American Cuisine – A Docsconz Video

Given that the theme of this year's Starchefs International Chefs Congress was "What is American Cuisine," I took it upon myself to ask a few of the participants that same question. The following video is a compilation of their responses. While the answers may not settle the question, I think that the video does shed some light from some of the best minds of the food world. My own view can be found here.

American Cuisine from John Sconzo on Vimeo.


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One Response to American Cuisine – A Docsconz Video

  1. AJ says:

    To me, American cuisine is about constant conflict.
    The need to reconcile memories of your own childhood with the childhoods of others, adapting to the growing diversity of what can be grown locally and flown in from around the world, the desire to push things forward, to recapture the flavors of the past…it’s a supersized happy meal with a diet coke and spit roasted ossabaw pig with foraged mushrooms and bootleg whiskey. It’s what industry marketers tell us it is, it’s what our favorite chefs tell us it is. It’s what we tell ourselves it is.
    It’s a cuisine that constantly questions itself…and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
    More simply, American Cuisine is what we choose to eat today.

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