Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics
Linux Systems
Linux Systems
Power Users
Power Users
Tabletop RPGs
Tabletop RPGs
Community Proposals
Community Proposals
tag:snake search within a tag
answers:0 unanswered questions
user:xxxx search by author id
score:0.5 posts with 0.5+ score
"snake oil" exact phrase
votes:4 posts with 4+ votes
created:<1w created < 1 week ago
post_type:xxxx type of post
Search help
Notifications
Mark all as read See all your notifications »
Q&A

Post History

75%
+4 −0
Q&A Why don't North American coastal restaurants cook seafood in more styles?

If you had visited a French restaurant in Boston, you would see French cooking techniques -- sautes, braises, and long-simmered soups. If you had visited a Cantonese restaurant, you would see Cant...

posted 3y ago by dsr‭

Answer
#1: Initial revision by user avatar dsr‭ · 2021-01-05T13:36:52Z (about 3 years ago)
If you had visited a French restaurant in Boston, you would see French cooking techniques -- sautes, braises, and long-simmered soups.

If you had visited a Cantonese restaurant, you would see Cantonese techniques and vegetables and spices.

You went to New England and they cooked New England-style food: steamed, fried, and boiled. The primary additional ingredients are those which were easy to get in New England: potatoes, corn, onions, beans, carrots, apples, salt and sugar (brought up from the Caribbean in the triangle trade: tobacco, sugar, slaves).

Ginger was an expensive import. Scallions don't keep as well as white and red onions. Soy beans weren't grown there -- even now, the USA's soy crop comes from more than a thousand miles away from where you were.

If you wanted different cooking techniques, all you had to do was go to a different restaurant -- Boston, Portland, St. Johns all have many cuisine options.