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Old June 22nd, 2006, 3:39 pm
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Re: Typical food and stereotypes

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I was just wondering what are the stereotypes of food for your country and what you really eat usually.
Well haggis and porridge have to be high on the list. Haggis is really nice especially served in the traditional way with neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatos).


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Old June 22nd, 2006, 4:22 pm
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I guess people think Americans practically live off french fries and hamburgers or more to the point fast food in general. America is really big and the food culture is extremely diverse:
-Southern Food
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-Every type of food from every continent.


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Old June 22nd, 2006, 9:20 pm
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I didn't say to support it. I only say that some food is like very typical in some countries and even if the elaboration methods are cruel, it is and will probably remain for some generation part of the gastronomic culture.
I didn't say you did support it.


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 12:35 am
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Re: Typical food and stereotypes

Fast food... not everyone where I'm at eats this stuff all the time!

We do eat other foods such as spaghetti, fish and cooked vegetables.


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 1:57 am
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'I'm american, and I hate fast food. everyone else here likes it, but I hate it. Especially after I saw Supersize me. Have any of you seen that? It's embaressing.. Truly embaressing


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 2:57 am
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I was raised eating only fast food. I have never seen "Supersize Me" and don't plan on seeing it. I don't eat fast food all the time now, and I know that it is extremely unhealthy. I like Chinese food, Italian food (especially pizza), and a lot of fast foods. I despise anything spicy in the least and seafood. Pizza is my favorite, and lasagna is my second favorite.


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 4:26 pm
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The polemic about them is that (I think) to be authentic, they have to extract the frog legs while the frog is living. Which is considered animal cruelty. (and it is of course)
That is exact... Don't worry, I share your opinion about cruelty.

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Just like foie gras, which I believe calls for the goose to be stuffed with food until it's practically about to explode and then is cooked alive.
It's not cooked alive, but you're right for the rest.
It's as cruel as they do with the crab (when you buy it, it's generally alive, and then, you'll have to let it somewhere, but not in water, until you want to eat it, and then , you'll put it in boiling water) or with snails (they put it in cool water so as to make their head going out of their shell because they like it, and at that moment in hot water to kill them...)

How cruel humans can be?!

By the way, I've eaten frogs and I don't think that's like chicken, but I've also heard that... So, I'm sorry, but if you wanna know how it's like, you should probably taste it yourself...

Thank you for answering to that thread, hope I'll get more answers about other countries!


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 7:52 pm
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Re: Your country's traditional foods

Where I'm from, foods that are considered traditional are: fried chicken, cornbread, fried okra, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, biscuits (very different from the English kind), turnip greens, milk gravy, fried green tomatoes, and collard greens.

On my mom's side, we have Cajuns (from Louisiana) in the family, so we also eat things like jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish pie, etc.

Deserts that are popular in the South (though, they didn't all orriginate here) are: Shoo Fly Pie, Chess Pie, Lemon Ice Box Pie, Key Lime Pie, Lane Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, cheesecake, and bread pudding (which I love).


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 8:06 pm
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Pepperoni Pizza and fattening alfredo. I think of every American it's different though.


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 8:36 pm
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Oh, I love fettucini Alfredo!! It may not be traditional of Alabama, but it's certainly traditional for me -- I have to have it whenever we get Italian.


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 8:39 pm
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Re: Your country's traditional foods

Where I live, we have a little bit of everything, but mostly seafood. You know, lobster, clam chowder, haddack, shrimp, pretty much anything from the ocean. I live wicked close to the coast, so that is why.


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Old June 23rd, 2006, 8:41 pm
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Oh, I love fettucini Alfredo!! It may not be traditional of Alabama, but it's certainly traditional for me -- I have to have it whenever we get Italian.
Same! Have you ever being to Johnny Corino's or Olive Garden? Mmmm fettituchini (sp?) alfredo and chicken rocks my socks.


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Old June 24th, 2006, 12:02 am
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Same! Have you ever being to Johnny Corino's or Olive Garden? Mmmm fettituchini (sp?) alfredo and chicken rocks my socks.
I've never heard of Johnny Corino's, but I've been to Olive Garden before. (We finally just got one where, but I haven't been to the local one yet.) I like their Alfredo, but the best I've ever had is from a small restaurant here. I <3 it.


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Old June 24th, 2006, 2:48 am
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Re: Your country's traditional foods

I think our traditional food would be a meat pie with sauce or Vegemite toast.


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I think our traditional food would be a meat pie with sauce or Vegemite toast.
Er... I taste Vegemite once, and i nearly threw up... do you like it scamantha?


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Old June 24th, 2006, 10:45 am
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Re: Your country's traditional foods

Living in the midwest of America, our "traditional" or stereotypical foods are stuff like:

Casseroles (a kind of dish where alot of ingerdients are mixed together and baked)
Pasta dishes
Pizza
Meatloaf
Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Corn
French Fries
Grilled Cheese
Sub Sandwiches (also known as "hoagies" or "heroes")
Hamburgers
Poor Boy sandwiches
Italian Beef Sandwiches
Scrambled eggs
Fish Fry's (similar to British fish and chips, I think)
Stews/Chilis/Hearty Soups/Goulash
and of course, the dreaded "Fast Food"

Oh and we call all colas/soft drinks "Pop".

The American midwest is a very "meat and potatoes" kind of place. (Culinarily speaking, lol).


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Old June 25th, 2006, 12:31 pm
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Re: Your country's traditional foods

i think some countries are just unlucky and dont have an instantly recognisable national food. the french get frogs legs and snails and baguettes, italians get pasta, the swiss get cheese and chocolate, scots get haggis, japanese get sushi, indians get curry (although the brits seem to have adopted this with a passion) and the rest of us just have to make do with what weve got.
i reckon here in australia, meat pies and vegemite are the most obvious...but i think beer is a pretty big one too. all those pictures you see of aussies from overseas are fat men in wife-beater-singlets standing around a barbeque with fords and holdens and toyotas in the background and ALL of them have a stubby of VB or Cascade. beer is just a completely australian thing.

do you reckon different countries have a stereo typical junk food? like england would be fish and chips, australia would be pies or probably fish and chips too because we all supposedly live within walking distance of a beach. in america can you really get those huge pieces of pizza that are really just tomato, dough and an entire dairy farm's worth of cheese, and the grease is oozing off them? (sorry, im making it sound gross, on tv it looks nice even though theres nothing on it but cheese) i dunno, what does everyone else think about national take away?


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Old June 25th, 2006, 2:27 pm
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Of course since I am from USA it would have to Hamburgers and Pizza stuff like that.


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Old June 25th, 2006, 2:28 pm
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Fish and chips, Bangers and mash and sunday lunch. yum!


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Old June 25th, 2006, 10:46 pm
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Calling fish and chips 'junk food' is ridiculous. The reason a McDonald's is unhealthy is because it's highly processed food, absolutely full of sugar and salt and other preservatives/unwarranted stuff. Fish and chips, especially traditionally, is made from fresh haddock or cod and from unprocessed potatoes. I've never been in a proper fish and chip shop where everything wasn't made on the premises. Furthermore, I don't know a single fish and chip shop nowadays that doesn't fry in vegetable oil, which isn't unhealthy for you compared with animal fat based products. And as we all know, fish is good for you.


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