[Sca-cooks] Peanut butter and???

lilinah@earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 9 08:43:33 PDT 2006

When my daughter was about three, i used to feed her...

...peanut butter, lettuce, Bac-Os, tomato, pickle relish, on whole wheat.

I don't recall how i came up with this, but i have to confess, once 
again, that it was probably inspired by my familiarity with 
non-American food. I'm sure she would repudiate it completely now 
that she's 25 :-)

While peanut butter is for sweets in the US (and spread with jam on 
bread it's sweet), in Africa and South East Asia it is for savories - 
in Indonesia, in sauce for satay (grilled meat on a skewer), mixed 
with ground hot red chilis as a sauce for fruit; in Thailand in Pra 
Ram (meat in coconut-peanut sauce over kangkung (substituted by 
spinach in the US)) and in Gaeng Masaman (beef or chicken (and often 
potatoes) in peanut sauce); in parts of Africa in hot spicy soups and 

So, again, i think of peanut butter, as i think of cinnamon, as being 
for savories rather than sweets.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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