American Cuisine is an oxymoron as none existed here. Your family either brought the recipes over when they immigrated to the US or your Mother opted for the CookBook du jour route. I was raised by Betty Crocker. Few of those recipes survived the Healthy Alternative craze American Food has gone through. My existing recipes reflect America's cultural mixing pot with a few hand-me down treasures from travels abroad. In all - our recipes and diet have all been reinvented and I think benefit from the rich culinary resources available like no other time in History.