[Sca-cooks] Fruit and Meat, was Pennsic Camp Cooking

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Wed Aug 13 12:45:55 PDT 2008

euriol wrote:
>I really enjoyed this last paragraph, thank you.
>On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:00:13 -0700,  wrote:
> > As for those skeptics, if they eat ketchup on their burgers, they're
> > already eating their meat with fruit, i.e., tomatoes; a lot of sugar,
> > often in the form of HFCS; and "dessert spices", since ketchup may
> > contain allspice, cinnamon, and cloves! Sheesh! They're already
> > eating Medieval and didn't know it!
> >
>It reminds me of a conversation I had with someone in camp this year. "I
>really don't like meat with fruit... it's really not that prominent in
>modern American cuisine." My reply "What about Turkey & Cranberry Sauce?"
>*Light Bulb Moment* "Oh... I never looked at it that way".
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And how about ham with pineapple? That's been popular for decades, at 
least since the 1950s. Or for that matter sweet and sour pork or 
teriyaki burgers or chicken sandwiches that also have pineapple?

Pork chops and apple sauce?

Duck with cherry sauce? (Or in Chinese restaurants, plum sauce)?

And yes, tomatoes are a fruit, they get cooked with meat all the time.

I think a large part of the problem is that people in the U.S. are 
acculturated to assume fruit = sweet = dessert while meat = not sweet 
= not dessert.

Personally, I love meat dishes made with dried fruits or fresh fruits 
and lots of spices.


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