US & Canada
The rest of the globe might picture cheeseburgers and fries when they think of North American cuisine, but its top dishes show off just how big of a melting pot the continent is. Its culinary traditions wouldn’t exist without global cultural contributions. For example, Southern staples like pulled pork and shrimp and grits speak to African and Creole influence, while the humble bagel has roots in the Jewish communities of Poland. Canadian cuisine has unmistakably French touches, right down to its national dish: cheesy, drenched-in-gravy poutine.