American Food and eating habits
United States of Mmmerica. Conclusion
- Conch fritters.
- Hot dog.
And much more cuisines based on regions and culture.
What is American Cuisine?
The cuisine of the United States is as diverse as its people.
- Cultural influence
The settlers and immigrants to the United States have blended the cuisines of their homeland with the natural resources of the Americas and the culinary of other cultures they have met.
The United States is often described as a melting pot or salad bowl, that is, many cultures mixing together, influencing one another as they assimilate.
- Melting pot
In the melting pot concept. the people of foods are mixed together, assimilating and absorbing the flavors of one another, becoming one. (What's you opinion?)
- Salad bowl concept
The salad bowl theory posits that people are tossed together, intermixing but remaining separate ingredients with different flavors, though they can complement one another.
- Facts about US
Average consumption of different food - fish and shellfish, vegetables, fruits, meats, wheat flour, corn sweeteners, fats and oils, poultry, cane and beet sugar, salad, cheese, baking and frying fats, corn products, frozen dairy products, beverage milk, rice, cream products.
- Some interesting figures of American eating habits
Popcorns - 17.3 billion quarts of popped popcorn are consumed by American per year.
Blueberries - the second most popular berry in the USA.
Peaches - the third most popular fruit grown in America.
Pizza - 46 slices of pizza is eaten by each American per year.
Pasta - 1.3 million pounds of pasta were sold in American grocery stores in 2011.
Lettuce - about 30 pounds of lettuce is eaten per person. The 2nd popular fresh vegetable.
Hot dogs - 20 billion estimated consumption in a year, or about 70 hot dogs per person each year. In 2010 consumers spent more than $1.6 billion on hot dogs in U.S. supermarkets. (That's 9 billion hot dogs!)
Beef - top 5 states for cattle production in U.S. (Texas - 13.3 million cattle per year, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado). These 5 states account for 50% of total value of U.S. sales.
Cincinnati chile - 2 million pounds of chili consumed each year, topped by 850.000 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese.
Turkey - 13.3 million pounds of turkey consumed/person in 2009. Americans are eating about 14 pounds of turkey a piece each year, more than double rate 20 years ago.
Barbecue - the average American spends 4.4 hours barbecuing every week in the summer months.
Milk - 177.9 pounds of milk consumed per capita in the United States in 2010.
Broccoli - the average person in the United States eats four and one half pounds a year to a half a pound in 1970.
- Some interesting figures of American food grown in states yearly
Cherries (Michigan) - 4 million cherry trees that produce 150 to 200 pounds of cherries per year.
Blueberries (Michigan, New Jersey) - 66% of all the blueberries in the United States. Over 200 million pounds are grown.
Apples (Washington) - 42% of apples in the U.S. which is valued at $2.2 billion annually.
Asparagus (California) - 70% of all the asparagus in the United States, or about 50.000 tons per year.
Peaches (Georgia) - the United States provides about one-fourth (25%) of the world's total supply.
Cheese (Wisconsin) - the average American spends 4.4 hours barbecuing every week in the summer months.
Milk (Vermont) - farm milk sales account for 72.8% of all farm cash receipts in Vermont.
Turkey (Minnesota) - the largest turkey producer in the USA, producing 47.000 in 2010.
Crawfish (Louisiana) - in 2010, over 127 million pounds of crawfish were produced in Louisiana.
Lobster (Maine, Massachusetts) - 80% of the nation's lobsters are caught off the northeastern coast.
- The culture and cuisine of the United States, though influenced by many other cultures, has become its own unique hodgepodge that is not found anywhere else in the world