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stoudt6
04-16-2010, 09:27 AM
that represents the USA! As "Host Country"shouldn't we be sharing some of the best foods we have throughout our Country. I know Hot dogs and Hamburger's are supposedly American Staples, but I think there are many foods that could be showcased as food s from the USA. How about Maine Lobster, Maryland Crab Cakes, Philly Cheese Steaks, Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple, Chicago and New York style Pizza, Wisconsin Bratwurst, Memphis Ribs, Southern Fried Chicken, Salamon from the Northwest, Cajan and Creole from New Orleans and other great foods from around the country!:mad:

wezee
04-16-2010, 09:34 AM
You said a mouthful....I totally agree. And while we are at it, how bout a kiosk with wine from Calf. or Wash. State and some of that yummy cheese made by all those cows in Wisconsin!!!!

mmtska
04-16-2010, 09:41 AM
that represents the USA! As "Host Country"shouldn't we be sharing some of the best foods we have throughout our Country. I know Hot dogs and Hamburger's are supposedly American Staples, but I think there are many foods that could be showcased as food s from the USA. How about Maine Lobster, Maryland Crab Cakes, Philly Cheese Steaks, Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple, Chicago and New York style Pizza, Wisconsin Bratwurst, Memphis Ribs, Southern Fried Chicken, Salamon from the Northwest, Cajan and Creole from New Orleans and other great foods from around the country!:mad:

I agree with everything you said-minus scrapple..... ick. :scared: My DH is from Philly and made me try it once...never again.

Jennasis
04-16-2010, 09:58 AM
Actually I would LOVE a TS restuarant that showcased new American cuisine. Think food from Paula Deen, and Art Smith, with farm fresh ingrediants native to the US or grown here.

TDC Nala
04-16-2010, 11:15 AM
No way you're getting Maine lobster on the dining plan (unless it's two credits).

You said a mouthful....I totally agree. And while we are at it, how bout a kiosk with wine from Calf. or Wash. State and some of that yummy cheese made by all those cows in Wisconsin!!!!


They do both of these things...but only during the food and wine festival (and even there the days of free cheese samples are gone)

connorlevismom
04-16-2010, 11:26 AM
This would be wonderful. I especially agree with Chicago style pizza and WI cheese.:lovestruc

Kristine

TheRustyScupper
04-16-2010, 11:26 AM
I know Hot dogs and Hamburger's are supposedly American Staples, but I think there are many foods that could be showcased as food s from the USA. How about . . .

. . . Maine Lobster - because Maine Lobsters go down to the Carolinas (they are a "type", not a location)
. . . Maryland Crab Cakes - were originally left-overs
. . . Philly Cheese Steaks - kinda just another English sandwich
. . . Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple - actually German
. . . Chicago and New York style Pizza - takeoffs on Italian food
. . . Wisconsin Bratwurst - again, German
. . . Memphis Ribs - St Louis and Texas might argue, but still not American in origin
. . . Southern Fried Chicken - actually developed in Mediterranean
. . . Salmon from the Northwest - Canadian
. . . Cajun and Creole from New Orleans - really Canadian

IndyClown
04-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Cincinnati Chili :woohoo:

stoudt6
04-16-2010, 11:43 AM
. . . Maine Lobster - because Maine Lobsters go down to the Carolinas (they are a "type", not a location)
. . . Maryland Crab Cakes - were originally left-overs
. . . Philly Cheese Steaks - kinda just another English sandwich
. . . Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple - actually German
. . . Chicago and New York style Pizza - takeoffs on Italian food
. . . Wisconsin Bratwurst - again, German
. . . Memphis Ribs - St Louis and Texas might argue, but still not American in origin
. . . Southern Fried Chicken - actually developed in Mediterranean
. . . Salmon from the Northwest - Canadian
. . . Cajun and Creole from New Orleans - really Canadian

They may have originated or been developed in other countries, but they have been enhanced/perfected in America.:teacher:

Jennasis
04-16-2010, 11:50 AM
And pasta is actually Chinese in origin so phooey on youey! Everything comes from somewhere.

CandyMandy
04-16-2010, 12:53 PM
There are a handful of foods that are truly and uniquely American (I'm not saying you should or even could build a TS solely around these). All pre-date the mass immigration that started in the mid 19th century (which are the real basis for the prior posts here that imply "all American food came from somewhere else"):

Popcorn: oldest proven evidence of it being cultivated and popped was not found in Asia, Europe, Africa or South America.

It was in caves located in what is now the state of New Mexico.

Cajun and Creole from New Orleans - really Canadian

I beg to differ.

Yes, the origins started with French immigrant refugees from Canada, but Cajun is not French food and is dramatically different than the indigenous Canadian maritime adapted versions of French food. The ingredients are based on a different environment and the approach to seasoning is a unique, rustic "southern lowland" one.

Plains Buffalo: yes, you can cook it using any ethnic technique you want. But the meat is solely American.

Some might also throw in corn, but anthropologists have proven that it originated in South America and was brought north by migrating Indians.

ftwildernessrick
04-16-2010, 01:19 PM
I agree that they should have a good TS restaurant in addition to the one they have now. After all, we are the host country.

