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American Food

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Jennifer Brewer

on 29 May 2014

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Transcript of American Food

Typical Meals
American Food
Eaten before school around 6 AM

Usually eaten individually

Many students do not eat breakfast.

Could include waffles, pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, cereal, fruit, yogurt, toast, Poptarts, or cinnamon rolls
Smallest of the meals

Eaten at school with friends in the lunch room (cafeteria)

Students can buy/pack lunch

Could include sandwiches, chips, cookies, milk, juice, water, fruit, or vegetables
The biggest meal of the day

Typically served hot

Most common meal to eat with family

Eaten around 5 to 8 PM

Could include chicken, beef, pork, seafood, pasta, salad, soup, fruits or vegetables
The Restaurant Experience
When you arrive at a restaurant, the waiter seats you at a table.

Some restaurants have reservations or call ahead seating.

You do not sit at tables with other families. Each family sits at a separate table.

Many restaurants have booths, tables, or a bar to sit at.
The waiter comes to check on you several times throughout your meal.

The waiter brings the bill to your table when you finish your food.

Free drink refills are brought to your table if the waiter sees that you don't have much left.
During the Meal
Some restaurants take your money while you are at the table, and some restaurants have you pay at a desk at the front.

A tip of 15 to 20 percent is left sitting on the table for the waiter to pick up when he/she cleans off the table.
At the End
Cultural Influences on Food
The Stereotype
Many other countries believe that most Americans are fat and that we only eat fast food.
However, this isn't true because Americans are starting to become very interested in health. There are 3 health clubs in Milford, Ohio.
Most fast food restaurants serve healthy options like salad or grilled chicken
Reasons for this Misconception
Fast food is good if you are in a hurry and don't have time to cook a meal because Americans have busy lives and work long hours.

There are many different fast food chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, and Subway.

Fast food is convenient and inexpensive.
Fast food restaurants have many fatty foods.

They also offer many healthy choices like juice, milk, fruit, salad, and baked potatoes.

Some American law makers are talking about forcing restaurants to list nutrition info on menus to promote healthy foods.
Food in America is influenced by many different cultures around the world.
Immigrants to the U.S. brought and shared their traditional foods.
There are many restaurants in America where people can eat all of the different types of food.
The foods usually change from their traditional forms to fit American tastes.
Native American
Major Types of Influencing Food
Fast Food and Stereotypes
Probably the most prevalent type of cultural food.
Usually includes rice, beans, tortillas.
Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas
Different types of mexican food tend to have the same ingredients in them with just different types of sauces or wrapped in another way.
Includes a lot of pasta.
Pizza was originally Italian but has changed a lot from the original.
Spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna
It has changed significantly.
Lots of noodles, fried foods, rice, and chicken.
Lo Mein, pot stickers, fried rice, egg rolls.
Where to Buy it
In the restaurant

At the drive thru

From food trucks

In the grocery store

Food courts
What is true about the stereotype?
Over 20 fast food restaurants in Milford, Ohio, which are very popular
Everyone I know eats it sometimes.
Many fast foods are unhealthy.
Pricing and Menus
Food available from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars or more depending on the restaurant

Wide variety of meals available.
Ethnic Influence
Tortilla Chips
Lo Mein
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Egg Rolls
Pot Stickers
Fried Rice
Curry (Indian)
Sushi (Japanese)
Tacos (Mexican)
Lo Mein (Chinese)
Pasta (Italian)
Greek Salad
Gyros (Greek)
Sushi (Japanese)
Bakalava (Greek)
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