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American cuisine is very diverse, whether it is North American or Latin American, and it has nothing to envy to Western cuisine because it is very rich and varied. Moreover, many recipes were influenced by the colonists. Discover American cuisine in a new light, by way of Canada, the USA, Mexico, Cuba and the whole of Latin America, rich in colourful and varied gastronomic recipes.


Canadian cuisine

Canadian cuisine varies from one region to another. In fact, in this immense country, there are two main types of cuisine: Anglophone cuisine (Anglophone Canada), which is inspired by British and American gastronomy, and French cuisine (French Canada), which is inspired by French gastronomy.

Before the settlers, Aboriginal people in Canada ate locally harvested foods and game, and each region had its own traditional recipes.

Some of Canada's most famous dishes include:

  • Poutine,
  • Pancakes,
  • The berry pie,
  • The Bagel,
  • The Jerky,
  • The ploye, etc.

Canadian cuisine has evolved as a result of multiculturalism, and it also adapts according to seasonality.


Maple syrup

Maple syrup is a sweet product made from the sap of the maple tree, a member of the Sapindaceae family. It is an essential product in Canadian cuisine.

Maple syrup has fine flavours with accents of caramel, forest fruits and woody aromatics. The recipes that welcome maple syrup are fragrant and harmonious in taste.

Syrup enhances the taste of recipes from starters to desserts. Japanese cuisine has adopted it and combines it with traditional and modern recipes with great success.


The cuisine of the USA


American cuisine is known for being far too rich and is often associated with junk food. However, American gastronomy is more diverse than that. Many recipes were inspired by the food imported by the old settlers. For example, the famous hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany. Also, there are several traditional American dishes such as :

  • Meatloaf: This typical beef loaf is often served in fast food restaurants with mashed potatoes. This rich and inexpensive meal is very popular in the USA.
  • Pumpkin pie: This iconic pie is very famous in the USA, especially during the autumn season and especially during Halloween and Thanksgiving.
  • The Main Lobster Roll: This sandwich filled with cucumber and lobster meat is very famous in the Main State and can be found on the menu of small and large restaurants.

The hot dog

The hot dog is probably one of the most popular culinary specialities in the USA.

This mythical sandwich is the emblem of New York gastronomy.

The "hot dog" appeared in the United States in the early 19th century. It seems that the hot dog was brought back by German immigrants from Frankfurt. Feltman's Bakery in Brooklyn began to serve the sausages warmed in a bun.

It's worth noting that the hot dog is a baseball fan's close friend, so it is in America..... Everything makes sense.



Mexican cuisine


Mexican gastronomy is very rich and varied and is famous all over the world. This colourful cuisine has its origins in the Mayan and Aztec culture and was influenced by the Spanish conquistadors and other settlers. The indigenous people of Mexico used tomatoes, peppers, cocoa beans, squash, prickly pears, beans and corn, the most widely consumed starch in the country, as basic ingredients. Mexican food is attractive in its colours and scents and is often associated with festivals, as Mexican cuisine is very symbolic. The emblematic gastronomic dish of Mexico is mole, served during special events such as Easter, the Day of the Dead, weddings, baptisms, funerals, etc.


Cuban cuisine

Cuban gastronomy has its own identity as a result of the many influences it has undergone over time. Indeed, Cuban cuisine has been influenced by Spanish and African cuisine, but also by Chinese cuisine. All these cultural varieties have made Cuban cuisine unique in its kind. The local Cuban cuisine is quite simple, but very tasty. The dishes are generally sweet and savoury and the basic ingredients of this cuisine are rice, yucca, pork, lobster, corn and a multitude of tropical fruits. Among the most popular gastronomic dishes of Cuban cuisine are

  • Theajiaco,
  • TheCuban stuffed pineapple,
  • The frijoles dormantes,

Today, many tourists are attracted to the city of Cuba, its sublime beaches, its cigar fields, its lively atmosphere and its rum-based cocktails.


Brazilian cuisine

Brazilian cuisine has its roots in several other culinary cultures. It is the result of the interweaving of different cuisines: European, indigenous and African. Alcoholic drinks were introduced by the Portuguese. That said, Brazilian culinary specialities differ completely from one region to another. In the north, the cuisine is of indigenous origin, with the inhabitants cooking basic foods such as manioc, while in the south and south-east, it has been influenced by Italian and German cuisine, with typical gastronomic dishes such as Feijao tropeiro and angu or the churrasco.



Street food in America

Street food is an old phenomenon that is developing an impressive dynamism.  Today, this catering activity has undeniable advantages, including

  • Affordable prices
  • Une offre de plats et boissons autant traditionnels que modernes
  • Une ouverture sur les recettes provenant d’autres régions et d’autres pays
  • Local service that creates social links
  • Fast food
  • Creating skilled jobs on the job and through experience
  • Generates knock-on effects on other sectors
  • Invokes great creativity, taste and authenticity
  • Low financial investment

According to the International Labour Office, in the 1980s, street vendors represented 29% of all workers in Central America.

According to a 2007 study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, more than 2.5 billion people eat street food every day.

Street food is attracting huge interest from top chefs who are involved in creating recipes that reflect the spirit of this phenomenon.

In guidelines published in 1996, the World Health Organisation (WHO) details the benefits of street food for preserving social links and feeding the poorest populations. It warns, however, about the need to respect hygiene and the risks to health and the environment.