[Sca-cooks] Weird American food?
Huette von Ahrens
ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 17 23:33:09 PDT 2008
Interesting. The last time I was in Melbourne [Mid December 1974 through February 1975], my hosts served pumpkin pie for dessert on Christmas Day. I don't think they did it just for me and not one person asked what it was, not even the children. They also served pavlova and plum pudding. If I remember correctly, all the desserts were fully eaten by the end of the meal. I also remember being very surprised when the meat dishes were served. I was expecting goose and roast beef. What they served was turkey and roast beef. I was told that goose was very expensive and that turkey was less expensive and very popular.
--- On Thu, 7/17/08, Margaret Rendell <m_rendell at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> From: Margaret Rendell <m_rendell at optusnet.com.au>
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Weird American food?
> To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 5:33 PM
> Kathleen A Roberts wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:58:32 -0500
> > Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
> >> How about you Aussies out there? What do you
> consider weird American
> >> food? I'm still not sure I want to even try
> sliced beet root on my
> >> hamburgers, but apparently that is more common
> down there.
> > ah, you saw that in gourmet as well! i think the
> fried egg hit me as
> > oddest on that burger. but then i am a pork product
> with your eggs
> > kinda gal. carne adobada anyone?
> The advantage of the Australian hamburger is that a
> vegetarian can get a decent feed at the local fish and chip
> shop - a
> hamburger with the lot, minus bacon and beefburger. You get
> a fried egg,
> fried onions, sometimes cheese but not usually, fried
> beetroot, raw tomato, lettuce, and tomato sauce. Yum!
> Two things this Australian finds weird about US food
> discussed, so they come to mind):
> -pumpkin pie: I've had it, and it was yummy, but
> it's one of those sweet
> vegetable things like chocolate and beetroot cake, that you
> don't see
> how it ever occurred to anyone to try. Here pumpkin is
> pretty much only
> a vegetable, for soup, pasta filling, or baked with a lamb
> roast. The
> only sweet exception is the Queensland specialty, pumpkin
> -dill pickles: I'm constantly amazed by US people
> talking about these
> being popular at fighting events and on dayboards. I took
> some to a
> lunchtime tournament once - I think two and a half pieces
> got eaten (two
> people who liked them, one willing to try but spat the
> second bite out).
> Melbourne, Australia/Krae Glas, Lochac
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