American food is often reffered to in restaurants as "continental." Common examples would include steak, hotdogs, and basic chicken and fish dishes.
American food refers to food preparation originating from the United States of America. The various styles continued expanding well into the 19th and 20th centuries, proportional to the influx of immigrants from many foreign nations; such influx developed a rich diversity in food preparation.
Contributions by Neale Monks, Tanner-Christopher, and Jengod.
It takes only about 5 minutes to boil a hot dog before it is ready to serve....