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Who Invented Your Favorite Foods?

Who Invented Your Favorite Foods?

From nachos to Twinkies, everything we eat got its start somewhere

Pez were invented as an anti-smoking aide by Eduard Haas.

It might be hard to imagine, but there was a time when nachos didn’t exist. Or chocolate chip cookies. Every food that we eat, except for the real staples like rice, was invented at some point by someone. We rounded up ten of those inventors, and the stories behind some of your favorite foods are fascinating.

Who Invented Your Favorite Foods? (Slideshow)

When we’re eating, we tend to not think about the history and historical context of the food in front of us. We tend to just think about how tasty (or not tasty) it is. But behind every food item lurks a story; many have been lost to the ages (nobody really knows how bread came to be, for example, or pizza), but the stories behind some of the world’s most popular foods are still around.

Learning about the histories behind popular foods is important for anyone who considers themselves to be a food lover. Not only are the backstories behind everyday foods great bits of trivia to be able to pull out at a cocktail party (you’ll never believe how the term ‘sandwich’ came to be), they also help to give context to some of the things that we take most for granted.

So read on to learn the histories behind ten popular foods. We guarantee that by the time you’re done you’ll have learned something, and will also most likely be at least a little hungry.


1. Pull-Apart Cheesy Cauliflower Loaf

Perfect for entertaining, this veggie dish satisfies cheese cravings while still keeping it light. The Parmesan and mozzarella feel indulgent, but cauliflower provides a much-needed dose of nutrients, including potassium and vitamins C and B6. Cheesy and healthy? Sounds good to us.

Get the Pull-Apart Cheesy Cauliflower Loaf recipe and nutrition info here.


Classic Beef Stew

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The practice of simmering meat in liquid over a fire goes back at least 5,000 years and perhaps as many as 20,000, so stew is another beloved dish that puts the "old" in "old-fashioned." Any kind of meat will do, but a beef stew is always a favorite.

Our recipe for the classic American version uses red wine for deep flavor (psst…here are five tips for cooking with wine) and might just be the reason slow cookers exist.

Get our recipe for Classic Beef Stew.


Presidents Day Recipes and Favorite Presidential Foods

Presidents Day may not be known as a “food” holiday per se, but Presidents Day is still reason to cook up something fun and tasty. From George Washington’s mother’s gingerbread to J.F.K’s favorite waffles, here are 11 patriotic Presidents Day recipes and foods worth celebrating, each one tested and trustworthy.

Presidents Day Recipes for Dessert

Red, white, and blueberry pound cake, anyone? These dessert recipes — some with historic and patriotic flair — will keep Presidents Day sweet, no matter what.

Mary Washington’s Gingerbread Cake

Our first president, George Washington, may not have had the best relationship with his mother, but the woman sure could bake a cake. Her moist, generously-spiced gingerbread takes the cake for all-time great winter desserts — with patriotic flavor to match.

Loaded Cowboy Blondies

Cowboy cookies became well known during the 2000 Bush-Gore election, when Laura Bush’s cowboy cookie recipe beat Tipper Gore’s gingersnaps. These buttery blondies are absolutely stuffed with all the goodness of the original cookie — think pecans, coconut flakes, chocolate chips — but taste fudgy (and frankly, better).

All-American Apple Pie With Butter Crust

Not only is it apple season, but this is also the perfect excuse to bake the most iconic American dessert out there.

Mixed Berry Pound Cake

A sweet, all-butter pound cake folded with tons of sweet, juicy raspberries and blueberries. This red, white, and blueberry pound cake looks and tastes spectacular.

Great Presidents Day Breakfasts

Make sure you get a good start to the day with these hearty, nourishing breakfasts. These Presidents Day recipes will keep you fueled up.

J.F.K’s Favorite Waffles

Everyone needs a good waffle recipe. So why not choose light, flavorful buttermilk waffles that just happened to be the favorite of an iconic American president? Here’s Jackie and John Kennedy’s recipe for waffles.

Sour Cream Coffee Crumb Cake

New Jersey crumb buns meet classic coffee cake in an all-American treat. Cake for breakfast is always a right decision on a celebration day, and this one pairs perfectly with your morning cup of joe.

Multigrain Porridge Oatmeal

This recipe takes creamy oatmeal to another level, with quinoa, millet, and lots of good, well-balanced toppings. Top with mixed fresh berries for a red, white, and blue theme.

Sweet Potato Morning Glory Muffins

Sweet potatoes are an indigenous American food, and Morning Glory muffins were first invented in California. This recipe combines both all-American aspects into one moist, flavorful muffin full of goodness like apple chunks, coconut, and nuts.

Presidents Day Recipes for Dinner

It’s comfort food time. These satisfying Presidents Day recipes and foods for dinner mostly cook themselves. That way, you can watch all the action instead of stirring pots and pans.

New England Fish Chowder

A creamy soup from America’s northeast. Authentic, flavorful, and loaded with thick chunks of fresh fish.

Grandmom-Style Eggplant Parmesan

Red tomato sauce and white, melty mozzarella cheese add patriotic colors. Eggplant parm is the ultimate vegetarian comfort food that takes old world to your world.

The Best, Juiciest Turkey Meatloaf

The one, the only. When I think of classic American suppers, I think meatloaf. This turkey version is moist and full of flavor.

Truly Great Vegetarian Chili

Make it in advance, top with heaps of cheese, sour cream, and scallions, and enjoy this heartiest of soups.


