British, Swedish, and Dutch immigrants brought apple pie to the U.S., where it was a staple of colonial diets for more than a century due to its low cost. Apple pie became an American icon during World War II.
British biscuits and early American sawmill gravy were cheap, filling breakfast options. The food-strapped colonies ate biscuits and gravy during the Revolutionary War, creating an American favorite.
The British invented the biscuit, and sawmill gravy was a cheap, filling breakfast in early America. Biscuits and gravy became an American favorite when food-starved colonies ate them during the Revolutionary War.