Ms. Adventures in Italy, patron saint of Italiaphile foodies everywhere, recently wrote a comprehensive ebook of 101 American Foods to Try for her Italian friends. You can read it online (don’t worry, it’s in English) or download it at her blog post about it. I recently used this list as inspiration for my own list of foods that I must eat when I’m back in the States for a month soon. So, without further ado, feast your eyes and wear your eatin’ pants – here’s what I hope to have over the course of my trip.

I’ll be breaking mine down by meal times (although many of these meals will be the only thing I eat all day due to the insanity that is American portions): 


1. An IHOP breakfast that, if I remember correctly, includes chicken fried steak, eggs and pancakes.

2. Jersey diner breakfast.

3. Cheerios.

4. Ess-A-Bagel with whitefish salad. There are many other bagel/topping combinations, but this one is the most important.

5. A fried egg sandwich made by my mother. No one makes them like her.

6. Rye toast with butter.


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