United States of Mmmerica: Cuisine of the South

Southern food is one of the highlights of American cuisine, with home style cooking at its core. From fried chicken to macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and collard greens, the southern United States is home to a variety of unique foods and flavors and some of the quintessential American meals. Many dishes have become associated with [...]

United States of Mmmerica: Cuisine of Chicago

Chicago, the largest city in the Midwest and third largest in the nation, is home to a large concentration of Poles, Italians, Germans and many other ethnic groups, who settled in the city because of its many opportunities and made the city what it is today. Polish immigrants are an especially large part of Chicago’s [...]

United States of Mmmerica: More Midwestern Cuisine

Midwestern cuisine has been influenced by immigrants from several parts of Europe, especially Britain, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe. The early British settlers paired their homeland specialties with the available foods of the region, resulting in mild-flavored meat-and-potatoes dishes, which have become a symbol that represents all-American cuisine. The later waves of immigrants came from Germany, [...]

United States of Mmmerica: Cuisine of the Midwest

The Midwest, considered America’s heartland, is home to many regional specialties and some of the most iconic foods of the United States. Though Midwestern food is not the fanciest cuisine, many of these dishes are symbols of Americana. From hot dish to Jell-O salad, these comfort foods are a product of a culture based on [...]

United States of Mmmerica: Cuisine of Pennsylvania

As was one of the earliest European settlements in the New World, Pennsylvania’s long history has allowed for the formation of many local traditions. Pennsylvania was founded on a vision of religious freedom, which has attracted immigrants from all over Europe. Today, religion continues to have great influence on the state, which has large communities [...]

United States of Mmmerica: Cuisine of New York City

New York City is the cultural capital of the United States, a world leader in entertainment and business, and home to some of the best food in the world. With nearby Ellis Island, the main point of entry for immigrants to the United States from 1892 to 1954, New York City became a multicultural city. [...]

United States of Mmmerica: Cuisine of New England

As one of the early English settlements in North America, the region known as New England has a long history of culture and cuisine. From the first pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, settlers in the New World began to adapt recipes from their homeland to the new ingredients found on the lands [...]

United States of Mmmerica: Regional cuisine across the nation

For our next series, MapsofWorld will be exploring the cuisine of the United States. We’ll be taking a peek into kitchens across the country in an attempt to define exactly what constitutes American cuisine. Food is at the heart (and stomach) of every culture, and as we take a closer look at the culinary specialties [...]

Learning Chinese language can be easier

Many people might meet with problems in studying a brand new language as second language, particularly for studying Chinese language, which is quite different from western languages.   The fact is that studying Chinese language can be much easier when you know the rules. The challenging part is to keep a long-term memory in what [...]