It is not an easy task to define exactly what typical American food is like, since from North America to the South enormous culinary changes are observed. And it is that approximately more than 10,000 years ago, many people from the northeast of the Asian continent crossed the Bering Strait to enter and populate America. These individuals arrived in Alaska and from there quickly spread throughout the Caribbean, South America, and Central. Once there, the new settlers had no choice but to adapt to the available food sources, and this is how new foods were soon developed.

Many years before the Spanish and the English arrived in America, the native populations knew how to cultivate an enormous quantity of plants. And not only that, the natives had already developed new varieties of beans, corn and squash. The natives had a very nutritious diet. Did you know that over 50% of today's food supply originated in North America? Yes! Today all of us eat Native American foods, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and chocolate, all these foods were imported by the English and Spanish.
In addition to fruits and vegetables, fishing was another super important food source for most natives. Water is life, and the natives knew it, that is why most of the towns were close to streams and rivers. The typical native diet consisted of raw fruits, but both fish and poultry were cooked. Many explorers were surprised to see the native's ability to cook a wide variety of dishes with wild meat, beans, herbs, and roots. Everything was similar in America, although with the arrival of the Europeans, American food took a different direction.

Thanks to the great variety of foods that can be found in this great continent, it is easy to distinguish between the different regions that make the Americas. The culinary techniques differ, and much, between regions, even the ingredients vary between countries. That is why when talking about American food it is much easier to do it dividing into 3 large groups, North, Center and South.
Each kitchen has been influenced by different groups, for example, the area that includes South and Central America, offers a diverse, tasty and always creative cuisine. This richness is not surprising considering that “Latin cuisine” comes from a colorful cultural mix, starting with the great and ancient civilizations such as the Mayas, Incas and Aztecs who already had their own techniques, to the European colonizers who they introduced new ingredients. It is true that the recipes and techniques vary from region to region, but there are also popular dishes present on most tables in Latin America. These dishes are: tamales, rice, corn, plantains and the delicious sauces, which could have their own section on our blog.

On the other hand we have the cuisine of North America, the cuisine of the United States and Canada. Most of the popular foods consumed today in the United States were imported from other countries. Some of its ingredients and recipes were introduced by settlers and immigrants. This country tells a very different story from that of its neighbors, since here many of the foods of the "new world" came from Europe. Currently, throughout the United States you will find a large number of restaurants that will delight you with their famous Apple Pie, chicken wings or the famous mac & cheese.
Finally we have Canada, one of the largest countries in the world and therefore, its food varies slightly from one region to another and is strongly influenced by its family heritage, for example: On the Atlantic coast, they eat a lot of seafood and traditional English dishes (except Quebec). In Quebec, favorite foods come from her French heritage.

While it is true that many of its foods come from France or England, Canada, unlike the United States, has also been able to incorporate into its dishes, some ingredients from the ancient tribes that once inhabited this great country. Among these stands out the maple tree, from which maple syrup is made and added to any food. It should be remembered that the maple tree is very important in Canada not only gastronomically, this is a symbol of the country, since it is its leaf that adorns the Canadian flag.

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If you are a foodie, you must remember that you have a wide range of cities from North to South America, perfect to delight your palate with unique and exquisite dishes.
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