Food in the United States is a mix of all cultures, all styles – a little bit of everything. However, there are a few staples that any restaurant that specializes in American food would do well to have on its menu: a solid, satisfying burger, a perfectly cooked steak, a flavorful chicken dish and saucy pasta. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s interpretation of what’s American – and what is not. American chefs are innovators who rarely observe the traditional food taboos. Adventuresome chefs pair fruit with chicken or red meat, load a glass of sweet tea with bourbon or put cheese in a dessert dish, and come out with an outstanding new recipe. Maybe you’ve eaten a great dish at a restaurant or have a classic you’d like to share. Any recipe for great American fare can be posted in this category.