For me, I feel that every ethnic group that has immigrated to America
has changed the way that they cook dishes that they would make “back in the old country”.
There’s America-Italian, American-Chinese, American-Thai and so on.
Even if you go to different parts of The United States, the same dish will be different.
I still struggle to convince my American-Italian husband that there is a ginormous difference,
but he still holds on to his Spaghetti with Meatballs on top as being a true Italian dish.
Both my Mother and Sister go to Italy often
and both commented that my husband would not like the food there.
It’s just different, and if everything were the same,
the world would be a very boring place.