Your Food Has Ancestors, Too

Way back before 1492, before the Old World met the New World, your human ancestors’ dinners would have been different from yours. Do you know what happened in 1492 that changed dinner? No matter where in the world people lived then, they started to experience new foods after explorer Christopher Columbus sailed back to Europe from the New World.

Before seeds and plants were exchanged between the New World and the Old, there were no tomatoes in Italy no potatoes in Europe no corn or peanuts in Africa or Asia no chili peppers in India or Thailand no peaches, carrots, or broccoli in what we call North Carolina and no rice, bananas, or cane sugar anywhere in the Americas. Imagine that! For hundreds and hundreds of years, travelers, explorers, and adventurers collected seeds and plants from faraway places. Folks moving to a new country packed seeds, plants, and even farm animals. Transportation was slow—by foot, boat, or animal power. Slowly, over many years, food plants and animals spread around the world as people explored and settled new lands.

Prehistoric Snack at the Movies

When you go to the movies, you may eat prehistoric American foods: popcorn, peanuts, or chocolate. People grew or ate these foods somewhere in the Americas before 1492. Peanuts began in South America, were taken to Africa by early European explorers, and traveled from Africa to North America many years later. Prehistoric people in tropical America enjoyed their chocolate unsweetened, instead of the sweet chocolate we love. Sugarcane took hundreds of years to travel halfway around the globe before finally getting to the New World.

Ancestors on Your Plate

Suppose you sit down to a delicious dinner of turkey, corn, broccoli, and carrots, with banana pudding for dessert. What a global dinner plate! Let’s trace the genealogies, or where the foods came from.

Turkey and corn are native American foods that the original North Carolinians ate, but seeds for the first broccoli and carrots in North Carolina came here with European settlers. Spanish or Portuguese explorers to Central and South America brought bananas’ ancestors from Africa. Today we eat the descendants of those bananas. Read the stickers on your bananas to find out where they were grown.

Corn, the “Most Useful Grain” John Lawson—an Englishman who explored the interior of the Carolinas in 1701—wrote that “the Indian Corn, or Maiz, proves the most useful Grain in the World and had it not been for the Fruitfullness of this Species, it would have proved very difficult to have settled some of the Plantations in America.” In most parts of the world, the most ancient and basic dish is a hot cereal made of whatever grain grows best in that place. So, the most historic North Carolina food may be grits, or mush, made of ground-up, dried corn. Mush has other names—such as porridge, hasty pudding, or loblolly—in other places.

Even before the first Europeans and Africans arrived in present-day North Carolina, American Indians were grinding and cooking dried corn. The newcomers soon learned to eat this cornmeal mush. During the decades of European settlement, mush was the usual breakfast and supper dish. People often served it with butter, milk, or meat drippings (grease from cooking meat). Mush with drippings was the ancestor of today’s grits with “red-eye gravy” (country ham drippings) or sausage gravy.

Here is a simple recipe for mush: Boil 1 cup of cornmeal and a little salt in 4 cups of water. Stir often until thickened (about half an hour).

Since ancient times, cornmeal also has been made into a simple bread with many names: hoecake, johnnycake, journey cake, ash cake, griddle cake, or pone. North Carolinians still like their corn bread!

Sweets and Treats

Sugarcane may have the most amazing genealogy of all. It was first domesticated about 8000 BC in New Guinea. People then introduced this wonderful plant to Asia, before sharing it from place to place across Asia to the Middle East and on across Africa. Sugarcane finally reached Spain about AD 900. From there it went to the Caribbean on Columbus’s second voyage in 1493. What a journey! On a map of the world, trace the spread of sugarcane across the warm regions of the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

American Indians made syrup and sugar from the sap of maple and other trees. Colonists imitated their methods. They also brought the European honeybee to America in the 1630s. The common sweeteners available in early colonial North Carolina were honey, maple sugar, and maple syrup. Neither was plentiful, and cane sugar from islands in the Caribbean cost a lot. By 1650, tropical America produced much of the world’s sugar. At that point, both cane sugar and molasses (sugar cane syrup) could be gotten easily in the Carolinas, but they were expensive. The syrup we now know as molasses is made from sorghum cane, not sugarcane. Sorghum was grown in America starting in the mid-1800s.

In early America, sweeteners of all sorts proved scarce. It is hard for us to imagine cookies, almonds, or raisins being a rare treat. That was indeed the case on the North Carolina frontier. According to the Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, on Christmas 1760 in the Moravian settlement at Bethania, “At the close of the service each [child] received a pretty Christmas verse and a ginger cake, the first they had ever seen.” In 1761—along with goods for the community’s store—a merchant from Charleston, South Carolina, sent the North Carolina Moravian children “a small keg of almonds and raisins.”

Curious Travels of the Potato

The “Irish potato” is not Irish at all! Over two centuries, the potato traveled from South America to Europe and finally to the American colonies, including North Carolina. Potatoes originally grew only in South America, where Spanish and Portuguese explorers discovered them in the 1500s. Learning that potatoes could be kept for a while without spoiling and were good foods for long voyages, the explorers carried them home. Potatoes then were grown for sailors and fishermen, who introduced the handy root vegetable to the lands their ships visited during the 1600s. Since potatoes grew well in Europe and produced more calories per acre than other crops, they became a favorite, especially in Ireland. By the 1700s, European settlers had brought potatoes to North America.

Get the Fat Out In?

