Excluding fast food (whose origins and processing techniques are always questionable), American food is not popular anywhere else in the world. It is the year 2005, and TGI Friday’s is the pinnacle of American dining.
There are certain foods that immediately come to mind when I think of foreign food…
China – sweet and sour chicken
Italy – pasta
Germany – massive sausage
Japan – sushi
France – baguettes
Mexico – grilled stuft burrito
North Korea – grass porridge
But the United States? Burgers.
All the popular American chefs take strong influences from other countries. Except for some Southern cooking, this country has little food culture.