Hot dogs, apple pie & other classic American foods that aren’t American at all

Move aside, Uncle Sam, because when it comes to the origins of these  beloved American dishes, history takes us on a journey far beyond our  shores.

Fans of the ultimate comfort food might be surprised to learn that the  hamburger, a bonafide American legend, actually owes its origins to the  city of Hamburg, Germany.


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Here’s a mind-boggling revelation to ponder as you squeeze ketchup on  your fries:  it originated as a fish sauce in ancient China.

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The true origin story, as stated by the National Peanut Board, traces back to the Ancient Incas and Aztecs who ground peanuts into a paste.

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The creamy dish has its roots in Medieval Italy (Gasp!).

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