14 "American" foods that aren't actually American
- We think of American foods as burgers, fries, macaroni and cheese, and fried chicken.
- None of these foods are actually American.
- We rounded up 14 surprising "American" foods that were actually appropriated from somewhere else.
Most of what we think of as quintessential American foods like burgers and fries, barbecue, and fried chicken are surprisingly not actually American at all. Burgers come from Germany, barbecue originated in the Caribbean, and fried chicken's roots may be disputed, but the Southern favorite is not entirely an American invention.
INSIDER has rounded up 14 of the most surprising and interesting American culinary impostors, and given a short history of where (and how) they actually came to the American table.