[[Image:Motherhood and apple pie.jpg|thumb|[[Apple pie]] is one of a number of American cultural icons.]]
[[Image:Sirloin steak.JPG|thumb|A [[sirloin steak]] dinner, served with [[sautéing|sauteed]] [[onion]], [[french fries]], [[broccoli]], [[carrot]]s, and [[snow pea]]s, [[garnish (food)|garnished]] with [[chive]]s.]]
[[File:BBQ Food.jpg|thumb|Chicken, pork and corn cooking in a [[barbecue]] [[smoking (cooking)|smoker]].]]
[[File:New York-Style Pizza.png|thumb|[[New York-style pizza]].]]
[[Image:Pizzeria Uno Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.jpg|thumb|[[Chicago-style pizza|Chicago-style deep-dish pizza]] from the original [[Pizzeria Uno]] location.]]
The cuisine of the United States refers to food preparation originating from the [[United States|United States of America]]. [[European colonization of the Americas]] yielded the introduction of a number of ingredients and cooking styles to the latter. The various styles continued expanding well into the 19th and 20th centuries, proportional to the influx of immigrants from many foreign nations; such influx developed a rich diversity in food preparation throughout the country.