There are certain foods Americans love. We are not surprised about Hot Dogs...who doesn't love a great Hot Dog?
A good Hot Dog with mustard and ketchup is a great starting point for yum. Then there are Chili Dogs, Loaded Hot Dogs...well, you get the point.
Eat This Not That published 50 foods Americans love. Here are a two that were on the list that surprised us.
Lobster Rolls: "For many, lobster is a luxury item, with some fresh catches costing more than $20 per pound. However, it was the complete opposite in the 1600s and 1700s. According to Smithsonian, lobster was regarded as an ocean bug, and it was seen as a food that only the lower class and prisoners should enjoy. Lobsters were even used as a fertilizer if you can believe that. It was not until the 1800s that lobster prices—as well as a liking to eating it—increased."
After we thought about it, who doesn't like lobster. It is a delicacy worth the expense.
Baked Alaska: "On March 30, 1867, the U.S. bought Alaska from Russia for two cents per acre, costing a total of $7.2 million. Chef Charles Ranhofer at Delmonico's in New York is credited with inventing the igloo-shaped sponge cake, which encloses several layers of ice cream and is coated in fluffy, toasted meringue."
How many times do you go to a restaurant and see Baked Alaska on the menu? How many dinner parties do you attend where Baked Alaska is the featured desert? When is the last time you ate Baked Alaska? Apparently, Baked Alaska is very popular. Try it, you will like it gaining an understanding why it is on this list.
To see 50 beloved foods American's love from Eat This Not That click here and then try them all.
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