono - Bangor Daily News

Gourmet hot dog, burger joint coming to Orono - Bangor Daily News | American Food | Scoop.it
The nine speciality sandwiches, available as hot dogs and burgers, are named after dog breeds from around the world and matched to a range of cuisines. The American Dingo, a Texas-style hot dog, is topped with chipotle ...
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Although hot dog and burger joints can be found literally anywhere, how many gourmet hot dog and burger joints can you name, and for that matter what is gourmet fast food anyway?

 

The word 'gourmet' is thrown around quite casually these days so finding something which actually does merit the word is always worthwhile. Compare a typical hot dog to a gourmet hot dog and what do you find? Well you might notice a slight difference in price but it is not going to be a lot, and the quality of the gourmet version should be much better. You get what you pay for. Visit

 

The Family Dog in Orono and your hot dog will be lovingly served on a poppy seed hot dog bun. You would prefer a burger? No problem, those are served on mouthwatering challah bread rolls. Try the Chicago dogs, various coleslaw varieties or build your own burger or hot dog adding delicacies like sauerkraut or homemade relish.

 

The Akita burger comes with Thai style coleslaw and juicy grilled pineapple, or you can choose from another variety or invent your own using your choice of bread and filling, as well as the various gourmet ingredients and condiments on offer. Is your mouth watering yet?

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Recipes: Fragrant and tasty mincemeat pie - Washington Times

Recipes: Fragrant and tasty mincemeat pie - Washington Times | American Food | Scoop.it
Washington TimesRecipes: Fragrant and tasty mincemeat pieWashington TimesWe all know turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies, sweet potatoes and other holiday comfort foods.
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Mincemeat pieces, or mince pieces as they are more commonly known, originated hundreds of years ago in England. Although the original mince pieces contained meat, the modern ones feature a sweet fruit mixture instead. Mince pies are served in the UK at Christmas, either alone or with some thick cream on the side. This spiced fruit pie is popular with adults and kids alike, and it is traditional to leave one out for Santa Claus too!

 

Discover how to make your own mincemeat pie and choose from the traditional recipes which makes individual servings or the Americanized one which makes one large mince pie which you cut into wedges.

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British Food Terms - British - American Food Terminology - Translating British Foods - THE NIBBLE Specialty Food Magazine

British Food Terms - British - American Food Terminology - Translating British Foods - THE NIBBLE Specialty Food Magazine | American Food | Scoop.it
The difference between British and American food terms. If someone offered you a capsicum, would you accept?

 

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The Correct British Terms:

 

6 Blueberry
12 Stewing chicken
36 Extract
38 Raw vegetables
39 Stuffing
64 Offal
72 Sweet sherry
88 Tuna
89 Crackers

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Comic Seth Front: Using Deli Foods To Explore Jewish American History One ... - LA Weekly (blog)

Comic Seth Front: Using Deli Foods To Explore Jewish American History One ... - LA Weekly (blog) | American Food | Scoop.it
LA Weekly (blog)Comic Seth Front: Using Deli Foods To Explore Jewish American History One ...LA Weekly (blog)While many comics get their material from headlines, L.A. comedian Seth Front draws his inspiration from another source: deli menus.
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Many cultures can be described using their preferred foods. For example if you want to discuss the history of the United States, you can talk about what the Native Americans ate, what the settlers brought with them, and lead up to present-day American, focusing on the melting pot of cuisines our diet has become.

 

Using food in this way means you will not miss out any important events such as wars (wartime food rationing) or mass immigration (immigrants introducing new recipes). History becomes all the more interesting when you introduce food into it. Find out more about Jewish culture and the history of the New York deli, and how these two go hand in hand. You can analyze deli foods and find out more about the Jewish culture.

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American Macaroni Salad

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Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Food Network American Macaroni Salad recipe from Food Network Kitchens.
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Macaroni salad is a quintessential American dish. A fantastic side dish, lunch or snack, this American macaroni salad is also great for picnics or potluck events.

 

Crunchy ingredients like onion and celery pair perfectly with tomato and parsley which add color, and the creamy mustard dressing. This will keep up to 3 days so it is a nice make ahead dish. Such a recipe can be doubled, tripled or even quadrupled if you are expecting a lot of guests.

 

This is also an economic dish to make, because you can pick up a box of macaroni cheaply. This is a classic American food recipe and anyone will be able to make it with ease because it is very straightforward and there are not many steps to follow.

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Delicious Recipes 4m Pranati's Kitchen: American corn recipe

Delicious Recipes 4m Pranati's Kitchen: American corn recipe | American Food | Scoop.it
Ingredients 2 cup corn kernels ½ cup Peanuts 1 tbsp butter / refined oil 1 tsp pepper powder 1 cup chopped onion 1 tsp lemon juice 1 medium size tomato- chopped. Green chilli-3-4 chopped 2 tblsp cornflr, 1tsp red chilly ...
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This looks like a wonderful choice for my first edition to my scoop. Nothing I can think of other than fries goes better with burgers then corn. It is the original American Food.

