Wednesday, September 24, 2014

United States of America - Breakfast

BM # 44 International ABC Cooking 
Cooking with Alphabets : U
Category : Breakfast 

United States of America
The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States, America, and sometimes the States. 

We have traveled a lot and are now nearly at the end of this marathon.Its the alphabet U today and I chose United States of America.

The United States of America (U.S.A.), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.), America, and sometimes the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. As a nation formed of immigrants from varied backgrounds, the food of the United States closely resembles the history of its people.

To define the cuisine of the United States, is a combination of its history, the ancestors of the people and their homelands, but despite the variegated roots, a distinctly American cuisine has been formed. The culture and cuisine of the United States, though influenced by so many other cultures, has become its own unique hodgepodge that is not found anywhere else in the world.This is one country where one can find ingredients from all countries. I was in awe when Mireille took me to Trader Joes and some more stores where I saw some rare veggies and ingredients.

Mainstream American cuisine is similar to that in other Western countries. Wheat is the primary cereal grain. Traditional American cuisine uses indigenous ingredients, such as turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, and maple syrup, which were consumed by Native Americans .

For a layman American food is Pizza, burgers, hot dogs, coke, but on my trip to this country I realized how diverse the cuisine was. Being a vegetarian it was difficult to relish different cuisines, but my cousins made sure that we could go around and try as much new stuff as possible.I was particularly loving all those cakes and pastries. It was fun being with Mireille and Usha and we relished Dosas in New York. Eating breakfast at a diner was very interesting and that inspired me to serve an American Breakfast .

The style of breakfast has carried over to the US though continental breakfast foods. A full breakfast in this country often consists of eggs, meat such as bacon, ham, sausage, scrapple, pork roll, spam, steak or country fried steak, and grits or fried potatoes such as hash browns or home fries. Accompanying the meal might be toasted white, wheat or rye bread, English muffins, bagels, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, fruit or fruit juice and beverages such as coffee or tea.

It is often referred to as a "country breakfast", "Sunday breakfast", or a "big breakfast". Well I could only do a vegetarian breakfast so here is the...

Vegetarian American Big Breakfast.
Orange juice
Fresh fruits
Pancakes with honey
Strawberry Yogurt

Eggless Pancakes
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tb sp sugar
1 tb sp oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tb sp baking powder
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar with a whisk.
Add milk along with oil.
Mix gently.
Set aside for 10 minutes.
Mix lightly.
Pour a ladle full of batter on a non stick griddle.
Cook on very slow flame , else adjust the flame by switching on or off the gas.
Flip over and cook.
Remove when it turns golden.
Serve with honey, fruits, cream.

While traveling Around the World in 30 Days this is the 5th Breakfast. I have displayed the breakfast of some more countries, check out if you have missed.....

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  1. That is a nice spread of breakfast. Yes, this country is very diverse and can see that diversity a lot in NYC. It was nice meeting you when you were here couple of years ago and looking forward to seeing you in few months.

  2. I have enjoyed your breakfast series. Beautifully presented with carefully chosen recipes. What a wonderful way to start the day.

  3. Hi Vaishali,
    You have prepared so many dishes altogether, what a lovely breakfast. Your family must be enjoying during BM series.

  4. Feel like inviting myself to your place, wat a spread and i cant take my eyes from that flag toast and fries, both are torturing me.. A dream breakfast for me..

  5. I am totally in love with this breakfast Vaishali..what a lovely spread you got there!..the way you have paired and set your dishes are amazing, such a wonderful job!

  6. Love the spread, Vaishali! My kids would be super happy if I offered this platter to them :)

  7. Wow Vaishali, your breakfast table looks absolutely amazing. So many delicious treats there and all of them are family favorites here. Your presentation is mind blowing (LOVE that american flag with apples & berries).

  8. i can survive on the breakfast platter for entire day if it is going to be this beautiful

  9. Enjoying your breakfast series. I didn't know that there were dishes named scrapple and spam.

  10. Wow Vaishali!You have out done yourself yet again!! Such a nice spread. Going to check out the other recipes in this breakfast spread...

  11. Wow have I told you "You rock" Hats off Vaishali!!

  12. wow love the table set up and perfect american breakfast table :) :) So delicious !!

  13. Recently I'm addicted to american style breakfast & the spread you displayed, I totally digging in to them virtually.

  14. Wow amazing spread of American breakfast. You have done it so well.