Today everyone talks about “good” and “bad” fat. We are cautioned to get the fat out of our diets—to eat fewer fatty foods and avoid serious health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It is hard not to eat too much fat, with french fries, doughnuts, pastries, and more tempting us. We need fat to be healthy—just the “good” kinds, and not too much. Before the 1900s, most people, including those in North Carolina, hungered for more fat. Their diets often were low in this nutrient needed to furnish fuel for activity and to keep them warm, a problem that continues in much of the world.

“Bears are rather large, more than 300 lbs. in weight. Bear meat is considered very wholesome, and Bear fat, with salad, is as good as Olive Oil.” (from Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 2:577) American Indians, Europeans, and Africans in early North Carolina hunted bears and enjoyed their fat. People also ate opossum, beaver, and groundhog for their fat meat. Plump, delicious passenger pigeons were hunted in such large numbers that they became extinct. After explorers and settlers brought hogs to North Carolina, bacon, ham, and lard became common sources of fat.

Ketchup

If you could time-travel to the Revolutionary War period, you would be very surprised at the ketchup that might flavor your food. The first ketchups were made of mushrooms or walnuts. They were more like today’s Worcestershire sauce and other spicy brown steak sauces. You would not have tasted tomato ketchup until the 1800s. Handwritten recipes (ca. 1816–1834) left by the Cameron family of central North Carolina included the newly fashionable tomato ketchup, as well as the traditional mushroom and walnut versions.

The Thanksgiving ’Possum

Opossum meat may not show up on your dinner plate, but it has shown up on many others!

Lawson, the 1701 traveler, wrote: “At Night we kill’d a Possum, being cloy’d [or “full up” from eating] with Turkeys, made a Dish of that, which tasted much between young Pork and Veal their Fat being as white as any I ever saw.” Even in the 1900s, people commonly caught opossums, caged them, and fed them things like corn and sweet potatoes to try and improve their flavor before cooking them. Some people preferred opossum meat instead of turkey for Thanksgiving dinner!

Holiday Meat Pie?

Does turkey with dressing make you think of Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? If you lived on North Carolina’s frontier in the 1700s, you might have eaten roasted turkey, chicken, or goose often. The really special dish for harvest feasts, barn raisings, and other celebrations was a meat pie. A meat pie required more ingredients and was harder to cook than a roasted bird. Although often called a “sea pie,” it did not contain seafood, but meat preserved with salt, which kept well even on a sea voyage. A typical meat pie might have included ham, along with chicken and onions, potatoes, or apples.

Have you eaten chicken pie? Modern chicken pies are the descendants of those early sea pies. A homemade meat pie is still a delicious treat. Perhaps you might like to add one to Thanksgiving dinner to remember your ancestors’ feasts.

Spring Tonic

At the end of winter in colonial times, many people were unhealthy after months of eating dried foods such as corn and beans, and salt-cured foods like ham, bacon, and pickles. Those first springtime greens acted like a miracle medicine. Folks of every cultural group harvested early chickweed and wild mustard greens, then lamb’s-quarter and pokeweed, to go with greens grown in their gardens. Eggs also were plentiful in spring. A dish of greens and eggs cooked together was a favorite tonic for restoring strength and health.

In Season

Before your grandparents’ day, fresh produce was available only “in season.”

Families ate fruits and vegetables grown in backyard gardens and on nearby farms. They enjoyed salad greens in spring and early summer. They got fresh strawberries only in May. Folks looked forward to tomatoes, green beans, and corn-on-the-cob in summer. Root vegetables and pumpkins starred on autumn tables. To get through winter, people relied on fruits and vegetables they had dried or “canned.” Tropical fruits like bananas and oranges did not grow in North Carolina. They came by ship from the Caribbean to Wilmington or other ports, and therefore, these fruits were expensive and available at limited times.

Large meat animals such as cattle and hogs were usually butchered in colder weather, so fresh meat was most available during the fall and winter. The rest of the year, people ate preserved meats like ham, bacon, and sausage more often. Small meat animals such as chickens might have been eaten in any season.

Eggs and milk had seasonal availability as well. Eggs were a welcomed part of spring, but they became scarcer as the summer passed and chickens stopped laying during shorter daylight hours. Since a cow gives milk only after she has a calf, your great-grandparents may not have had milk to drink year-round.

Today we find almost everything in our grocery stores all year, with products from across the country and even around the world. However, many people still like to shop “in season” at farmers markets and produce stands for the freshest, most luscious fruits and vegetables. Such favorites as locally grown tomatoes and peaches are much better than those shipped from distant farms. Perhaps your family grows vegetables or fruits. If so, you have experienced the freshest possible foods!

At the time of this article’s publication, Kay K. Moss was adjunct curator for eighteenth-century lifeways studies at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia. She authored Southern Folk Medicine: 1750–1820, Journey to the Piedmont Past, and Decorative Motifs from the Southern Backcountry, and coauthored The Backcountry Housewife: A Study of Eighteenth-Century Foods.


13 foods born in America

There's nothing better than America's overabundance of cheesy, greasy, sugary treats. Here are some of your favorites that you might be surprised to find out were born in the USA.

Cheeseburgers
There are multiple claims to the origin of the cheeseburger—but one thing's for sure: The greasy, sizzling, cheesy-beef patty originated in none other than the U.S.

Buffalo wings
Hot, messy, delicious Buffalo chicken wings were first introduced in Buffalo, New York—hence the name.

