cinnamon roll cake with icing on top

Last time we looked at a couple of incredible American dishes. This time we’re going to continue with two more of our twists on the best to come out of the USA and tell you guys exactly what our community thought of them…turns out we’re not always right!

This time let’s start with the savoury sensation that is mac ’n’ cheese balls. Yes, mac ’n’ cheese, surrounding melt-in-the-mouth short ribs then deep fried. We know…not everything in America is deep fried or unhealthy, and in fact many restaurants and households are now challenging that preconception…but sometimes you’ve just got to indulge in stuff like this and so it’s worth it!

This one kind of split people down the middle. There were a lot of mouths watering, but at the same time a lot of people were saying that it was most definitely not American. We always try to put our twist on dishes and sometimes we can really change things up! We really do associate mac ’n’ cheese and the most amazing short ribs with the US, but perhaps not all wrapped into a ball and covered in breadcrumbs! We can testify to them tasting great, but definitely a once-in-a-while thing. What do you reckon?

We couldn’t write a couple of posts on the USA without mentioning the ultimate sweet treat; cinnamon buns. We naturally associated it with America. It seems pretty popular over there and people certainly have strong opinions…we made the unforgivable mistake of cutting our rolls instead of tearing, and in hindsight why wouldn’t we jump right in and tear into that amazing bread?

Of course, having associated it so strongly with the US, our community promptly told us that it originated in Scandinavia! Apparently the Swedish version even has a national day dedicated to it!

So there you have it; some of the best conversation we have around food is hearing other people’s expertise and opinions. One of the best ways to become a better cook is to listen to other people talk about their own experiences and learn from it. Food really is the only truly universal language!

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