Tuesday, December 18, 2007

American Cuisine

A real cuisine is developed over hundreds of years and is founded upon the most basic of foodstuffs. Whereas wheat is basic in Europe and rice in Asia, corn is the fundamental food plant in America. This is supplimented with beans and squash, and peppers and may be complimented by a variety of meats and fruits.

Over time, if our Lord tarries, a truly American cuisine will arise that can stand along those described by, for example, Julia Child and Marcella Hazan. While that cuisine does not yet really exist, there are corn based cookbooks, e.g. Corn: Roasted, Creamed, Simmered and More by Olwen Woodier.

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