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What is American food?

With the Superbowl right around the corner, an American classic “holiday”, maybe you can help JD think of American foods to make here in Madagascar! Enjoy his blog below.


As I mentioned before, one of the things I teach here is a cooking class. It is great fun and I love it but they want to learn how to make American food. So far I have taught tacos, salsa, bread and pizza. But these are not really American foods, just foods we frequently eat in America, so my question is: what is American food? “What do we eat?” is the question they always ask to me. The reason they ask is almost every meal here has rice with it. So there must be American food like rice that we all eat a lot of most of the time. Well, we eat food out of cans and food that is frozen. Is that our rice? If processed food is our “American food” then how can I teach that? It is interesting that going to grocery stores and getting frozen processed food is a privilege here; a sign you have money to…

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3 thoughts on “What is American food?

  1. Ann-Marie on said:

    Chili, spaghetti, chicken noodle soup, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, apple pie, brownies…would any of those work?

  2. Liz Propst on said:

    Austin, your great great grandfather had the US patten for many of the parts of an ice cream maker…..maybe ice cream?? I believe even though they are called French Fries….they were an american invention. Fun topic!!

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