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Date: 03/20/13 04:52 PM

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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    March 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    Link: Food Talk - Grow what you can, eat as local as you can
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    "Tanstafl" - Lazarus Long
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    What you guys eat at home usually?
    Do you have some traditional or special dish in your region? Some food product that distinguish your state/region/city from another state/region/city? I am curious about that cause here is common to think that English and Americans don`t have any kind of food culture.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm
    @piperfawn:
    I live on the coast so I really love to eat fresh local fish, shrimp and oysters. I also really love Cajun/Creole food which, admittedly, is very French in origin.

    How about a Coney dog? Philly cheese steak? Chicago deep dish pizza? Maryland crabcakes? New England clam chowder?

    Then there are many styles of barbecue: Memphis, Carolinas, Kansas City...
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    Hmm New England clam chowder and Maryland crabcakes seems good. Anyway i think that the jeopardy we have about your food culture is that we(Italy,France,Spain for example)don`t see in any way an hot dog(coney dog) or an hamburger (prepared in all the way you like) as a dish, we see it just as fast food no matter the difference you put on the preparation of it. For us they all are "panini" (sandwich) not dishes. I think that maybe is this difference of conception of what a dish is that lead us on a misenterprtetation of your food culture. I am italian and here maybe we arrive at the point to be exagerated, you just need to travel very few kilometers and you find really different dishes everywhere with all kind of food,meat,fish,vegetables,pasta, cheese ( and every one of this ingredients are differents and have different peculiarity everytime you go in a different city or region). For example just in my city territory the same dish can be different if you move just in a town
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    near.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    Yes, I can understand your point of view. But realize that America is a relatively young country. It is a `melting pot` of many cultures that brought their particular cuisine with them. It is possible to find very good (and bad) examples of Italian, French, German, Japanese, Greek, Middle Eastern, etc, food in this country. Where do you go in Italy to find a good bratwurst with sauerkraut? Sushi?

    When I was a child my best friend was of Italian decent. His parents both spoke Italian but also fluent English, with no accent. His father did all the cooking; best Italian food I`ve ever had... vegetable grown in the back yard.

    Today my friend and his brother own several restaurants. None of which serve Italian food. It`s a shame, really.

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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    March 20, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Man speaks the truth.
    I spend almost 40% of my income on foods. 0% on meds.
    Having said that food is insanely expensive here. One organic free range egg is $1.20 to 2 dollars.
    Yesterday for $50 I got 4 organic Apples, 6 small Figs, small tub of organic cherry tomatoes, 2 water apples, tiny bunch of organic Carrots.
    I didn`t buy a Japanese Melon because it was 35 dollars :-(
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    mykunter bratwurst with sauerkraut? Hmm you can find this for sure in Alto Adige a region adjoining Austria, and for the sushi you can eat lot of non cooked fish all around the coasts of Italy ( but eating non cooked fish is so dumb and dangerous in my opinion, especially cause here we have lot of delicious recipes for fish dishes).
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    March 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    What you can find inside sushi..
    Fish? Cook it for me please.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    I think that because America is so young, and had so many cultural influences, that you may not find what you are looking for. Throw in globalization and nothing will ever be unique again. I told you about Cajun/Creole... ever had crawfish? Delicious!

    The trend here now, and everywhere, is fusion cuisine. Take a little of this and a little of that and make something new.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    OK, I think I know what you are looking for. I live in `The South` but nobody would consider me a southerner. Here are examples of Southern Cuisine
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2013 at 8:22 pm
    mykunter Yummy they looks like tasty dishes!
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2013 at 8:26 pm
    And about globalization of food is interesting but i think i am too used to our food that is so linked to the traditions and the peculiarity of our territory that i would like to try some globalized dish but after i think i will stick to my "local"food.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    ouch in the wiki link you have posted i just have readed this "A study led by Suzanna Judd, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Alabama, found that people who ate Southern food six times per week had about a 41 percent higher risk of stroke, compared with people who just ate Southern food once per month". (-.-")
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    I`m sure you have the best Italian food in the world, and it is "local" for you.

    Here is what I found on the menu at an Italian restaurant that is about 5 minutes from where I live:
    Involtini di Vitello con Spinaci, Formaggio e Salsiccie
    Medallions of veal rolled with prosciutto, spinach, sharp provolone and Italian sausage,
    sautéed with white wine, demi-glace and a touch of fresh tomato

    Sounds pretty good, eh? It`s not cheap though... $29.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    Yes, well I don`t particularly care for `southern cuisine` anyway; like I said I`m not a southerner, I just live here. The stroke figure given is probably due to the use of high amounts of salt. Yuck.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    mykunter Seem a dish that can come from my zone here in Italy. 29 dollars? I think you actualy have better price than here. Nowaday our restaurants are too expensives ( you can still find some good cheap restaurant but they are becoming rare). Anyway the solution is to cook at home and luckily here the large majority of people know how to cook good cause food is really linked to our roots.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    I love to cook. It is very gratifying to create something, then consume it.

    You presented an interesting and engaging conversation with your initial post. It has been very entertaining but I must go to sleep now. For breakfast I will have an egg over-easy with pepperoni and cheddar cheese on an English muffin... maybe some cayenne pepper sauce. See? Fusion. Good night.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    March 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    mykunter Good night and good appetite ;-)
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 21, 2013 at 2:29 am
    Horseburger. Food of champions.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    When people talk about crappy food, they`re usually slagging "fast food," but I only wish I had the budget to cook with that McD`s meals every night would cost. If he`s talking about other crappy food, I wish he would distinguish which kinds he does and doesn`t approve of. I dunno if he`s full of it or not.
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    banur Male 18-29
    250 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    Using percentages in comparing countries is quite stupid as his example with developing countries shows.

    "Wow! They spend 40% on food!" Yeah, because they are so poor that food makes up 40% of their income.

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