Luv4Disney
04-16-2010, 01:55 PM
I know! I hate that our country is represented with hot dogs and hamburgers. Blech.

smjj
04-16-2010, 02:27 PM
This is one mystery I have always wondered about. At the American Adventure(the host country) all they have is fast food. I guess that says it all. There is room to put in a nice TS restautant and I am shocked they have not already done so...smjj

RMulieri
04-16-2010, 04:41 PM
Part of the problem as someone has pointed out already are there are very few authentic American cuisines.Most of Americas cuisine is borrowed from other countries since America was founded as a melting pot of nations...Yes America added its own flair and perfected some of the dishes,that doesn't make them truly American in origin.It would be nice to have a TS with a sampling of dishes, but again it would be quite difficult to choose what Americanized dishes it would serve. I suppose they could style it like Colonial Williamsburg restaurant menus

bellefromboston
04-16-2010, 04:53 PM
that represents the USA! As "Host Country"shouldn't we be sharing some of the best foods we have throughout our Country. I know Hot dogs and Hamburger's are supposedly American Staples, but I think there are many foods that could be showcased as food s from the USA. How about Maine Lobster, Maryland Crab Cakes, Philly Cheese Steaks, Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple, Chicago and New York style Pizza, Wisconsin Bratwurst, Memphis Ribs, Southern Fried Chicken, Salamon from the Northwest, Cajan and Creole from New Orleans and other great foods from around the country!:mad:

I completely agree. Even though all of these may not have originated in America, they represent the diversity, culture, and many cuisines of our country today.

MinnieLovesMickey
04-16-2010, 05:03 PM
I know! I hate that our country is represented with hot dogs and hamburgers. Blech.

If we're gonna have hot dogs, they should be like Nathan's or Hebrew National. Let's make a hot dog fixin's bar from different regions of the country!:banana:

ilovejsparrow
04-16-2010, 06:01 PM
This has always annoyed me. I think it's pretty embarrassing that they couldn't come up with a properly themed restaurant for the American pavilion!!

stoudt6
04-17-2010, 08:40 AM
I agree that they should have a good TS restaurant in addition to the one they have now. After all, we are the host country.

How about it being a Buffet that was rotated to feature the Regional favorites on different nights and a character breakfast that had the character's dressed in various American themes--like say Colonial,Cowboys/western.

Huff
04-17-2010, 10:52 AM
. . . Maine Lobster - because Maine Lobsters go down to the Carolinas (they are a "type", not a location)
. . . Maryland Crab Cakes - were originally left-overs
. . . Philly Cheese Steaks - kinda just another English sandwich
. . . Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple - actually German
. . . Chicago and New York style Pizza - takeoffs on Italian food
. . . Wisconsin Bratwurst - again, German
. . . Memphis Ribs - St Louis and Texas might argue, but still not American in origin
. . . Southern Fried Chicken - actually developed in Mediterranean
. . . Salmon from the Northwest - Canadian
. . . Cajun and Creole from New Orleans - really Canadian

Pretty much all foods are derivitives of somewhere else. However, BBQ, Cajun and many other foods are distincly American. Ribs came from Asia but not true American BBQ style.

nursegirl
04-17-2010, 11:24 AM
I love this idea! Does anyone know an actual reason why there isn't a TS at the American Pavilion? Must be a money/ownership/sponsorship issue, right? Does Stouffers still sponsor Liberty Tree Tavern? Sponsor may not be the correct word.;)

bangzoom6877
04-17-2010, 01:27 PM
How about some good Buffalo wings? Those definitely originated in Buffalo, NY!!!

Planogirl
04-17-2010, 01:42 PM
I would just settle for a good Cajun restaurant anywhere on the property. I love having some good gumbo or jambalaya!

Sadly I think that fast food does represent the United States well though.

ilovejsparrow
04-17-2010, 02:41 PM
How about some good Buffalo wings? Those definitely originated in Buffalo, NY!!!

They sure did!! :thumbsup2

TDC Nala
04-17-2010, 04:08 PM
If we're gonna have hot dogs, they should be like Nathan's or Hebrew National. Let's make a hot dog fixin's bar from different regions of the country!:banana:

Disney switched all their dogs to a chicken/beef blend (mostly chicken) so I'd guess this restaurant will need to be outsourced by a third party...

smjj
04-17-2010, 05:33 PM
Part of the problem as someone has pointed out already are there are very few authentic American cuisines.Most of Americas cuisine is borrowed from other countries since America was founded as a melting pot of nations...Yes America added its own flair and perfected some of the dishes,that doesn't make them truly American in origin.It would be nice to have a TS with a sampling of dishes, but again it would be quite difficult to choose what Americanized dishes it would serve. I suppose they could style it like Colonial Williamsburg restaurant menus

I somewhat aggree with this but not a valid reason. They could have a setup similar to Liberty Tree Taven in MK. To me mac and cheese, apple pie, roast beef, mash potatoes, meatloaf, and chicken to name a few are as American as it gets....smjj

j&j620
04-17-2010, 07:43 PM
. . . Maine Lobster - because Maine Lobsters go down to the Carolinas (they are a "type", not a location)
. . . Maryland Crab Cakes - were originally left-overs
. . . Philly Cheese Steaks - kinda just another English sandwich
. . . Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple - actually German
. . . Chicago and New York style Pizza - takeoffs on Italian food
. . . Wisconsin Bratwurst - again, German
. . . Memphis Ribs - St Louis and Texas might argue, but still not American in origin
. . . Southern Fried Chicken - actually developed in Mediterranean
. . . Salmon from the Northwest - Canadian
. . . Cajun and Creole from New Orleans - really Canadian

...and yet they still serve chips with the fish at the UK pavilion even though the potato was first domesticated in Peru. Crazy! :rolleyes1

Planogirl
04-18-2010, 01:54 AM
All foods evolved over time from other regions. If you start breaking it down then practically nothing would be original. I think that style of cooking and flavorings define food and much was developed in the US and could be showcased.