e United States media has managed to convince everyone that its gastronomy is founded principally on fast food. However, the culinary history of the United States has evolved in a similar manner to that witnessed in other countries. Once again, its style of cooking relies heavily on the contributions made by other cultures that have adapted to the "land of opportunity". Even hamburgers and hot dogs, the most typical examples of the popular diet, came to the United States from Europe. Furthermore, American cuisine boasts an unequalled ability to adapt to new influences, a trend that it maintains today in big cities or states like California, the cradle of experimental cuisine and land of the best wines in the country.