The most patriotic holiday is right around the corner, and we've got you covered no matter how you choose to celebrate. Although typical Fourth of July fare is far from fancy—as it should be—we have a few ideas up our sleeve for making the best versions possible. Munch away on 16 of our American favorites from the mid-afternoon parade through evening fireworks.
This piece originally ran June 28, 2013. We're running an updated version in celebration of July 4th!
It's hard to capture "American" food in one recipe roundup. What does it mean to you?