Your Country's Gastronomy

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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby Akonyl » December 24th, 2009, 4:23 pm

Chekhov MacGuffin wrote:
Akonyl wrote:I have trouble whenever people make these kinds of topics, because aside from hamburgers, I can't think of any food that's really distinctly "American".


Let's go Southeastern US cooking! Someone needs to stop perpetuating the myth that America is all fast food. Americans generally think fast food is icky too.

I know there's more to American food than fast food, but by main problem is mainly that a lot of foods I wouldn't be sure of as being "American", considering how many cultures' foods we have here.

Though I do recognize a lot of the foods in your post as American (namely grits),  I don't think of them often as I'm not really a southerner (though MD's close anyway, but I still don't eat much of the food). But at least you proved me wrong :P

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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby Chekhov MacGuffin » December 24th, 2009, 4:49 pm

I think a lot of so called "foreign foods" you will find in the Unites Stares are rather unique to US too. I know that the so called "Mexican" or "Tex-Mex" cuisine from the southwest is different than what is common in Mexico. I haven't been to China but I will put money on US Chinese food being very different than what is common in China.
The Portuguese Christmas deserts look very tasty. Ditto with the Jewish ones. My family has Scottish heritage which has rubbed off on me in the form of "rashers" of bacon instead of slices. Occasionally Scottish dishes crop up at my relatives' places among the southeastern ones.

A typical southeastern US Christmas dinner would possibly contain the following traditional items:
Ham, especially the honey glazed variety, or goose is the main meat item but that varies. Turkey is a common alternate choice but some people get sick of it after having Thanksgiving a month ago.
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Mashed potatoes and gravy
Cranberry sauce
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Assorted vegetables like corn on the cob, green beans, turnip or collard greens, okra - the usual suspects
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Rice
Black-eyed peas although they are thought of as more of a New Years' Dish
Various pies like pecan, apple, or pumpkin
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A citrus growing state will almost always include some on the menu, perhaps as ambrosia.
Bread rolls
Gelatin fruit salad or frozen fruit salad
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Popcorn balls or popcorn and cranberries strung on strings.
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Fruitcake - which some people loathe and others like. There are lots of jokes about bad Christmas fruitcake which becomes rock hard and will never degrade.
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Half of my family likes marzipan around Christmas, but I haven't met anyone else who does so I am not sure how widespread the custom is.
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Before we moved farther away and I left for school, one side of my family would typically invite every relative within 2 to 3 degrees of relation so there would be like 50+ people over for Christmas lunch.
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby ranger » December 24th, 2009, 8:07 pm

oh, Chekhov, you are a smart guy.
I didn't think of Americanized foreign foods.

Of course, I have to represent California's prized food inventions...

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California roll! --> crab meat, cucumber, avacado ... sometimes with tobiko.  Verry tasty.  I'm sure they have it in the rest of North America, but here in Cali it tastes awesome.
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby NotSoFluent » December 28th, 2009, 9:54 pm

Chekhov MacGuffin wrote:
ranger wrote:gastronomy...??

what the...

oh, like food? ok.

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lol how much more american can you get?

btw, scottish food looks good

Akonyl wrote:I have trouble whenever people make these kinds of topics, because aside from hamburgers, I can't think of any food that's really distinctly "American".


Let's go Southeastern US cooking! Someone needs to stop perpetuating the myth that America is all fast food. Americans generally think fast food is icky too. We make some killer homecooked stuff!


It's true.  I actually only eat fast food one every couple of months; the main draw to fast food is that it's cheap and quick, but I think that's it.  I've gotten repulsed by pizza over the years.  America's so big that you need to go by region (hushpuppies, grits and crab cakes are amazing, btw.  And I'm a Northerner).

I've always loved peanut butter and jelly though.  I still like to make it whenever I don't feel like eating anything else.
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby Dus » January 16th, 2011, 10:07 pm

Reviving this thread because it's yummy!

Bavarian food:

A traditional Bavarian breakfast looks like this:
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White sausages with pretzels and wheat beer.


The national dish of Bavaria (and of the Czech Republic):
Pork roast with bread dumplings and a beer sauce:
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The stereotypical fast food:
Leberkassemmeln(literally: liver cheese sandwich, although it contains neither liver nor cheese), with a bit of mustard on the side:
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Sausage salad. The one I make looks a lot better, though.
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Obatzda. A savoury spread, made with camenbert, paprika, onions, and of course beer.
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Erapfekas (Potato cheese, no cheese, but, surprisingly enough, potatoes). Another spread:
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Then there's Bavarian cream, a dessert.

Geselchtes, smoked ham, from Lower Bavaria:
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A large variety of sausages (often with Kraut on the side):
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And of course:
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I might add food from the rest of Germany and Austria when I feel like it.
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby Conia » January 16th, 2011, 10:14 pm

Now I remember why this thread died, now I'm madly hungry D:
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby blurfbreg » January 16th, 2011, 10:26 pm

Good thing I'm eating an apple.

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@Dus: your spoiler code for the second food item said "/spoilers" instead of "/spoiler".
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby breva » January 16th, 2011, 11:39 pm

Some of them look simply delicious Image

Some Colombian foods:

Arepa: Corn bread?
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Ajiaco: A soup made of potatoes, corn and chicken
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Pastel Gloria: Made of puff pastry and guava
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Salpicon: juice with fruits :P
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Lechona: stuffed pig
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Hormigas Culona: Ants :|
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby Borealis » March 28th, 2012, 4:32 pm

Key Lime Pie!!! Too bad you hardly get limes with usable skin :-(

Until reading this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_cuisine article, I couldn't have said what was "traditional" for us.
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby KainTheVampire » March 28th, 2012, 4:53 pm

Spoiler: Meatballs, potatoes, lingonberry jam and brown sauce
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Pretty much what I can come up with :-X
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby Stopwatch » March 28th, 2012, 5:48 pm

[me=Stopwatch]enters topic[/me][me=Stopwatch]sees that Manga's done the only thing she could think of :x (the fish and chips btw <3)[/me]

...Er, gonna have to cheat and go for the only other thing I can remember!
Welsh Rarebit: Sorta like this weird cheesy thing, well... it can go on bread, but isn't quite cheese on toast... not sure how to explain it other than that :-\. It's normally nice, though it can depend :x
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby aly_angelflight » March 28th, 2012, 7:02 pm

More American foods~ ::)

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You mainly find this stuff at state fairs (and state fair food is rather... experimental :-X):
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby Hime-Chan » March 29th, 2012, 9:01 am

Here goes a few samples of French gastronomy:

Tartiflette: sliced potatoes, a cheese called reblochon, bacon lardons, fresh cream, and some onions:
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Clafoutis: made with cherries
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And obviously, snails :D :
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby KainTheVampire » March 29th, 2012, 9:03 am

Hime-Chan wrote:And obviously, snails :D :
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Snails are the most disgusting thing ever T__T How can you eat them? o.O"
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Re: Your Country's Gastronomy

Postby Hime-Chan » March 29th, 2012, 9:19 am

well, it's a bit errrr...chewy, but it's alright with garlic butter ^^, it has the same consistency as mussels :), though, if you don't like mussels, I'm not going to convince you!
Besides, you're the one eating weird British stuff!  ::)
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