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Chef, dentist merges Indian and American cuisine

Reality star and local chef Farhan Momin (13Ox, 15C) held a live cooking demonstration titled “From Murdy Kitchen to MasterChef” at the Greer Forum on February 5 in honor of the grand opening of Oxford’s new student center. Momin, a first-generation American Indian from the Atlanta area, returned to his alma mater with a reputation […]

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Call Your Mother owners mix up South American cuisine in new restaurant – The GW Hatchet

Media credit: Sarah Urtz | photo editing assistant Latin American-inspired restaurant Mercy Me will open in the West End next month. You’ve devoured the bagels at Call Your Mother and maybe tried the pizza at Timber Pizza Co. at Foggy Bottom Farm Fresh Market. Now the couple behind the two restaurants are trying out South […]

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Critique of “American Cuisine”: The National Palace

Step aside, apple pie, your time is up. Today, a new set of foods anchors American tables, a hearty buffet of tacos and ramen, kimchi and craft whiskey, impossible burgers and hot Nashville chicken, oat milk and CBD infused sparkling water. Right now, there’s no food quite as American as Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. “Notwithstanding the […]

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Yale Historian Writes Book Defining What Exactly American Cuisine Is

Is there an “American” kitchen? And if so, how is it defined? Is the nation’s palace limited almost entirely to hot dogs, burgers and pizza? In his new book, “American Cuisine: And How It Got This Way,” Yale historian Paul Freedman gives readers a window into understanding American history through a cuisine spanning more than […]

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American cuisine and how it came about

Paul Freeman, History Professor Chester D. Tripp (Liveright) For centuries, skeptical foreigners — and even millions of Americans — believed American cuisine didn’t exist. Over the past few decades, burgers, hot dogs and pizza have been thought to define the nation’s palate. Not so, believes food historian Paul Freedman, who writes that there is a […]

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How goat cheese became a fancy salad staple and revolutionized American cooking

“There were only a handful of American cheeses you would really want to eat” in the 1970s, says author and former New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl. Of course, we had Vella Dry Jack, Cabot Cheddar and “maybe a few others,” she says; but generally speaking, American cheese was a forgettable, mass-produced thing. Then […]

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Sapphire sushi, hibachi and American cuisine open Friday – Detroit Lakes Tribune

For eight years, Rayna Tucker has wanted to open her own sushi and hibachi restaurant. When Country Kitchen closed its doors this spring and the building went up for sale, Tucker jumped on it and started working on his dream. Five months later, Tucker is ready to open Sapphire Sushi, at 705 US Highway 10 […]

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Latin American Food List

According to this year’s list of the 50 best restaurants – aka the who’s who of the culinary world – French cuisine is at the top. Although The Diners Club International’s ranking is generally criticized for favoring European dishes, Latin America is strongly represented on this year’s list. Only a handful of Latin American countries […]

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Add Soy Sauce to Omelets and Call It Chinese American Food | Arts

Have you ever tasted an omelette with soy sauce and oysters? I never had one, until one day, while scrambling eggs, cheddar cheese and red peppers, my eyes fell on the soy sauce and oyster sauce sticking out from behind the olive oil. olive on the spice rack. This flavor combination had never occurred to […]

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How enslaved Africans helped invent American cuisine

You can thank enslaved Africans for one of America’s most iconic drinks: Coca-Cola. “The basic ingredient of Coca-Cola is the native African kola nut,” says Frederick Opie, professor of history and gastronomy at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and author of several books, including “Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America.” Since the […]

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International students adapt to American cuisine – The Temple News

Adjusting to American food was not on Jayeon Lilly Yoo’s list of concerns when she arrived at Temple University. “It wasn’t that difficult, but it’s hard to adapt to the lack of spicy food,” said Yoo, a first-year English student from South Korea. “I miss it. Oily food is also different in relation to my […]

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Commander’s Palace in New Orleans to host symposium on American cuisine and hospitality

After 35 years, Commander’s Palace decided it was time to once again survey the state of American cuisine with its second American Cuisine and Hospitality Symposium on September 17 at the Orpheum Theater, featuring some of the biggest names in the culinary industry, including Danny Meyer, Donald Link, Sheila Johnson, Will Guidara, Emeril Lagasse and […]

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How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine | Story

Gilbert Stuart’s painting “Portrait of George Washington’s Cook” may represent Hercules, the famous chef of the first president. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons “We have to forget about this so we can heal,” said an elderly white woman, as she left my lecture on the history of enslaved cooks and their influence on American cuisine. Something […]

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The Rise and Triumph of Asian-American Cuisine

But the question remains: does calling this type of cuisine Asian-American cuisine deepens and contextualizes our understanding of it, or is it just a label, like talking about Asian art or fiction- American – a way to simplify a complex story and make it a marketable cliché? The danger is in fetishizing Asian traits, a […]

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How Filipino Food Is Becoming The Next Great American Kitchen

You’re asked to name your favorite dish from Japanese, Italian, Mexican, or Indian cuisine, and a flood of options may come to mind. Should you choose ramen or sushi? Pizza or pasta? Tacos or enchiladas? Butter chicken or saag paneer? Yet when asked to recall a treasured dish from the Philippines, you may find yourself […]

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The 8 flavors that define American cuisine

Hold on to your chef hats – a new book claims America has the most complex cuisine in the world. Typically associated with mundane (but delicious!) dishes like burgers and apple pie, American cuisine is much more dynamic, according to historic foodie Sarah Lohman in her debut album, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American […]

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How Only 8 Flavors Defined American Cuisine: The Salt: NPR

Japanese chemist Dr. Kikunae Ikeda is credited with discovering MSG – one of the eight ingredients Lohman explores in her book. Peter Van Hyning hide caption toggle caption Peter Van Hyning Japanese chemist Dr. Kikunae Ikeda is credited with discovering MSG – one of the eight ingredients Lohman explores in her book. Peter Van Hyning […]

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The movement to define Native American cuisine

They were also made without wheat flour, sugar or dairy – the government-issued products that replaced many native foods on reservations more than a century ago. Mr. Sherman avoids them. This means that he does not cook fried bread, the simple fried dough familiar to all tribes in the land. Fried bread was born as […]

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At Food World’s ‘Oscars’, category sneakily redefines American cuisine: The Salt: NPR

A platter of falafel, kafta, fries and other dishes at Al Ameer restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan. The Mediterranean restaurant will be recognized by the James Beard Awards this year in the “American Classics” category. Edsel Little/Flickr hide caption toggle caption Edsel Little/Flickr A platter of falafel, kafta, fries and other dishes at Al Ameer restaurant […]