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American Cuisine

Quiz: test your knowledge of American food

  1. A popular sandwich filler, what is PB&J?
  2. Which city is famous for its deep-dish style of pizza?
  3. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton proclaimed that "no citizen of the United States should refrain from what on Thanksgiving Day"?
  4. Creole cuisine is a style of cooking originating in which state?
  5. Which campfire treat consists of toasted marshmallow and chocolate, sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker?
  6. What is the state nut of Alabama, California, and Texas?

  7. Which breakfast dish consists of two halves of an English muffin, bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce?
  8. What sort of chowder is associated with New England?
  9. What in North America is a wiener?
  10. What term is often used in the United States to refer to a dark-coloured wheat-and-rye sandwich bread with an airy texture, popularized by Jewish delis?
  11. Which pie is the official state food of Florida?
  12. What's the name given to hot dogs that are dipped in batter and fried?
  13. Instead of roast potatoes with your Thanksgiving dinner, what potatoes would you be likely to have?
  14. A cake or trifle decoration, what do Americans call hundreds and thousands?
  15. What is gumbo?
  16. What is macaroni and cheese known as in the United States?
  17. Cheetos are similar to which British brand of snack food?
  18. Deep fried chicken wings in the United States are often known by what name?
  19. Which chocolate-based dessert pie gets its name from its resemblance to the banks of a certain river?
  20. Which popular foodstuff is a porridge of coarsely ground grain, especially hominy?
  21. Which American Chinese dish containing a mix of meat and vegetables, has a name which literally means 'odds and ends'?
  22. What name is given to any stripped grilled meat in Tex-Mex cuisine?


  1. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  2. Chicago
  3. Turkey
  4. Louisiana
  5. S'more, or smore
  6. Pecan
  7. Eggs Benedict
  8. New England clam chowder
  9. A frankfurter or similar sausage hot dog
  10. Pumpernickel
  11. Key lime pie
  12. Corndog
  13. Sprinkles
  14. Mashed potatoes
  15. A stew
  16. Mac and cheese
  17. Wotsits
  18. Buffalo wings
  19. Mississippi mud pie
  20. Grits
  21. Chop suey
  22. Fajitas