Reubens
The famous hot sandwich made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. Two possible origins: it was created by Reuben Kulakofsky, a Jewish Lithuanian grocer in Omaha, or Arnold Reuben, a German-Jewish owner of Reuben's Delicatessen in NYC.

Pecan pie
Pecans, and pecan pie, are native to North America. There are claims that the pie started in New Orleans and Alabama—but the fact remains, the tasty dessert is all ours.

Chocolate chip cookies
Your grandma's favorite food to feed you was invented by chef Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1938 when she owned the Toll House Inn.

S'mores
The first published recipe for S'mores was in a 1927 Girls Scouts book. Credit for the invention of the campfire treat is given to Loretta Scott Crew, who is said to have made them for the Girl Scouts.

Lobster roll
Do you prefer yours Maine style with mayo, or Connecticut style with butter? Either way, the fresh meal was invented in New England.

Corn dogs
The origin of this battered hot dog on a stick is debatable. Some say it was invented in Springfield, Ill., some say the Texas State Fair and some say the Minnesota State Fair.

Brownie
Do you jump for the edges or the middle? The Brownie is said to have been created in our very own Chicago by a socialite whose husband owned the Palmer House Hotel. The treat was to serve as a boxed lunch dessert for women attending the World's Columbian Exposition.

Ranch dressing
If you're American, particularly Midwestern, you know that ranch dressing is more than a condiment—it's a necessity. The delicious dressing was made on a dude ranch in California in 1954.

Deep dish pizza
Though the restaurant of origin is often contested, Chicago-style deep-dish pizza was first introduced in the Windy City.

Philly cheesesteak
Philadelphians Pat and Harry Oliveri are credited as the creators of the cheesesteak. According to legend, hot dog vendor Pat threw some beef on the grill, attracting the attention of a taxi driver who ordered a steak sandwich.

Tater tots
Give us some of your tots. Ore-Ida founders in Oregon invented the tiny potato treasures when searching for a way to use their leftover shreds of cut-up potatoes.


Here are some of the delicious foods of Bicol Province:

Tilmok

Tilmok dish can only be found in Bicol region. This is well known to locals and even foreigners. The ingredient used for this dish is the coconut meat and the crab. They are mixed together and wrapped with the banana leaves. After attaching together, prepare it to be steamed.

Dinuguan Bicol

Dinuguan can be found in other region, but there is distinctive style of cooking it in Bicol. Every Filipino knows that dinuguan came from the pig’s blood and they cook it together with the pig’s meat. To make it Bicolano style, chili pepper is added. Dinuguan is much more delicious if puto is added to the cuisine.

Kinunot

Kinunot dish is one of my favorite Bicolano foods. The main ingredient for this tasty recipe is sting ray meat or shark. “Shark?!” you might ask. But this scary creature is actually one of the tastiest dish you could ever taste. To cook this dish, the ingredients to be added are coconut cream, vinegar, malunggay or moringa leaves. Sadly, shark is not allowed to be caught, so, using sting ray fish is now the common used in Kinunot.

Ginataang Labong

There are some land produces that we can eat which people do not know. Labong is made of bamboo shoots, coconut milk, shrimp paste or sardines. To make it in Bicolano style, chili pepper is added to the dish. For more improved taste, you can use fresh shrimp. Bamboo shoots peak season is during rainy days.

Laing or Pinangat

Laing or Pinangat is another vegetarian dish. This dish can be usually seen in carinderia and other fine restaurants. Laing usually showcases as a legitimate Bicolano dish. The ingredients for Laing dish are “gabi” or taro leaves, coconut cream, and chili pepper. It is affordable because most of Filipinos have taro plants on their backyard.

Pili nuts

Pili can be found easily in Bicol region. You can find pili nuts in pasalubong center and stores for desserts. Most people who visits Bicol buy pili nuts as their “pasalubong” for their family and friends. There are variety of dishes you can cook with pili nuts, this is what they called tinolang Pili. What is the process for cooking this dish? The nuts are just boiled. After boiling it, just prepare for fish sauce to dip it. If you buy the raw pili nuts, you can cook it by adding sugar into it until it is caramelized.

Bicol Express

Bicol region is well-known with its spicy foods. The most popular dish in Bicol is the Bicol Express. Although some provinces or cities tried their own variety of Bicol express, they could not imitate the style of Bicolanos. Why did Bicolano name the dish as Bicol Express? They said that people who eats this dish could make them run similar as train. Get ready if you are planning to eat Bicol Express. You should have tissue and water by your side in case you cried out because of hotness and spiciness.

Santol Cooked with Coconut Milk or Ginataang Santol

In Bicol, everything is possible with coconut milk. Coconut milk is one of the signature products of Bicolanos because most of the time, you can see coconut almost everywhere. You can even cook fruit with this. One example is the Santol. The combination of this sour fruit with coconut milk is uniquely surprising. You can cook coconut milk with winged beans, banana blossom, eggplant, bittergourd, and many other vegetables.

Pancit Bato

Pancit Bato is another variety of noodles. This noodles dish originated in Bato, Camarines Sur. To cook this, you have to boil the noodles first. From a separate pan, stew the other ingredient need – onion, garlic, pepper, cabbage, and carrots. You can add meat if you want. Pansit Bato is best served with vinegar and pan de sal.

Sinapot

Bicol region is popular with banana products. To cook sinapot, the banana should be the “saba” or Cardaba banana variety. The banana should be peeled and sliced into two. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and water. You can add eggs depends on your preference. It should be deep-fried.

