Monuments to the Might Have Been
Work-In-Progress, Glazed Ceramic
In my estimation, one of the most important American culinary inventions was the meatball. They are divine - they are delicious, regardless of cuisine, type of meat or fish, and they transform simple ingredients to something sublime.
Nuwa Makes People
Legend has it that dragon-goddess, Nuwa, decided to make humans. Unfortunatly, the first batch wasn’t so good, they were too floppy and couldn’t stand up on their own. So she washed her little clay people away with some water, and started again. For the second batch, she used twigs and little bits of straw to firm up the people she made, so they could stand up and walk on their own.