Food & Drink

American Food: Classic Recipes From The USA

06/27/2012 11:08pm ET | Updated August 31, 2012

It's difficult to define American food, to say that dish x is the best representation of an entire country that's so expansive. American food is developed, to say the least -- it's a melting pot of so many different cultures. Every single dish could be traced back to some group of immigrants or another. So when it comes to our country's birthday, there's no better way to celebrate than by enjoying our favorite American foods. Our recipe slideshow covers the gamut from summer favorites like hamburgers and hot dogs to comfort food favorites like mac and cheese and chicken and dumplings. And don't think we forgot about dessert -- we've got apple pie, peach cobbler, cheesecake and more.

So what's your favorite American food? Let us know in the comments.

Classic American Foods