Next time you visit Bicol Region, make sure to try these foods and recipes. Surely, you will ask for more!


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In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we indulge in the best part of every meal: Dessert! From cake to pie to banana splits, our favorite desserts are baked with rich stories that have shaped America in extraordinary ways. We travel back in time to find out how cake gave rise to democracy in America. We reveal the sweet truth about why ice cream topped with syrup is called a sundae. And we find out if anything really is more American than apple pie. Save room for dessert as we discover some tasty truths and some mouthwatering myths hidden in every decadent bite!

Passport's Please!

In this episode of Food: Fact or Fiction? join host Michael McKean as we take a trip around the food globe to find out where some of our most popular international dishes were really born. We know French Fries are fried, but are they French? Pizza and Italy go together like cheese and pepperoni, but can the Italians really claim pizza as their own? And no Chinese meal is complete until you crack open that fortune cookie, but was this crunchy treat really invented in China? We get to the bottom of some shocking food origin stories and uncover the hidden identities of our beloved foreign favorites.

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Hungry for Love

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Bloodlines

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Top Ten Favorite Foods

The immortal champion of foods, fast easy and decadent, whenever you think of something good and fast to order and eat, the first thought is often PIZZA! Want the luxurious kind by making your own? Home made Pizza beats nearly every other food on this list, can be made with absolutely anything

Pizza is something. Cheesy, saucy, delicious goodness. It may not be healthy, but it's cheesy goodness will not make you care. It's delicious, it's savory, it'll make you wanna eat more until you can't handle it but even if you can't handle it you eat more until your stomach explodes and then you die and have a funeral. It's that good. You never get tired of pizza. It's overrated but it's still the best.

Pizza is the GOAT. It’s the perfect blend of cheesy, crispy, and saucy. It can be easily customized and has been many times (yes I like pineapple). Pizza has been around for centuries, and has profoundly had an impact on the world. First starting in Italy, making its way to America and elsewhere indoctrinating every single human it met with the delicious scent, taste, and touch of the Pizza. Pizza is the best food known to man!

Like green beans with extra salt! Perfect for people who live in green huts and/ or have weird hair. If your arms are longer than your Legs, you may be allergic to this

Fried chicken has all the juiciness of a steak, the crunch from a Pizza's crust and the ability to mop up a sauce like french fries. This is the best fast food hands down.

I remember being SO hungry after a long hike. and I got some fried chicken and it was the best thing ever! I forgot how good this is and it definitely deserves the number 2 spot

Chicken can be made in so many ways. Fried, roasted, grilled. There's chicken pizza, curry, sandwiches, tacos, fajitas. You can put a chinese or thai sauce on it and put it with noodles which tastes amazing. Here in England, we have 'hunters chicken'. It's chicken, wrapped in bacon, with melted cheese, smothered in bbq sauce. It is one of the best things ever!

How can this only be at number 20 on this list? KFC produces the best food I've ever tasted - and not only the fried chicken, but they have the best gravy I've ever tasted! Sometimes I want just the mashed potatoes and gravy, but I have to buy the chicken . more

Fried chicken has all the juiciness of a steak, the crunch from a Pizza's crust and the ability to mop up a sauce like french fries. This is the best fast food hands down.

I remember being SO hungry after a long hike. and I got some fried chicken and it was the best thing ever! I forgot how good this is and it definitely deserves the number 2 spot

Chicken can be made in so many ways. Fried, roasted, grilled. There's chicken pizza, curry, sandwiches, tacos, fajitas. You can put a chinese or thai sauce on it and put it with noodles which tastes amazing. Here in England, we have 'hunters chicken'. It's chicken, wrapped in bacon, with melted cheese, smothered in bbq sauce. It is one of the best things ever!

3 Chocolate Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, and often flavored with vanilla.

I love all kinds of chocolate, preferably dark chocolate. Milk chocolate is good, but it doesn’t have the strong coffee vibes dark chocolate gives.

Best buy to me is See's. The dark chocolate raspberry creams are as good as it gets. For diabetics try the dark chocolates with walnuts. You won't believe this is sugar free. They also make the best peanut brittle I have ever tasted. I don't even consider buying any other brittle. They are generous with samples also and they just KNOW once I start that I will be walking out with a box. HOW can you beat a place that lets you pick the chocolates you want to fill a box. I have tried nearly all of their flavors and can't think of ONE that I didn't like. Thanks to all of them for their generosity in giving out samples. The cheap bastards at Godiva wouldn't even think of doing such a thing.

Chocolate is always a relaxing thing to eat whenever you are tired or whatever the case. It is creamy and rich and will always calm your nerves. Chocolate is so the way to go.

Cocoa or dark chocolate may positively affect the circulatory system. [70]
Several studies have suggested that eating chocolate can help reduce the risk of certain cardiovascular problems[71][72][73] and also reduce blood pressure in both overweight and normal adults. [71]
Chocolate may boost cognitive abilities. [74]
Dark chocolate may lower cholesterol levels in adults. [75] Although basic research has provided preliminary evidence that polyphenols in chocolate might inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol, [76] few results from clinical trials are conclusive about such an effect in humans. [77][78]
According to one study, chocolate consumption correlates with lower Body Mass Index. [79]
Other possible effects under basic research include anticancer, brain stimulator, cough preventor and antidiarrhoeal activities. [80]

Ice cream is the best! Indulge yourself in smooth vanilla or coarse chocolate chip. Not only ice cream is delicious, it's also full of carbohydrates which are used to power yourself. If you think ice cream has too much fat or sugar content, you can buy lowfat and low sugar ice cream! OR you can create homemade ice cream! Just in a small resealable plastic bag, combine half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla. Push out excess air and seal. Into a large resealable plastic bag, combine ice and salt. Place small bag inside the bigger bag and shake vigorously, 7 to 10 minutes, until ice cream has hardened. Then your ready to eat it! Sprinkle some rainbow sprinkles or any toppings of your choice. Wa-laa! Homemade ice cream with less fat, no artifical sweetners, and less sugar! What a win-win treat for any occasion!

