This section is a listings directory by cuisine type of recipes for vegans which will introduce you to new and exciting cuisines to spice up your meal times.
North American Vegan Recipes >
See below our index of North American recipes that are suitable for vegans, and more information on North American food below:
Background on North American Food
North America includes both the USA and Canada. Its cuisine was initially heavily influenced by European colonisation but it has more recently taken on Mexican and Asian influencs. Americans have become very adept at assimilating food ideas from overseas then developing and reselling them back to the rest of the world as American foods. Examples of this are the hot dog, hamburger, certain types of pizza, doughnuts and Tex-Mex dishes.
Due to its large size, North America has established several distinctive regional variations. For example, New England covers the northeast of the USA and its cuisine was strongly influenced by the British and by seafood. One-pot cooking dishes became popular and the region brought us succotash, chowder, baked beans and doughnuts. The Midwest grows a lot of corn and sugar beets, and contributed Sugar Cream pie, Persimmon Pudding, Lefse bread, Wild rice, the fold-over pizza, and Jell-O. The American West has a greater history of outdoor cooking, yet it is home to many of the continent's largest fast food chains. Asian and Mexican influence is strongest here and fusion cookery is very popular. The Southern States diet was heavily influenced by Native Americans, Europeans, as well as more recently by African Americans. Some typical foods and dishes here are black eyed peas, pinto beans, cornbread, pecan pie, Tex-Mex, as well as Cajun and Creole cuisines.
North America is renowned as being one of the most vegan-friendly regions in the world, especially in the progressive state of California, New York and large university towns/areas. We hope to bring you more vegan North American recipes soon.
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