Is McDonald’s American Cuisine, or is Kentucky Fried Chicken?
Hamburgers. Hot dogs. French Fries. Cokes. Malts. Milk Shakes. Apple pie.
But consider American home cooking and there is a lot more. Meat loaf with grandma’s secret recipe. And together with mashed potatoes and gravy. And fresh squeezed lemonade in the cool shade of a porch way down south in the summer.
My Iowa born grandmother made the best chocolate related cookies anyone could ever ask for.
Football season comes, it means barbeque time. Thick juicy hand-made hamburger patties, hot dogs with relish, corn on the cob, steak cooked medium well. And beer.
That’s casual living. Casual food that’s easy to cook and the aroma will set you salivating for more. It’s filling. Too filling.
They say Americans are fat. It is true that many of us are extra large, and some of the food needs to be more carefully consumed in smaller portions. But I have to theorise that one of the reasons we are big is also because the food tastes darn good.