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Top Quintessential American Foods

Apple Pie

We'll begin with a dish so American that it inspired the term "as American as apple pie."


The cheeseburger originated in the 1890s as the "Hamburger Steak Sandwich."

Pizza Chicago-style Pizza

Pizza has evolved into a diverse regional menu item in the United States.

Nashville Hot Chicken

The history of Nashville hot chicken is as fiery as the meal itself. 

Biscuits and Gravy

Overflowing with white sausage gravy and served with hot biscuits, biscuits and gravy are most popular in the South.


Cornbread, a cornmeal-based fast bread, is a staple of southern American cuisine.

Macaroni and Cheese 

As a main dish with meat or vegetables, macaroni and cheese is a favorite among everyone from toddlers to chefs.

Peanut Butter and Jelly 

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is the best thing since sliced bread, if not older.

Grilled Cheese

The grilled cheese sandwich was originally an open-faced sandwich that was a simple and inexpensive method to feed a family during the Great Depression.

Hot Dogs 

Hot dogs are now a uniquely American cuisine, with each region having its own form of the frankfurter.

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