Tuesday, July 21, 2009

American food

"You are what you eat." Nutrition experts often use this saying to promote better eating habits. What we put in our mouths does become a part of us. But we can look at this statement another way. What we eat reflects who we are--as people and as a culture.So, I think if we want to understand American culture, we ought to find out about its food. Learning about American food we ate during these days can give us a real taste of American culture.
What is "American food"? Before I went to America, to me,American food means hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken and pizza. If you have a "sweet tooth," you might even think of apple pie or chocolate chip cookies. It's true that Americans do eat those things. But now I know those are not the only kind of vittles we can find in America.
During these days , we ate different kinds of food. Such as Germany food, Chinese food,Mexican food and typically American food, of course. I find that the typically American food is not only “junk food”, like potato chips, candy bars and soft drinks , there is also some natural food which is good for our health, such as salad and black coffee and so on.
It seems that American food is mixed by the food from many different countries in the world. I think the reason is that America is a land of immigrants. When people move to America, they bring their cooking styles with them. That's why we can find almost every kind of ethnic food in America.


  1. i don't like American food.

  2. sometimes i like it, but sometimes i do not. and i think if i have american food, in a day, a meal is enough.

  3. There are little vegetables in American food,so I prefer to Chinese food.Actually,American food is more natural~~