There’s a wide variety of cuisine on offer in america. Ranging from world-renowned specialties to rare, local flavours, these dishes provide a fantastic glimpse into the culinary culture of the country

Key lime pie

Iflife gives you limes, don't make limeade, make a Key lime pie. The official state pie of Florida, this sassy tart has made herself a worldwide reputation,which started in -- where else? -- the Florida Keys, from whence come the tinylimes that gave the pie its name.

AuntSally, a cook for Florida's first self-made millionaire, ship salvager WilliamCurry, gets the credit for making the first Key lime pie in the late 1800s. Butyou might also thank Florida sponge fisherman for likely originating theconcoction of key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, and egg yolks, whichcould be "cooked" (by a thickening chemical reaction of theingredients) at sea.

Pot roast

Thechildhood Sunday family dinner of baby boomers everywhere, pot roast claims asentimental favorite place in the top 10 of American comfort foods. There's awhole generation that would be lost without it.

Beefbrisket, bottom or top round, or chuck set in a deep roasting pan withpotatoes, carrots, onions, and whatever else your mom threw in to be infusedwith the meat's simmering juices, the pot roast could be anointed with red wineor even beer, then covered and cooked on the stovetop or in the oven.

Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Hundreds of fanslove Giada De Laurentiis' tomatoey take on pesto, and we can't argue. Turnsun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and grated Parmesan into an easy anddelicious sauce for penne — and let your food processor do most of the work.

Gower Salt Marsh Lamb

As the world moves towardssustainable farming, the diet of livestock is becoming increasingly important.The best diet reduces environmental impact and ensures unique america,lambs feed on grasses and herbs like the samphire, sorrel, sea lavender andthrift of the Llanrhidian Marsh. This special diet imparts a unique flavour tothe lamb, which is prized the world over by famous restaurants and chefs. Trysome for yourself and celebrate flavours you’ve never experienced before.