Americanize Me

In this Newsy original series, we travel the country — from the border towns of Texas to Dearborn, Michigan — to uncover the deliciously rich stories behind the foods we love.

Since The First Thanksgiving, American Food Has Been Immigrant Food

Since The First Thanksgiving, American Food Has Been Immigrant Food

By Noor Tagouri | November 17, 2016

In this episode of "Americanize Me," we head to Plymouth to learn the immigrant history of the Thanksgiving dinner.

This Family Built A Cashew Chicken Empire In Southwest Missouri

This Family Built A Cashew Chicken Empire In Southwest Missouri

By Kate Grumke | November 3, 2016

The Leong family wanted to appeal to Missouri tastes, so they combined fried chicken and Chinese food.

Americans Have Italian Food All Wrong

Americans Have Italian Food All Wrong

By Noor Tagouri | October 27, 2016

Italian food has become a huge part of American culture, but our visit to this NYC restaurant shows we've had it wrong all this time.

Drag It Through The Garden: The Chicago Hot Dog's Immigrant History

Drag It Through The Garden: The Chicago Hot Dog's Immigrant History

By Christian Bryant, Ben Schamisso | October 20, 2016

In this episode of "Americanize Me," we're in the Windy City to learn more about the immigrant history behind the Chicago-style hot dog.

How A Syrian Man Used Food To Connect To His New Home In Tennessee

How A Syrian Man Used Food To Connect To His New Home In Tennessee

By Noor Tagouri | October 13, 2016

We're getting a taste of the melting pot and exploring the stories behind our multicultural food in the Newsy original series "Americanize Me."

How Middle Eastern Bakeries Found A Place In America's Rust Belt

How Middle Eastern Bakeries Found A Place In America's Rust Belt

By Noor Tagouri | October 6, 2016

We're getting a taste of the melting pot and exploring the stories behind our multicultural food in the Newsy original series Americanize Me.

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