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10 American icons and their restaurants

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Sausages have been mentioned since the Roman era, despite the fact that Germans and Austrians disagree over who invented the hot dog. The first consumers of German "dachshund" sausages were Americans.

Hot dogs

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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.

Apple pie

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Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing the delicious pasta and cheese dish to American cuisine, even though it predates the founding of America by several hundred years.

Cheese macaroni

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For Baquo, these blues are gestures toward cultural reclamation.

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The classic corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut sandwich, made with Jewish, German, and Irish ingredients, is a symbol of 20th-century American cuisine.

Reuben sandwich

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For Baquo, these blues are gestures toward cultural reclamation.

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Chocolate chip cookies have an undisputedly American history. In 1938, Massachusetts' famous Toll House Inn owner Ruth Graves Wakefield made the first batch.

Chip cookies

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For Baquo, these blues are gestures toward cultural reclamation.

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Teressa Bellissimo invented the Buffalo wing to use up an accidental shipment of chicken wings, or she made it as a late-night snack for her son and his drinking buddies.

Buffalo wings are a dish.

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For Baquo, these blues are gestures toward cultural reclamation.

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German immigrants combined their famous "Hamburg steak" with two slices of bread to create the modern burger in New York.

Hamburger

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For Baquo, these blues are gestures toward cultural reclamation.

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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.

Bread and gravy

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