Land of the free, home of the brave etc…but us, chefs, also know America as home of some of the boldest, tastiest, meatiest food on earth.
That’s why good, honest Americana has been an exciting feature on menus for the last few years. Hungry diners love a plateful of pulled beef sliders or some smoky sticky ribs.
Surprisingly, traditional American food is based on simplicity; doing one thing well.
Grind the beef, add some vintage cheese, finish with a smoky sauce, and pair with some traditional American sides. Then you’re done. No gimmicky, towering monstrosities with 12 layers that you can’t get your mouth around.
But dig deeper and you’ll find a whole mess of authentic, traditional, simple techniques and flavours.
Do them well, make them your own, keep your hungry diners full and happy and they’ll be beating down your door for more.