"American Food" just like "American People", sometimes be considered to be a variety or combination of foods from other countries modified to suit the palate of the general public in North America. The various styles of food continued expanding well in to the 19th and 20th centuries, proportional to the influx of immigrants from many foreign nations; such influx developed a rich diversity in food preparation throughout the country. The recipes can and do vary between the different regions of the United States and in some cases can vary within a particular state such as Texas where "Mexican Style" or "Tex Mex" can be quite different in Houston when compared to Dallas / Fort Worth. To some degree, American Food is a style of food preparation originating in the New World. European colonization of the Americas yielded the introduction of a number of ingredients and cooking styles to the latter.