These top-rated recipes are true American classics, from fried chicken to mac and cheese. Po'boys from New Orleans. Deep dish pizza from Chicago. Ribs from Kansas City. And no list of classic American recipes would be complete without the desserts: apple pie, chocolate chip cookies and ice cream sodas.
Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky high. Peanut butter and bacon make them southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a northern version. —Susan Mahaney, New Hartford, New York