You got in a fight with your parents? Your boyfriend just broke up with you? Did your boyfriend just ditch you for the "cheerleaders". Well.. at least we will always have ice-cream until everything gets better : )
I love ice cream so much! It always helps me cheer up and look on the good side every time I'm down in the dumps. My favorite ice cream flavor is Cookies and Creme!
, vanilla, chocolate chip, sherbet, cookie dough, anything! Who cares about brain freeze ice cream is the best thing ever!

I cannot live without ice cream! Caramel ice cream is awesome! Cookies and cream is pretty good too. After I eat it, I get this extraordinary feeling inside of me, if you ice cream lovers know what I mean. And it's so refreshing too! After a day of hard work, you can just sit down, relaz, and enjoy some amazing ice cream!

I love ice cream! Doesn't everyone? I'm all grown up, yet my parents and friends still use it as a bribing tool! My favorite flavor changes a lot, but my often recurring flavor is MANGO SORBET! (okay so it's not ice cream, but who cares!) It's the best from Bilboquet, in Montreal. It's like heaven. Literally.

5 French Fries French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of fast food restaurants. Fries in America are generally salted and are often served with ketchup in many countries they are topped . read more.

They're good fries but why are they called "French" fries. Fun fact: These were made in Belgium, not France. And Belgium has 3 different languages so you can't differ. These should be called "Belgian Fries"

I love french fries.Mostly the crispy ones.I love them with Ketchup.

Thing weird about me:I hate Mcdonalds Fries there is barely salt

Another weird thing:Once I eat a french fries I have to go to the bathroom ALWAYS

I think french fries deserve to be on this list they go with everything and tastes delicious. It's not that hard to cook and every fast place has them. No matter where you go in the country there's some french fries somewhere. Who doesn't love french fries. I will be surprised if I met somebody that didn't really like french fries. Unless it's a certain type of french fries.

These are amazing but because I’m vegan/gluten free/soy free/Palm oil free I don’t get to eat them often because it seems like there’s always something wrong with them! :(
Somebody fetch me safe to eat fries! - Enchantress

Burgers can either be delicious or horrible. It can be nothing but grease, or have mucus-like cheese in them (I don't like cheese anyway) or have mayonnaise (which is OK) hanging in sticky lumps in the lettuce, which is the worst combination of food ever but on the other hand, a good beefburger, turkey burger or venison burger can be delicious, cooked as perfectly tender and thick meat, which goes excellently with fine mustard (depending on the mustard), grilled tomato or onion, or powerful chilli sauce. Food heaven.

It should be the same as pizza because burger have meat, cheese, vegetables, condiments, and fresh baked buns and pizza has dough, sauce, cheese, and a bunch of toppings. That is why I eat Pizza-Burgers all the time instead of one over the other.

How is this not #1? Nothing beats a juicy burger when you're hungry. The best part though there are so many different types of burgers! Literally everyone has to like some sort of burger! ( Unless you're vegan or vegetarian, obviously )

Nothing TOPS a great American style hamburger! NOTHING
Any way I like it that's why burgers are the bomb.
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Better than boo sack noodle.
Cheesy beefy goodness! I love all burgers.
I love cheeseburgers especially.
American food at its best

Mmm, sizzling bacon- let me tell you something, only the legends will get it. I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon, sue me, and since I don't have a butler I have to do it myself. So, most nights before I go to bed, I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman Grill, then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill. I go back to sleep again, then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious, it's good for me, it's a perfect way to start the day. Today I got up, I stepped onto the grill and it clamped down on my foot. That's it, I don't see what's so hard to believe about that.

I can't live without bacon
Without pigs, life would be nothing. Without pork, there is no point in life. Without bacon. This comment is too sad. Can I get a tissue? Please?
You can never have too much bacon. If you were drowning in a vat of bacon in a container made of bacon on a planet made of bacon in a facility made of bacon that produces bacon, you still wouldn't have enough bacon.

Bacon. Bacon is a wonderful gift from heaven above. When He dropped pigs from the sky, we all bowed down to praise him for the magnificent gift he gave. Pork, ribs, ham, bacon.

Only my deepest, darkest nightmares confront me with no bacon.

The best death would be death by bacon

You can never have too much bacon. If you were drowing in a vat of bacon in a container made of bacon on a planet made of bacon in a facility made of bacon that produces bacon, you still wouldn't have enough bacon.

Bacon. Bacon is a wonderful gift from heaven above. When He dropped pigs from the sky, we all bowed down to praise him for the magnificent gift he gave. Pork, ribs, ham, bacon.

Only my deepest, darkest nightmares confront me with no bacon.

The best death would be death by bacon.

I love bacon if people hate bacon and wanna be my friends ill walk away and especially with pancakes maybe because I only eat the bacon and I can't live without it and ty pigs

The ultimate man-meal. A nice, juicy rump or porterhouse, grilled to perfection, with a side of thick-cut chips, a salad and a big glass of ice-cold lager to wash it all down. Bliss!

