So, wait a minute.... There's an AMERICAN style of cooking? I fear trying to place the country's cuisine into a singular style simple called "American" because there's so much of it, from such a variety of different origin sources.
I think American food gets a bad rap because it's so familiar to all of us here in the ol' U.S. of A. It really is a great mash up of the numerous cultures that have come to call the United States home.
The cuisine of the United States is a style of food preparation derived from the United States of America. The cuisine has a history dating back before the colonial period when the Native Americans had a rich and diverse cooking style for an equally diverse amount of ingredients. With European colonization, the style of cookery changed vastly, with numerous ingredients introduced from Europe, as well as cooking styles and modern cookbooks. The style of cookery continued to expand into the 19th and 20th centuries with the influx of immigrants from various nations across the world. This influx has created a rich diversity and a unique regional character throughout the country.