People want to say America's never lost anything, presumably ignoring the Vietnam "conflict" and the drug wars, though we only lost that one because the TI-85 batteries died. For a chef looking to showcase cooking arts that Americans have definitely lost over time, hit up Plenty
Plenty's a decidedly old-school eatery rocking shelves of antique cast iron cookery, a communal table hewn from the beams of an old barn, and gloriously retro mid-century open refrigerators lovingly restored and now stocking charcuteries and deli meats that've been prepped as a nod to disappearing culinary arts like sausage and cheese making and smoking fish, which the Sturgeon General does not recommend. Fresh-made items packed for takeaway include a wealth of deli options like tasso ham prepped with herbes de Provence and cayenne- or mesquite-smoked brisket; take-and-bake entrees like a coq au vin in mushrooms and red wine or a pulled pork shoulder in an oregano-fueled sauce; and hearty sides like the upscaled Mac 'n Mornay, but not Mac 'n Morey, the failed Punch Out spinoff where Soda Popinski's replaced by like 30 eels. At launch, served-on-site goodies include a pasture-raised rotisserie chicken, soups like vegan white bean & escarole, and sandwiches including tasso ham/ Gruyere paninis plus one packed full of chicken, celery, and a Tennessee whiskey reduction called Whiskey Chicken, which's all you have to say to Marty McFly to get him to take that shot of Jack
Once the launch rush is done and they hit their groove, Plenty'll be hosting some after-hours communal dinners served family style, where you can showcase one culinary skill Americans haven't lost over the years: the ability to get super-fat.