Nothing like a good rare steak, full of flavour and seasoning, with a huge platter of chips, and a fresh salad drizzled in peppercorn sauce.

Every man needs his steak. Steak and lobster would be my choice for a last meal.

I love it. it's so good with vineger sauce because its kinda sour and I like sour but you can't buy vineger sauce you have to make it with salt pepper and vineger then it will be juicy and tasty =P later.

9 Tacos A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.

Tacos are the best foods in the whole USA I mean pizzas good but tacos are amazing
If people don't know the awesomeness of tacos thet arnt from the USA
Tacos and Burritos.M. Pizza and all that American food is solid but tacos with that soft shell and delicious fillings! That takes the cake!
For being so good, Tacos are amazing because their also healthy. They have raw veggies, beans, are gluten free (if having corn shells). Just perfect and so satisfying

Tacos are the world's best sandwiches! So yummy, gooey, cheesy, and it's a need for all sandwich lovers! Best food in the world! Yummy, healthy, and the first time I tried it, I fell in love with it. So please try! It's so good for you

The thing that taco has, that nothing else in this list has is that you can build your taco any way you want. You can literately put anything in a taco and it will taste good. Imagine icecream with sprinkles in a taco.

YUM. All the juice (in some types) and flavor, what can beat it? It honestly just puts you in a good mood from the first bite. If you don't like tacos, it's okay. I forgive you. But if you do, I love you.

Comfort food to the next level. Although it’s an absolutely delicious meal, I’m very fussy when it comes to Mac and cheese. It has to cheesy but not too cheesy, crispy but still runny and creamy extremely creamy.

Best food ever, although I have to eat it with corn starch cheese. Really good however! Why aren’t these higher on the list. - Enchantress

This is my all time favorite food, and I love just about the vast majority of all types of Mac and Cheese. Mac and Cheese is awesome!

One of my best friends lives in a house previously occupied by James L. Kraft (the Canadian inventor of processed cheese who also co-founded Kraft Foods) back in the early 1900s. I call him "cheese head' from time to time.

What? How did stupid Mac and cheese get above this? That is blasphemy. Sushi takes a lot of work to make and comes in lots of variety and it tastes very good. Mac and cheese is so overrated and even though I don’t feel as negative about it as I used to, I still would prefer not to eat it.

That killer thing was just A Joke sorry Justin I did not mean to offend you. I really like sushi and yes. I would rather just lock myself in a room for a day without food for this tasty meal! Don't argue. Just because I'm Asian doesn't mean I don't only know English and a few Spanish words. That's all I know honestly! One of the sushi chefs named Uncle, is a pro! (Yes that is his real nAme ) he is very good. I love this and it would take me a whole MONTH to get sick of it. I have a headache so I'm going to go now : )

Why is this only on number ten? This is the best one on the list. LIKE A SNEAK PEAK AT HEAVEN! There is so much seafood. I never get tired of eating this unlike pizza and chicken.

Porkchops is the best! Just kidding. Raw fish may sound gross. Its actually pretty yummy! Why are you insulting fish? Because ITS RAW? So what? I eat fish like. Like a fishavore! (my spelling is off ) - randomly singing a minecraft song - "ones green! Ones dead! They'll hit you in the head, hostile mobs! HOSTILE MOBS! " done. Sushi is as good as having a voice for your whole live because gruefnergernugrgnowogunwuigni - recording beep - UGNERUIGNRUGNIREN - long recording beep - wow. Didn't have to attack me! Anyway, I love sushi! To me, it's a delicacy!

Well cheese burgers are better than hamburgers in my opinion that is why mcdonalds,burger king and more have yellow in their logos.
Whataburger is orange which is still the color of cheese.

Mm I absolutely love cheeseburgers it is my all time favorite food! Hamburgers are good but cheeseburgers are the bomb! Go Cheeseburgers

Cheeseburger needs to be higher, it's the only burger that I would actually eat.

"A boatload of ingredients stuffed into a toasty sesame-seed bun. Open wide!

Cake is the best. My personal favorite is this one cake that has mashed up Oreos, chocolate chips, and whipped cream, all on a light vanilla sponge. It's heaven.

But for a certain red-haired anime character, strawberry is the best if you catch my drift

Cake and frosting is heaven on a plate. It's love and acceptance all in one. Starts with your first birthday cake. Yum!

I love cake if it does not have buttercream frosting(like it on cupcakes though). Chocolate cake with normal frosting and ice cream in it is the best kind, or even better, an Oreo cake.

Cake is delicious! But frosting? Who likes frosting? Disgusting, over sweetened, over buttered cream.

Why have only two listings of the exact same food when we can have "Spaghetti with Meat & Tomato Sauce with Basil Leaves with a Little Sprinkle of Pepper on the top."

Spaghetti is the best food it is my favorite food to eat at home with RAGU Traditional Sauce this is my most favorite food to eat it is Italian food it is the best favorite food ever! =D This should be number 1 favorite food in the World.

To me, nothing beats Spaghetti. just. look at it! I even want one now! It is delicious. Especially when it is with sauce, even pizza would not beat spaghetti to me! Come on guys it should be at least in the top tens!

Spaghetti seems like a great food to eat, especially with the bolognese and other extra toppings! Pastas can always be eaten, even if you're a vegan. It is a really good starch to have if you can't find anything else to eat.

