10 Classic American Dishes to Celebrate the Fourth of July
There's hardly a holiday more patriotic than the Fourth of July. As the sun sets, the burgers grill, and the red, white, and blue streamers fly, it's hard not to think back to that fateful night almost 240 years ago when the USA was born. Or, if you're not feeling quite so sentimental, you'll at least be excited by the sky-sweeping fireworks, juicy watermelon, and good company.
However you celebrate the Fourth, there's no holiday more appropriate for enjoying your favorite classic American dishes. Taken together, these 10 regional and country-wide recipes showcase the quintessential dishes that define American home-cooking.
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In her book, Eating on the Wild Side, author Jo Robinson compared the health benefits of fruits and vegetables found in the average grocery store. Eat it raw or cook very briefly to retain the nutrients. At 26¢ per cup, this vegetable has six times the antioxidants of green cabbage. You can refrigerate it for a week or more without losing nutrients. …
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