Red White and Blue American Foods That You Thought Were Foreign
German Chocolate Cake was actually invented by a Dallas, TX housewife named Mrs. Clay. She used Samuel German's dark chocolate that he created in New York City in 1852. Get recipe.
Although the fortune cookie's inventor is under some dispute, it is known that the cookie recipe itself is based on a Japanese cracker called senbei. The fortune cookie was popularized in the early 20th century in California, but as Jennifer Lee noted in her New York Times article, "[T]here is one place where fortune cookies are conspicuously absent: China." Get Recipe.
There are no less than three people considered to have invented pasta primavera. The trio, Ms. Maccioni, Mr. Giobi, and Jean Vergnes, were all connected in some way to the owner of Le Cirque, Sirio Maccioni. In any case, the dish was introduced in the 70s in New York and has been a favorite among pasta lovers ever since.
People from Georgia would be outraged if someone else tried to take credit for this masterpiece. Get recipe.
In 1922, Walgreens employee Ivar "Pop" Coulson made a milkshake by adding two scoops of vanilla ice cream to the standard malted milk drink recipe and the rest is history. Get recipe.