American Icons

American Icons

Burgers. Barbecue. Fried chicken. Mac 'n cheese. Apple pie.

These five foods have the power to evoke memories, emotions and opinions. They are quintessentially American and, like Americans, represent a multiplicity of interpretations and regional twists, from the sublimely simple to the haute.

Participants in a survey by the James Beard Foundation deemed these five foods American icons, and we aren't prepared to argue. Aside from their American roots, the

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