15 Apple An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree. Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

This is actually quite an underrated snack, while I do prefer to overall eat junk food, apples are great. Like pizza, there's different types of apple for everyone, I prefer sour and hard apples like braeburn and granny apples, but you can really experiment with what you like.

My top 15:
1. Pizza
2. Chocolate
3. Apple
4. Ice cream
5. Chicken nuggets
6. French fries
7. Cookies
8. Cake
9. Sushi
10. Fried chicken
11. Chow mein
12. Cereal
13. Steak
14. Apple pie
15. Mashed potatoes

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Plus they're so tasty and sweet who could resist the juiciness of a delicious apple!

Some say apple is overpriced but I think it is delicious ( good crispy hardware too)

The holy grail of all burgers. The perfect combination of bacon, cheese, burger patty. Nothing beats a good bacon cheeseburger

Food scientists when creating bacon cheeseburger: How about we take a BBQ classic and. add the best food in the world to it! Genius! If you’re going out to a burger joint don’t hesitate to get the BACON cheeseburger.

It is bacon number 7 combined with a cheeseburger number 12 so just imagine how it would be like together.

It is beyond amazing. Diabetes here I come!

If you hate your parents cooking chicken then buy this it is chicken but the good ones and it has more flavor *WARNING* it could get messy.

Why isn't this one further up the list! So many varieties of Chicken wings too. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Oh, come on. I've had my tea and now I want to go out for KFC and get a bowl of chicken wings.

I can eat chicken wings for the rest of my life and not get tired of it.

Cookies are the best dessert ever. Like, you can get them crispy and crunchy or soft and chewy, and adding a little heat gives you this ooey, gooey, chocolaty, sugary mess.

Cookies are food that makes me happy. You can't live without chocolate chip cookies!

Soft cookies make me wanna barf, but hard, crunchy cookies are delicious though.

Cookies are the best. I wouldn't eat anything for a whole day just for cookies the next one - astroshark

Best dessert ever. In general, I don't like cake, but cheesecake is where it's at. So creamy, amazing crust, and when you combine it with berries and caramel sauce, there's nothing better in the whole world.

I love stuff like pizza, chocolate and fries, but DAMN that is some good cheesecake! Nothing can replace the creaminess of a slice of cheesecake. Mmm!

Cheesecake is amazing. especially from the cheesecake factory, and especially Oreo.

Oops I meant to choose something else but I chose this. I like cheese cake though.

Yeah these deserve 1st I am a little old for chicken nuggets but do I care? I don't think so!

If your son/daughter hates your cooking this is the solution.

You can't deny chicken nuggets are by far the best

Ah perfect for kids dinners . yum yum!

Bananas are too high. they are my least favorite food. It is bland and not sweet like fruit should be

I'm such a fussy eater I like bananas but when there a bit green

Banana and Bananas are on the list. That makes total sense.

They are a good snack, I eat one almost everyday.

They are the best food ever because you can put anything in it, even fries. I like my burritos spicy and with guacamole and cheese! No matter what it has, it almost always tastes amazing. Especially if it has traditional Mexican ingredients in it.

Even though I'm Italian, I think burritos have got to be my absolute favorite food, especially the grilled chicken queso burrito from Qdoba. We're talking ABSOLUTE HEAVEN! Second favorite of course would obviously be almost anything Italian.

Burritos have always been my favorite! Chipotle makes them the best but all the flavors mixed together with the sour cream and guacamole is so good! Shout out to Tacos, Sushi, and spaghetti.

A big burrito with refried and black beans, corn, any meat of choice, peppers, lettuce and spicy salsa. That's a perfect meal for me.

Brownies are the best. Simple yet yummy and tasty. Once you tasted it, you will look for it and search for it to buy it and eat it. It's good for your stomach. Although, one of my favorite is lasagna, I choose brownies because it has a very catchy taste and perfect sweetness. I sometimes imagine my self eating brownies all the time. From day till night. Until I sleep and wake up again. It's way better than burgers and hotdogs.

I like my brownies with nuts personally because it has that really nice crunch. Overall Their really good.

Oh danm these are good. But why down here? Everyone knows it should be in the top ten, right?

Little Debbie Cosmo brownies are so good

Picky eaters will eat anything if it's in lasagna. It has an amazing texture and has layers upon layers of PASTA and CHEESE. It sorta has to be good if it has pasta AND cheese in it.

Lasagna is by far the best food ever. it has sauce and noodles and cheese. I have been eating lasagna since I was a baby. Italian food is the best. Pizza is my second favorite food which is also Italian.

Lasagna is amazing, there is no food that could top it. if you think there is a food that is better than you are crazy. I like spaghetti too but I like the way lasagna is more than spaghetti

My favourite since I could eat! I love the melted cheese and meat! Best ever and should be in the top ten. Italian food rocks!

Has always been my number 1 food for my whole life since I was really young and it always will be. Pizza is great as well, but pancakes are so enjoyable to eat because they're soft to bite, and you can put a variety of sweet substances on a pancake that makes you want to eat this delicious invention everyday. I get hungry whenever I think of pancakes. This should be number one (all day long), not this low. by the way, perfect food and absolutely delicious to eat. Great food!

I rarely eat them. Sometimes the family doesn't even celebrate pancake day. However, they are so delicious, especially my mum's own ones.

My favorite thing to eat for breakfast.
pancakes are best with chocolate chips

26?! Pancakes are WAY better than that. It deserves to be in the top ten. I don't know where, though.


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