Iconic American Dishes and Their Origins
With German roots, the hot dog became an American staple, especially at baseball games, in the early 20th century.
Associated with the 17th-century Pilgrim feast, the Thanksgiving turkey has remained a symbol of the holiday.
Introduced by Italian immigrants, New York-style pizza is renowned for its thin, foldable crust.
New York-Style Pizza
Influenced by African, Scottish, and English cooking, Southern fried chicken became a beloved dish in the 18th century.
Southern Fried Chicken
Originating from early American settlers, clam chowder, especially New England style, gained popularity in the 19th century.
With Native American and Spanish roots, American barbecue boasts diverse regional styles influenced by African and Caribbean techniques.
1. Created at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, in 1964, buffalo wings are now a popular bar and party snack.