 

Corn is a special ingredient because it is both sweet and savory. Actually a lot of classic American food has the same qualities. Consider hamburgers which are savory but served with a sweet relish or fries which are great dipped in sweet ketchup. Corn can be used to make savory corn fritters, and it can also be used in sweeter recipes. This unusual recipe features not only the wonderful flavor of corn but also chili, peanuts and nice aromatic ingredients like lemon, pepper and more.

 

The finished dish is unlike anything you have ever tasted and you will notice savory and sweet flavors blending together harmoniously, the contrast between the 'pop' of the corn kernels as you bite into them and the dense peanuts. This is a very easy side dish to make and it goes magnificently alongside a steak, some grilled chicken, a hamburger or another American food dish. Make this if you are tired of the same side dishes and in the mood for something adventurous instead.

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Best American Food in London | Zagat Blog

Best American Food in London | Zagat Blog | American Food | Scoop.it
Best American Food in London. ... on its way to London. While we warm up to welcome our Stateside cousins, here is a list of the best American restaurants in London as voted for by you in the 2013 London Restaurant survey.
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Whether you are from the United States and looking for food as good as at home, or simply looking for some good American food in London, how do you know where to go?

 

London, England is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, and you can find all kinds of restaurants there featuring popular cuisines like Italian, Chinese, French and traditional British food, as well as more obscure ones like Mongolian barbecues and vegetarian Ethiopian restaurants.

 

If you are looking for donuts or hot dogs, these are ubiquitous. Venture down any of the main shopping streets in England's capital and you will find plenty of stands and small cafes selling such items. If you want to enjoy a delicious American dinner though, you might like to discover where to find the best American food in London, so take a look at this link and view the 5 top-rated American restaurants in London along with photos and reviews.

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The Effects of French Fries on Your Body - News - Bubblews

The Effects of French Fries on Your Body - News - Bubblews | American Food | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World. (The Effects of French Fries on Your Body - News - Bubblews http://t.co/008GccNL #bubblews)
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What do you think about French fries? Do you love their mouthwatering aroma and crispy goldenness? Actually it is difficult to find anyone who dislikes French fries. There is nothing to dislike about them! One thing on people's minds though is the health aspect of what they are eating.

 

A lot of American food tends to be high in fat and salt, and fries are both of those things unless you oven-fry them or use spices rather than salt. So how healthy or unhealthy are fries? They are made from potatoes and potatoes are good for us, right? Have a look at this link and discover more about the health implications of eating French fries.

 

Personally I love to make homemade French fries for my family but we eat them occasionally rather than on a daily basis and I sometimes oven-fry them to eliminate most of the fat. Well they are just too good not to indulge in occasionally!

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Homemade French Fries

Homemade French Fries | American Food | Scoop.it
Here is another Daniel Fast friendly recipe that is super easy. You can use regular or sweet potatoes. Peel the potato and cut into strips. I like my fries thin so I cut mine thinner but you can choose any.
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The difference between frozen fries and homemade fries is phenomenal and if you have never made fries it might be time to get in the kitchen and start chopping potatoes! Fries are always good but homemade fries set a high standard which frozen fries just cannot match.

 

Choose from regular fries, crinkle-cut fries, potato wedges, oven-fried fries, chili fries, fries with melted cheese or anything else which features the humble potato cut into strips, batons, cube or wedges and fried or oven-fried to crispy perfection.

 

There are fries for every budget, palate and occasion. Take a look at this super-simple recipe and you will want to make these right away.

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Hamburgers in all sizes!

Hamburgers in all sizes! | American Food | Scoop.it
Photo uploaded by Sammie Ng on Lockerz (RT @greenwhims: Hamburgers in all sizes! http://t.co/GRc83tSu)
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At first glance you might think this is a selection of hamburgers. But look closer and you will see they are not real burgers at all! These hamburgers and cheeseburgers are made from colored fondant and the detail has been painstakingly added to each. See how the 'lettuce' has a ragged edge to make it look real, and how the 'cheese' has been trimmed to a square shape to give that an authentic look?

 

The mini burgers are very cute and the colors used are really accurate. These hamburgers in all sizes look good enough to eat, and if you make them out of fondant instead of something non-edible, then you can enjoy them afterwards.

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Gorge on French Fries and remain healthy - Parda Phash

Gorge on French Fries and remain healthy - Parda Phash | American Food | Scoop.it
Parda PhashGorge on French Fries and remain healthyParda PhashEarlier, nutritionists have suggested junk food and fried delicacy as a scare for the health freak and this piece of news is sure to elate many who have restraining themselves to gorge...
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Gorge on French Fries - There are a lot of myths circulating about French fries, but how sure are you about their health benefits? A lot of people assume all fries are nothing but bad and should never be eaten, but that is not the case. Fries are made of potatoes so they are certain to contain at least some nutrients, right?

