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What is American Food to Other Cultures?

What is American Food to Other Cultures?

Cultures are often defined by their food. Whether it is Chinese, Mexican, French or other delicacies, we know the atmosphere and offerings that will be presented to us in that restaurant. I often wonder though how other Countries view American food. Do Chinese people say “let’s go out for American food” like we say here for Chinese food? Our guest today, says no. She is Joanie Corneil, Co-Owner and Chef of Bella’s Italian Café as well as Square 1 Burgers. Joanie spent several years learning how to prepare Italian food and soaking up the culture before returning to the States and opening Bella’s in 1986. The question posed prior is one that Jamie has raised on several occasions with world travelers and unfortunately, the USA is not known by our foods, just that we like to eat a lot of food no matter the Country of origin! Joanie talks about how in Italy, they are loyal to their food too with many of them dining on Italian style food regularly. Today, as the co-owner and head chef at Bel