The most distinctive impacts originate from English, Scottish, Irish, German, French, Native American, and African American foods. Tidewater, Appalachian, Cajun, Creole, Lowcountry, and Floribbean are examples of types Southern cuisine. In current history, components of Southern cuisine have actually spread out north, having a result on the advancement of various other kinds of American food.
Lots of items such as squash, tomatoes, corn (and its derivatives, consisting of grits), and also the practice of deep pit grilling were acquired from the southeastern American Indian people such as the Caddo, Choctaw, and Seminole. A lot of foods associated with sweets, flour, milk, eggs (many sort of cooking or milk products such as cheeses and breads) are a lot more connected with Europe.
Many Cajun recipes or Creole food is based on France, and on Spain to a lesser extent. Floribbean is much more Spanish-based with evident Caribbean affects, while Tex-Mex has significant Mexican and Native American impacts.