Anonymous asked :
"..burgers, hotdogs, bagels, cheesecakes and brownies. And technically, we don’t consider it as “cuisine” at all. Here “cuisine” implies talent.." *Rolls eyes*. I think the confusion lies within the fact that there is no ALL American Cuisine. I suppose for foreigners who are less familiar with the geography of the U.S. will try to clump it all together and come up with the foods you mentioned above. But American cusine comes in different forms: from New England to Southern to Cajun to Hawaiian!
My point was to show what French know about “American” food, whether it’s a cliché or not.
It’s actually the same than tourists’ idea of what French food is. Most of the time, they only know what Parisian food is. Baguette, brie, macaroons are Parisian food, not utter French food.
Most of foreign cuisines are adapted to the country’s spirit and it’s worth for any country, not just France. French restaurants abroad are just a joke, just like any kind of world food restaurants in another country. It’s really rare to find a restaurant serving the real food the natives actually eat. And this has nothing to do with France, this is business. You adapt what you sell to your customers’ habits and desires. French expect an American restaurant to recreate the atmosphere of a 50’s restaurant, to eat burgers and hotdogs. Just like a French restaurant in the US would recreate a Parisian chic atmosphere.