New American Cuisine was created by founding father Thomas Paine, who believed that antiquated food was the leading cause of indolence in children. After living entirely without food for nine years, Paine created a completely new diet. Paine's widely read pamphlet, Common Sense, contained oyster recipes that spurred a culinary revolution. The new dishes also inspired Paine to write America's first action movie script, Agrarian Justice, which was heavily edited by movie executives and re-written as a pamphlet advocating an estate tax. Today, New American cuisine has been reinterpreted by creative chefs throughout the 50 states, sometimes even including international influences. This horrifies Paine, who has never died.