Living and food trend: American Küche(n)
Design is becoming increasingly important in the daily life – globalization brings forward ideas around the world doing and it so happens that American kitchens in Europe are increasingly chosen open, inviting design. Not only the kitchen plays thereby a role, but also what is stored in it: the culinary side of America has more in our culture. What that entails and comes as the trend in their own home.
Open kitchens with kitchen block in the Middle, which provides additional work surface and storage space – this is the trend that is known here as “American cuisine”.
Housing trend: What makes the American cuisine
Impression of clichés, the Americans would not cook – but it is not quite right. Although take-aways likes to come during the week to use, comfortable end to make the stressful everyday life, cooking as a leisure activity is particularly celebrated.
This is space – then on the weekend and that is also the main feature of the trend of “American cuisine”. The kitchen is open and spacious, separated only by a “counter” from the dining or living room. Ideally, it is also bright and generously lit. In contrast to most German kitchens, the hob in American kitchens is rather less widely used. Instead, the gas stove, which is much faster to control cooking is popular.
The refrigerator is larger than ours. Typical large, Doored refrigerators with a part are freezer refrigerator and a part. What this not should be ignored, is the energy efficiency class: A refrigerator is connected to the power grid finally 24/7 and must keep the temperature permanently. It’s useful to know how much the expected current costs for the device are previously on independent comparison portals such as haushaltsgeratetest.de. Large fridge has integrated often also a water and ice dispenser. Because the water in the United States has a different quality than that in Europe, it is quite reasonable to use the filter device in – in this country on the other hand, is often not necessary.
The kitchen in turn, the heart is often a kitchen island. Often also the stove is installed on this as well as some lower cabinets with storage space. Also in European kitchens, kitchen islands are more often because they make possible common cooking in small kitchens and are a nice change, with much extra space for kitchen appliances and crockery.
The kitchen as the center of the House with kitchen island, to which the whole family can gather as well as presses a large fridge, in which everything in abundance can be present from a part of the American way of life: generosity, openness and sense of family are reading here of the kitchen design. At the counter, which forms the conclusion to the next living area, bar stools for quick breakfast or a snack can be often found.
Food trend: the culinary side of America to offer what has
Not only the American fast-food convenience chains such as Burger King, McDonald’s and KFC is over there spilled across the big pond to us. In addition to all kinds of products in the snack and convenience area, which is to buy it in retail, more and more “real” food coming to Europe. Pancakes breakfast variant now probably knows everyone, as well as French toast. Mac n’ cheese than classic meals for children, there are also now in this country and has become a classic in the comfort-food sector. But also fit recipes, such as numerous super food, Chia seeds and Goji berries, have their origin in the United States. The classic cheesecake is now happy to replaced by the New York Cheesecake and all its variations and Cupcakes and cake POPs are also no foreign words. Also the culinary networking more and more through online blogs and social media: and as the cliches say sweet and Kalorienhaltiges there are especially like in the United States.
Recipes for home
The food trend of American cuisine in your home comes with the following recipes for the classic New York Cheesecake and classic Mac n’ cheese:
Recipe for New York cheesecake:
150 g whole wheat biscuits
50 g butter
800 g double cream cheese
200 g sour cream
150 g sugar
1 packet of vanilla sugar
40 g Cornflour
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C, grease a 26 cm springform pan. Crumble the crackers in a freezer bag, which goes particularly well with a meat tenderizer. Melt the butter and with the crumbs mix – then flat in the form of press to form the floor. Bake in the oven on the middle track for ten minutes.
In the meantime the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla together give and stir smooth. Add the eggs individually and while stirring, until a homogeneous mass is formed. Then just take the strength.
The measures on the baked cake bottom and smooth paint. In the oven about an hour baking – then directly with a large, can detach from the edge flat knife to avoid a rift, then cool down.
Taste hard and rich in content, can be completed but perfectly with fruit purees. But of course there’s not only sweet things in the United States – that’s why there a second recipe, as Sunday night comfort food.
Classic Mac n’ cheese
2 cups full of small pasta
2, 5 cups of milk
1 cup grated cheddar (also Gouda or Edam flaps)
1 tsp salt
1 pinch of nutmeg
Boil in a pot of milk and noodles, then for 20-25 minutes on low heat gently simmer, so that the milk does not burn. Then remove from the hob, cheese and salt, stir and season gently. If it’s not creamy enough, milk can be added to further. Optional: type in a baking dish, grate additional cheese over it and bake at 220 ° C in an oven until it is golden brown and crispy.
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