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Get to know why apple pies are a symbol of American culture
Cakes are big on birthdays, cookies are best with milk, and a tub of ice cream can cure any bad day. However, it’s the “pie” that has made its way into our American food culture, becoming a symbol of home, tradition and America!
Pies are the ultimate home-baked treat; the smell of a freshly baked pie cooling on the windowsill is marked in the memory of many Americans. It’s become such a national symbol of our food heritage that a familiar phrase was made: “As American as apple pie.”
A pie is a baked dish made with a pastry dough casing, filled with many sweet or savory ingredients.When the pilgrims came to America they adapted their native pie traditions to their new homeland.
The Pilgrims brought apple seeds with them as well, and when they matured into flourishing fruit trees, apple pie quickly dominated the American table because the fruit was easy to dry and store in barrels during the winter.
Perhaps one of the contributors to making apple pies an “American” dessert is John Chapman, a man you probably know better as Johnny Appleseed. Born in Massachusetts in 1774,Chapman travelled through America planting apple orchards. Chapman’s beloved apples became “American” by association.
Whatever the symbolism and emotion associated with apple pie, the fruity pastry continues to have a special place in American history.
A good apple pie involves selecting the correct types of apples along with the right sweetness and mix of spices. But there’s another key ingredient that makes apple pie special to so many Americans. The love and the care that people put into it is what makes it really good.
By Ms Deboer.
What gives America a sense of National identity?
After all the analysis kids inTexas chose The Apple Pie as the most representative dish.They had some great discussions and lots to think about.
They learned that some of their national food are related to patriotic celebrations, where foods like hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs, and apple pies are very popular.
Students in Ms Deboer´s class have done research about the things that give them national identity
They read two books, Happy Birthday America and History Behind the Holidays. Both books talk about America’s Independence Day (4th of July). They tell us how most people celebrate this special holiday and the kind of food they eat. After reading these books, they realized that some of them do not celebrate The 4th of July the same way most Americans do because their families come from other countries and their food is different.They continued by researching two very traditional American dishes, “The Hamburger” and “The Apple Pie“. They learned that these two dishes were created in the U.S. but the idea was brought here by people who came to America from other countries.As a group they have decided to prepare apple pie as our national dish because they think is a great symbol of their country. That’s why they made the phrase: “As American as apple pie”
They also focus on these two questions:
What foods are important in our country and why?
What dishes gives us a sense of national identity?
The All American Burger
A soft, toasted bun… crisp, cool lettuce… sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes… and in the middle of it all, a juicy seasoned beef patty. Widely hailed as “America’s favorite food,” the history of the hamburger is filled with mythology.
Many folks have claimed they were the first to place a ground beef patty between two slices of white bread.Who wouldn’t want to be responsible for inventing such a beloved American treat? Sadly, we don’t know who the true burger originator is.
However, we do know a lot about how this classic sandwich became so popular in America, where billions are eaten each and every year.
Many people think that the hamburger was created in Hamburg, Germany. While the inspiration for the hamburger came from Hamburg, the sandwich concept was invented much later in the United States.
People in Hamburg used to chop beef and make steak patties to eat. Later, when German immigrants arrived in America they would prepare the steak patties as a family meal. Many years later people began to put the steak patties between two pieces of bread or buns and that’s when the American burger was born.
Today hamburgers can be found in nearly every part of the world. Over time the concept has evolved, and meat patties are decorated with an endless variety of creative, tasty toppings.
However, the hamburger continues to be an American classic and people enjoy eating it especially during patriotic holidays!
By Ms Deboer´s class
These kids share the food they eat on holidays and I love when they say:
“We think it’s very important to eat together as a family because we show our love and friendship. “
What do you think?