 

Discover why French fries are better for us than we might have previously thought, and how we can ensure they are not too unhealthy, even when deep-fried. This is certain to be welcome knowledge to French fry fans everywhere. You can also discover why deep-fried zucchini or eggplant can contain up to 30% more fat than French fries!

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Baked Potato: Cheese Quessadillas

Baked Potato: Cheese Quessadillas | American Food | Scoop.it
Honestly most American food are unhealthy and greasy junks like french fries, burgers and the taste is so bland. Don't get me wrong, I even told my observation to my husband and he agreed with me.
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So what else can you make, and how about trying something from another cuisine? Experimenting with international food does not have to be complex. Start with Mexican food if you like. Mexican cuisine is rich in flavorful dishes and you can start with quesadillas.

 

These are so easy to put together. All you need for a basic one is some tortillas and cheese. Salsa and sour cream are often served on the side to add plenty of flavor and contrast.

 

Once you have tasted this recipe you will want to make more, so feel free to add tomatoes, seafood, chicken, or other ingredients. Mexican food is always good and learning how to make cheese quesadillas is worthwhile because they are quick, easy and make a satisfying breakfast or lunch.

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Recipe: Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing Recipes from The Kitchn

Recipe: Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing Recipes from The Kitchn | American Food | Scoop.it
So here it is: I am giving you our family recipe, a true American classic that has been passed down through the generations, and is the result of many years of tweaking, testing, and perfecting. This is truly as Southern as it gets.

 

Just in time for Turkeyday. I love Southern cooking it is good down home yum.

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Southern-style cornbread dressing is simple to prepare and it tastes incredible. Try this once and it will probably become one of your Thanksgiving staples in the future. One of the secrets to getting this stuffing just right is being generous with the butter. Add plenty of butter for a rich, delicious flavor.

 

This is an old Thanksgiving dressing recipe, and one which has been passed down the generations, so take a look and then you might wish to print or bookmark it in time for Thanksgiving. For sure the whole family will really enjoy it.

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Matters of Taste: Re-Fashioning the French Fry

Matters of Taste: Re-Fashioning the French Fry | American Food | Scoop.it
I just hit the “French fry” jackpot. Two weeks ago in Philadelphia and this weekend in San Francisco, I discovered imaginative and scrumptious riffs on this beloved American food. At Jamonera, one of three Center City Philly ...
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So, when is a French fry not a French fry? When it is made in a deliciously different way! Fries already vary. You can choose from thick steak fries, shoestring fries, fast food joint type offerings or even oven-fried wedges. Serve regular fries with an unusual dip or sauce and you already have a new flavor sensation.

 

Perhaps you fancy big potato chunks rather than stick-like fries and there is nothing wrong with that either. The great thing about steak fries or wedges is how soft and fluffy the inside of the fry stays, no matter how much the outside crisps up. Polenta fries are another gourmet alternative to potato fries, so you might wish to find out more about those too.

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American Barbecue Association Invites New BBQ Recipes

The American Barbecue Association is an active community of barbecue enthusiasts. The organization is dedicated to building a rich community of barbecue lovers so that likeminded people can come together and enjoy the good food and the good times.
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Anybody who loves to barbecue will be interested to hear their best BBQ recipes can be shared with fellow grilling fans. The American Barbecue Association is keen to collect grilling tips, ideas and recipes so everyone who loves to grill can benefit from the collection of new recipes.

 

Do you love to learn new ways to flavor your meat or seafood before grilling it, or do you have a fantastic recipe for steak, chicken or even vegetable kabobs you think other people might like to try out? If so, this is a brilliant resource to pool everyone's BBQ recipes in one place so everybody can discover new ways to grill and new dishes to try.

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Famous Cuisine of America - A Project Concept of MapsofWorld.com

Famous Cuisine of America - A Project Concept of MapsofWorld.com | American Food | Scoop.it
United States of America has a unique and diverse cuisine. Each regions cuisine is highly influenced by history.
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People in other countries often have a strange idea of what Americans eat, believing every meal to be hamburgers, fries and hot dogs, followed by apple pie, and washed down with gallons of soda. The truth is far more fascinating and the cuisine of the United States is a melting pot of all the settlers who have ever arrived on American soil.

 

There are dishes you can trace back to the French immigrants, to the Germans, to the Spanish, to the British, and much more. America has taken the best of these international recipes to its heart and prizes them today as quintessential American foods. Take the hamburger for example. This began life in 13th century Mongolia, before making its way to Russia, Western Europe and, many hundreds of years later, the United States!

 

Although immigration is partly responsible for today's American diet, the local growing conditions also had a huge impact. A region's indigenous resources heavily contribute towards the dishes in that area. A region perfect for growing corn is probably going to feature a few corn recipes in its repertoire.

 

A cool area where root vegetables like potatoes grow plentifully is likely to base some of its cuisine around potatoes. Compare the cuisine of the South to the cuisine of the Midwest or the Northeast and you will find huge differences in the way people eat. It might be just one country but the famous cuisine of America features a surprising and impressive variety, and is therefore really fascinating to learn about.

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