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How did egg-centric dishes become “breakfast only” food in American cuisine? [closed]

Eggs are great. You see eggs in lots of dishes in American cuisine. Egg salad made from hard-boiled eggs is an American cookout standard. Fried eggs often go on burgers; poached eggs frequently find ...
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How to make a non-salty cheesecake?

There are lots of American cheese cake recipes which call for cream cheese. And I don't know about cream cheese in the USA, but in Europe, cream cheese is salted. It may be not as salty as, say, feta, ...
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Making flour tortillas softer and more elastic

I would like to make a tortilla that is softer and more elastic, allowing for large burritos with lots of filling I've been using the following recipe below which yields good results, however it is ...
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What styles of barbeque exist in American cuisine?

I'm originally from the Michigan thus i don't know much about barbeque due to the lack of barbeque establishments. From my understanding (correct me if i'm wrong), there are several regional ...
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Pickle Accompanying Hotdogs, Burgers, Sandwiches in the US

The following was observed in the US --- it may be an American phenomenon. I have recently observed in my restaurant visits that more often that not, if I order a burger, sandwich, or a hotdog, I am ...
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Maintaining sizzler plate [duplicate]

i purchased sizzler plate last month. I am using it once or twice in a week. However it is getting lots of rust on it. within 5 minutes of washing plate, it turns back to rust one. I am using lemon ...
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What should go in an Italian Sub sandwich?

I think its provolone, salami, ham, prosciutto, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, oil and vinegar. But I know that is just one variation. Is there a standard Italian sub that all are measured against?
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Can you parfry hash browns in advance?

I like making and especially eating hash browns, but they take quite some time to cook. Could I make all of my hash browns in advance by cooking them but not all the way and then finishing them off ...
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Kobe beef in the U.S?

Recently moved to the bay area, and it seems that everyone is advertising "Kobe beef burgers" on their menus. As someone who has been in Japan and tasted the real thing, it's quite clear to me that ...
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What cattle do we get our “beef” from in the US?

What type of cattle (i.e. cow) do we usually get our "beef" from? There are different variations of cows - e.g. longhorn, bull, buffalo and more - but when I buy "beef" in the market I am never told ...
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What is the difference between Clam Chowder and New England style?

What makes clam chowder a New England style vs. some other style?
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How to cook good “arepas”?

Arepas are a traditional dish from Venezuelan cuisine. After eating them a couple of times, the other day I decided to try to cook them myself. I searched over the internet the recipe and I found ...
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Why is there sugar in a seven-layer salad?

I just discovered the existence of the seven-layer salad. It looks nice to me, but when I was looking for recipes, one thing caught my eye: all recipes that I came across added 1 to 2 tablespoons of ...
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How long after baking do American chewy cookies get their normal texture?

I just baked my first ever batch of American-style cookies (chewy chocolate chip cookies). I used the correct ingredients, including actual wet brown sugar, except for the chocolate - I had no ...
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How to recognize when American style chewy cookies are done?

I made chewy chocolate chip cookies. The recipe gave baking time suggestions, but noted check your cookies before they’re done; depending on your scoop size, your baking time will vary and ...
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What are the main styles of pizza that are popular in America?

Background: I found a pizza in Italy that was sold as "American pizza", and that used bell peppers, corn, and hot salami as toppings. In the USA, is there a pizza that is called "American pizza"? Are ...
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What are the major menu differences between Canadian and American Thanksgiving?

We all know that Roast Turkey is the canonical dish in both countries. Cornbread figures prominently in the Southern US. What are the other significant differences?
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What is the difference between grits and polenta?

I've eaten both and except for the fact that sometimes polenta is a little bit more firm, they taste the same...Any southerners out there that can help?
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Which is a typically American way of seasoning spaghetti and other pasta?

When I visit the States I see a lot of pasta and spaghetti in the supermarkets. I wonder which is the typical seasoning (sauce or similar) used by Americans when they cook spaghetti. Of course, when ...