Macaroni and cheese is a classic American favorite featuring American cheddar cheese. Macaroni and cheese, sometime refereed to as “mac and cheese” or “macaroni pie” is most strongly associated with with American cuisine in particular in the south as a southern living comfort food.
Thomas Jefferson discovered macaroni in Paris and Italy and imported a machine to make it and according to some source make a machine to produce macaroni. In 1802 he served a “macaroni pie” at a state dinner. Later in 1942 a dish called “macaroni and cheese” appeared in the 1824 cookbook, “The Virginia Housewife”.
Kraft Dinner or “KD” was created in 1937 and is incredibly popular in Canada where it is the #1 best selling packaged food product in grocery stores there.
However, boxed macaroni and cheese cannot compare to the taste of home made versions. There are many gourmet versions and variations that can be prepared by home chefs and it is well worth the minimal amount of effort to make your own.
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