Fast, junk, processed -- when it comes to food, the United States is best known for the stuff that's described by words better suited to greasy, grinding industrial output.
But Americans have an impressive appetite for good stuff, too.
To celebrate its endless culinary creativity, we’re throwing our list of 50 delicious American foods at you.
We know you’re going to want to throw back. Ground rules: acknowledge that even trying to define American food is tough; further acknowledge that picking favorite American items inevitably means leaving out or accidentally overlooking some much-loved regional specialties.