Classic American Food
Andrew Parker - April 13, 2022

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Hot dogs, fried chicken, burgers, mashed potatoes, etc., are some of the favorite American classics. These meals have left such an impression on us through the years that it appears that everyone has a small love affair with them at some point. But, thanks to the influx of American grubs, it has gone from delicious to glorious in India.


Man eating cheeseburger, personal perspective view

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Fried chicken is delectable in and of itself. Combining fried chicken and waffles, on the other hand, is a whole different ballgame. Many years ago, an unknown genius decided to combine all of the best elements of a fried chicken supper with the best aspects of a waffle stack. This combination birthed the perfect sweet-savory breakfast staple. Their creation is still delighting tummies all over the world. Fried chicken, which originated in America, is the crispiest and most delicious item you’ll ever put on top of waffles. You can’t afford to miss out on this sinful delicacy!


A classic hot dog sandwiched between split buns and topped with a squiggle of ketchup and mustard is as American as it gets. John Geoghehner, a German butcher, invented the sausage in the late 1600s. In 1893, they were popular in Chicago. The classic hot dog is essentially a cooked sausage that is either grilled or steamed. Serve with condiments such as mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, onions, relish, cheese, and chili.
You eat the burger and realize that God cares about us and wants us to be happy. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want a juicy patty served in a fresh bun? This meal can be found in every American restaurant. It’s got gooey cheese, tomato, lettuce, and a spicy pickle sauce on it. Request medium-rare meat and customize your toppings to your liking, including caramelized onions, mustard, mayonnaise, and relish. Americans claim to be the first to make a hamburger sandwich out of two slices of bread and a ground beef steak. The burger can be modified to suit almost any diet. Yes, it’s that fun!