As Americans fire up the grill for fourth of July celebrations, we've decided to get in on the action by finding the best stateside foods to buy in the UK.
Head across the pond this weekend, figuratively of course, and whip up dishes and desserts that will satisfy your taste buds.
To provide some inspiration, we've created the ultimate guide to American-inspired cuisine, covering everything from recipes to cooking techniques and US products, from condiments to sweet treats.
Whether you're a fan of dirty burgers and classic hot dogs or are looking for vegetarian and vegan adaptations of classic dishes, there's something for everyone in this tasty round-up.
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First up is the sauce. Whether you're slathering it onto slabs of meat before they hit the grill or using as a dipping sauce for wings, the right condiment can take your food to the next level.
We used it in multiple ways; for chip dipping, a pizza base and even with a can of jackfruit.
For marinating, try the Bone Suckin’ sauce (Amazon, £9.99) that delivers a sweet, tangy and slightly smoky kick thanks to its tomato and vinegar base.
Liberally apply it when grilling pork, beef, chicken and even vegetables for a taste of South Carolina.
This Truff hotter black truffle hot sauce (Hot Headz, £18.50) will also help spice up your cooking but won't overwhelm your senses.
The heat comes from jalapenos and red chilli peppers but is combined with the notes of black truffle and just a touch of agave nectar to sweeten the deal.
We loved a glug of it on creamy mac and cheese but it’s also excellent on avocado toast, in soups and with barbecued steak.
When it comes to the main meal, barbecue is a staple style of cooking for Americans, with 63 per cent of American grill-owners throwing a barbecue party on the fourth of July. Our IndyBest reviewers are well-versed in testing barbecues and accessories, so we've found the best kit to use this summer and beyond.
A gas barbecue is much quicker to get cooking on than a charcoal model, and means you won’t have to get your hands dirty or deal with the plumes of smoke either.
The cast-iron grate gave a really good sear to all of our tester’s food, and it incorporates a removable circular section, so you can accessorise with a pizza stone, griddle or even a wok, adding real versatility to the meals that you produce.
We never knew we needed this Apption labs Meater+ smart wireless meat thermometer (Meater, £99) until we tried it. It helps to ensure your meat is cooked to perfection without having to cut it in half to check.
Simply stick the probe into the thickest section of the meat and then sync it to your smartphone. Tell the app what type of meat you’re cooking, how you’d like it cooked (from rare to very well done), and as long as you’re within 50m, it will tell you when it’s ready to eat without the need to keep lifting the barbecue lid.
An alarm will alert you if there’s an expected surge in temperature thanks to misbehaving flames and it will even advise the best resting time, too.
Of course, you can’t flip burgers without a good pair of tongs. This Big Green Egg professional-grade BBQ tool set with wood handles (The BBQ Shop £32.50), has everything you need for a complete kit.
It comes with tongs, grill spatula and basting brush so you can serve up a well-cooked feast.
For that all-important seasoning, try this all American barbecue rub set (Borough Box, £20) which has five different BBQ rubs to choose from: pitmaster, South Carolina , ancho coffee, Louisiana cajun and chipotle charcoal.
Those ribs, brisket, burgers, pulled pork and steaks will never taste so good.
As much as we would love to barbecue American meat cuts, we'd suggest shopping locally for your next cookout from our guide to meat boxes from ethical farms. Delivered straight to your doorstep, these quality kits will support British farmers and environmentally friendly practices.
Try the Cotswold Beef taster box (Cotswold Beed, £75) which featured some of the most delicious looking steaks we’d seen in a while. Our reviewers put them straight onto the barbecue.
"They had a distinct flavour and using sauces would have felt like a betrayal of the quality of meat; even the fat had a gamey flavour to it," our tester said.
Many American culinary favourites can be found on the grill, from hot dogs and burgers to ribs and brisket. In our guide to the best barbecue recipe books, we delved into dishes ranging from huge hunks of meat to delicate canapes and flavoursome veggies.
Our favourite was Fire food: The ultimate BBQ cookbook by DJ BBQ (Amazon, £19.99) which takes a scientific approach to cooking over a flame with charcoal and wood barbecues. The photography is clear and instructional and the recipes are focused mainly around meat, though there are veg-focused dishes throughout.
According to our reviewer: "A stand-out dish is his Alabama white sauce chicken, which was recommended several times over, and we’ll be making his super-simple "dirty onions" (literally a whole unpeeled onion placed in the coals) forevermore.
"He does refined dishes pretty well too: scallops with pineapple and chorizo are delicate yet meaty and his Portuguese inspired beer clams are a bowl of briney, beery pleasure."
If you're vegetarian, try taking a page out of Fire smoke green: Vegetarian barbecue, smoking and grilling Recipes by Martin Nordin (Abe Books, £10.89) for inspiration for your next barbecue.
The chef covers how to cook with different woods, coals and grill equipment and our reviewer found the recipes to be varied and thrilling. Mouth-watering examples include pizza with blue potatoes and sprouts and truffle and smoky beetroot and mushroom stew.
Nobody does sugar quite like America, from s'mores to candyfloss, they'll satisfy a sweet tooth like no other.
S'mores are traditionally made by roasting marshmallows over a fire and sandwiching them between two biscuits with a generous helping of melted chocolate.
If you don't have a fire, you can still make your own with this marshmallow s'mores gift set (Naked Marshmellow, £24).
The kit comes with everything your need to master the classic American treat including; eight handmade gourmet marshmallows, eight Graham crackers, three Hershey’s chocolate bars (creamy milk chocolate, cookies n’ cream & cookies n’ chocolate), a non-toxic gel burner and a set of eight bamboo skewers.
Oreo lovers should stock up on these Oreo ice cream sandwiches (Tesco, £2.50) for an after-dinner snack too.
They're vegan and a giant version of the signature snack.
For pancakes, waffles, sundaes and french toast, a large drizzle of maple syrup is a must-have.
Try the Kirkland signature Canadian maple syrup (Amazon, £13.20). It's free from preservatives with no added sugar and the one litre bottle will last you a long while.