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Old 04-15-05, 12:08 PM   #51
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as a biased Southerner - I don't think there's anything more originally American than pork BBQ. Dan also mentions 'regionally correct sauce' - and he hit the nail on the head. Fist-fights have been started over arguments as to which sauce is 'correct' or 'best'.

Many fist fights. Nowhere more than in good old NC.
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It was my understanding that 'French' Fries originated in Belgium, and Belgian Waffles originated in... you got it...France.
Possible, I didn't look to in depth just heard it on the food network. Thought it was kind of funny that spaniards come over here discover potatoes, go back home and trade them and then french make french fries. I don't know why I found it funny, maybe I was bored.
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Old 04-15-05, 02:16 PM   #53
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I was gonna smartass it and say 'too much.'

but I'll go with fusion instead. American cuisine is taking various influences & mixing them together.
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Old 04-15-05, 05:46 PM   #54
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Back to the BBQ: In South Carolina, the sauce is made of mustard and vinigear and is yellow in color.

Tea isn't American, but ICED tea is.
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Old 04-15-05, 07:15 PM   #55
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cold apple pie for breakfast

spaghetti couple o days after first made

chocolate fudge made by my mother

A Wesson oil cake from the fifties, I challenge any one to come up with the recipe

A dessert called grape nuts pudding and made with grape nuts, a cereal
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Old 04-15-05, 07:28 PM   #56
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And if you have acid reflux they still are.

I'm southern, so to me a "traditional" breakfast is similar to what you might get at ******* barrel, only on a much smaller scale and flavored differently. Grits, eggs, cheese, bacon, maybe a biscuit. Lunch would be a BBQ sandwich (the real kind) with fried okra or sweet potato fries (those are too good, the only fried food I will consider eating). Supper might be any number of things. Some of my favorite are cubed steak, oysters, grilled fish, shrimp (grew up on the coast), mashed potatoes, sweet potato anything, okra anything, and boiled peanuts (fresh peanuts are getting too hard to find). I learned to cook from my mom, who learned to cook from her mom, and we all grew up in coastal SC/GA so I probably have a pretty good foundation in regional cooking methods. At least all of my roommates have had no idea how to use an iron skillet.

I haven't tried chitterlings yet, but I want to go to Mamma Dip's and have them once before I leave.
Yum, yum... I like your menu. And I assume you mean chitlins... I like 'em with cornbread stuffing, and pan fried.

p.s. I have a collection of iron skillets, generational hand-me-downs.
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Old 04-15-05, 08:08 PM   #57
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[QUOTE=RegularGuy]Apple butter and fried biscuits.

Regular guy...I hail from the other side of Lake Michigan..Over there it is "Cherry Butter.' made with lots of cinnamon in it...Love the stuff...Also, remember Honey butter...
Does the rest of the world share in our apple cinnamon pancakes. With maple syrup..
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Chow Mein. Invented by Chinese immigrants in San Francisco.
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Old 04-15-05, 08:42 PM   #59
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Chow Mein. Invented by Chinese immigrants in San Francisco.
Fortune Cookies. Same origins..
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Old 04-15-05, 09:14 PM   #60
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Never woulda guessed this thread would take off like it has. COolio.
As for me, i think most anything with ground beef can clearly be considered american food
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Old 04-15-05, 09:26 PM   #61
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Might explain why it seems so similar (yet very mild) compared to sri ratcha....
Sriracha is chili pepper sauce.

Speaking of which... chili peppers are American.

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Old 04-15-05, 09:33 PM   #62
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Chow Mein. Invented by Chinese immigrants in San Francisco.
I thought that was chop suey.
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nah. that's a columbian thang.
No, your thinking of plain old cocaine. Like with all other american things we took the original foreign item[coke] and made it our very own[crack].
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I thought that was chop suey.

I double checked, so we all can have another pointless fact to spout off when the opportunity arises. It's both. Chop Suey in the late 1800's, Chow Mein in the 1920's.
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A pretty big Porter House Steak, with sauted mushrooms, and A1 (cant eat with out that) and for my dad (Im too young) A BEER!
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right now im having a sprite for breakfast,sounds pretty american to me in my eyes american=unhealthy
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Sriracha is chili pepper sauce.

Speaking of which... chili peppers are American.

RFM
I realize that, I eat it daily, almost...similar texture to a runny catsup...
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Old 04-16-05, 11:19 AM   #68
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now im eating a snickers thats american
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Old 04-16-05, 12:13 PM   #69
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Good gravy is incredible...MUST HAVE LARD! DON'T ARGUE, I'LL CALL IN JABBA THE HUT OVER IT!

Seriously, it's the lard that makes sausage gravy all that good.

THen add in some fresh made buttermilk biscuits Mmmm mmmm.


Oh and we cannot forget the panfried porkchops, god I love my gandmother's cooking...I need to move up there so I can get some real food more often
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now im eating a snickers thats american
Actually, the inside of a snickers bar is based on a 400 year old Italian candy called Torrone. You can get it at Italian grocery stores. It is much tougher and harder than snickers, but basically similar.
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Old 04-16-05, 12:32 PM   #71
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wow, how do you guys know all this stuff?
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