[Sca-cooks] OOP - Weird American food?
sprucebranch at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 07:32:54 PDT 2008
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 7:09 AM, Nick Sasso <grizly at mindspring.com> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> And just to try to bring this hopelessly out of period discussion back
> around again (note the Subject line change), very often the descriptions we
> have of many early period cultures were made by a traveler that wrote in
> journal. The 'weirdnesses' are often the cultural bias of the observer and
> Christianna > > > > > >
> Americans will batter and fry ANYTHING!!
> Dill pickle slices . . . Oreo cookies . . . candy bars . . . corn on the
> . . . cream Style Corn fritters
> . . . PIZZA SLICES?!?!?!?!? . . . brownies . . . cheesecake
> Rhubarb pies (without strawberries)
> Anything on "Chinese" restaurant menues
> Hoppin' John
> BBQ pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw atop
> Fried Green Tomatoes
> Cheeseburger with a Krispy Kreme Donut as a bun!!
> frozen Dairy Treat (Dairy Queen)
> BBQ Spaghetti (see Memphis, TN)
> These came to mind quickly. Not saying they're nasty, just very American.
> pacem et laridum,
> niccolo difrancesco
I had a Vietnamese friend who was rescued from a boat, and she said that one
of the things the American soldiers gave her first, since she was a kid, and
was starving, was a cheeseburger.
She asked what the cheese was, and was told it was something made of sour
milk. She (starving) ate it, but kept expecting to get sick. She, of
As far as deep-frying, you know that in Great Britain (particularly
Scotland), they have an amazing array of deep-fried foods; including Mars
bars, Curly-whirlies, Pizza, Scotch eggs, ice cream, sausage, meat pies,
hamburgers (for that extra-healthy feeling), Twix bars, Snickers, and a
number of other already-prepared and -cooked foods. We Americans have
nothing on them.
> Ian of Oertha
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