After reading American cuisine, I was shocked at what the author was speaking about. When they said that national cuisine is contradictory which I have always heard about national cuisines so it shocked me. When they spoke about how food doesn’t come from a country it comes from a place… just because of borders and that makes them regional cuisine. Another thing that I found interesting was the way of eating can be lower than others then there becomes a hierarchy. Overall I learned a lot and this weeks reading was very interesting.