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2012-03-21 04:53:17 PM
Whoa, hold on there subby, I'm an Englishman, and bacon and cheese run through my veins in a literal and metaphorical sense.

So don't you go saying a non-American wouldn't understand them...

/aware I sound fat
//I'm not though
//really!
 
2012-03-21 04:56:31 PM
Bacon, eggs, and cheese? Yeah, no one outside of America eats that. *rolls eyes*
 
2012-03-21 05:00:11 PM
Now a Frito pie...that's just disgusting.

/never heard of such a thing
 
2012-03-21 05:13:52 PM

ThrnPhl: Now a Frito pie...that's just disgusting.

/never heard of such a thing


The picture is, but the reality is delicious.

They mostly are bought from gas stations, where they open a small bag of fritos, scoop in some chili, add some chopped onions and cheese, a bit of lettuce and maybe a dollop of sour cream.

Then you walk around scalding your fingers on a molten foil bag, enjoying the deliciousness.

Just go to Texas; you'll get it. And this is from a Texas-hating homo.
 
2012-03-21 05:14:53 PM
Bacon and eggs for breakfast is a bit strange to the French, but not to Real Americans (TM) and Brits.

Mayo is well known to the French & Belgians...so, it's not that weird.

And, cheese has already been covered.
 
2012-03-21 05:17:02 PM
"I thought the portion sizes were obscene. Still do." -- Doug, England

I think the problem is not that Doug is from England, it's that he's an effete little school girl that's never ordered food in a British pub.
 
2012-03-21 05:21:52 PM

ThrnPhl: Now a Frito pie...that's just disgusting.

/never heard of such a thing


It's the 100% cholesterol, most purely redneckiest food in the world that I had once at a potluck in Idaho. And shiat is it goood.
 
2012-03-21 05:31:10 PM
Frito pie... Never heard of it, looks like redneck nachos. It's probably good though.
 
2012-03-21 05:35:45 PM
FTFA: foreign treats such as fugu (a.k.a. poisonous pufferfish liver...)

Fugu is the whole fish, not just the liver...although the liver is one of the more deadly parts of the animal.
 
2012-03-21 05:45:18 PM

eraser8: FTFA: foreign treats such as fugu (a.k.a. poisonous pufferfish liver...)

Fugu is the whole fish, not just the liver...although the liver is one of the more deadly parts of the animal.


And gall bladder. The toxin, in incredibly minute doses, is said to offer quite a high. I tried it once and got nothing.
 
2012-03-21 05:53:58 PM
No scrapple?

NO SCRAPPLE!
 
2012-03-21 05:54:05 PM

eraser8: FTFA: foreign treats such as fugu (a.k.a. poisonous pufferfish liver...)

Fugu is the whole fish, not just the liver...although the liver is one of the more deadly parts of the animal.


Yeah, I as going to say, the liver (and most everything else besides the flesh), *will* kill you.
 
2012-03-21 06:20:04 PM
Guess I'll have to keep an eye out the next time I'm in redneck country. I guess I could go to 711 and get the necessary ingredients when I'm shiatfaced.
 
2012-03-21 06:26:34 PM

criscodisco: ThrnPhl: Now a Frito pie...that's just disgusting.

/never heard of such a thing

The picture is, but the reality is delicious.

They mostly are bought from gas stations, where they open a small bag of fritos, scoop in some chili, add some chopped onions and cheese, a bit of lettuce and maybe a dollop of sour cream.

Then you walk around scalding your fingers on a molten foil bag, enjoying the deliciousness.

Just go to Texas; you'll get it. And this is from a Texas-hating homo.


These are all over New Mexico as well and they usually top them with green chile as well. Yum.
Btw, I love bacon!
 
2012-03-21 06:52:27 PM
Here in Guatemala, do you know how hard it is to find a restaurant that offers bacon? There are only two IHOPs in all of Guatemala, and I believe they're the only ones I've found who offer bacon. It's sad, really.

Also, for some odd reason, only Domino's Pizza and Taco Bell do free refills around here.
 
2012-03-21 08:45:03 PM
FTFA: "I always (and still think) cheese is weird." -- Miya, China

I would love to show her canned cheese and watch her freak the fark out.
 
2012-03-21 08:45:32 PM
OK, as a Northerner, I don't quite get grits either, but I don't think it's any different than any other milled, hot grain (Cream of Wheat, porridge, polenta, rice pudding, etc.).

And the cheese thing, I've been told is a Central/South American thing. They just don't have a cheese culture down there.
 
2012-03-21 08:52:09 PM
Cheese is popular in many places.

Though, as a foreigner, I still don't understand how you can get away with calling "American Cheese" a cheese. "American Cheez" I can understand, but a cheese it isn't.

Oh, and spray cheese.

Really, though, cheese isn't a high priority in Asian cuisine, so I can understand that. I do enjoy a good paneer, however.
 
2012-03-21 08:55:00 PM
Marcus Aurelius: NO SCRAPPLE!

Just say NO NO NO to scrapple.

/as if anyone needs such advice
 
2012-03-21 08:56:39 PM

ThrnPhl: Now a Frito pie...that's just disgusting.

/never heard of such a thing


Yeah, same here. That looks like some drunk college student found everything lying around and threw it in a pile at 3 AM.
 
2012-03-21 08:58:38 PM
For the people talking about cheese, remember all foreigners aren't Europeans. There are some cultures where dairy wasn't common.
 
2012-03-21 09:04:08 PM
"Mayonnaise! People put that on everything, some even dip their french fries on it!! Yuck!!" -- Pat, Mexico


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2012-03-21 09:04:35 PM
WorldCitizen: There are some cultures where dairy wasn't common.

The genetic mutation that allows lactose tolerance in adults is relatively new (~10000 years ago). While this gene is becoming widespread, it hasn't reached all populations.
 
2012-03-21 09:06:16 PM

WorldCitizen: For the people talking about cheese, remember all foreigners aren't Europeans. There are some cultures where dairy wasn't common.


Then what do they put on their hamburgers?
 
2012-03-21 09:12:43 PM
Cheese is an American food? hmmm

Hey, at least we don't eat Spotted Dick or Blood Pudding
 
2012-03-21 09:13:21 PM

Ed Finnerty: WorldCitizen: For the people talking about cheese, remember all foreigners aren't Europeans. There are some cultures where dairy wasn't common.

Then what do they put on their hamburgers?


I about flipped out when I found out my Russian partner, then age 25, had never eaten a hamburger. How does that happen in the 21st Century?

/I fixed that.
 
2012-03-21 09:24:53 PM
I agree with the portions. Huge.

Interesting .. sort of. This article seemed to barely touch on something that would be pretty fascinating.

Oh and frito pie? Mayo? Yuck.
 
2012-03-21 09:30:06 PM
Born, raised, and still live in Iowa, LOVE grits since being introduced to them as a little kid by my dad who spent some of his childhood in Florida before moving back to the Midwest. I only know one other guy here who eats grits and he's a Southern transplant, everybody else here is revolted by it and wonders how the hell I acquired a taste for them in the first place.
 
2012-03-21 10:06:08 PM

Sgygus:

Just say NO NO NO to scrapple.

/as if anyone needs such advice


Don't think about what's in it, just eat it.
 
2012-03-21 10:06:34 PM

Sgygus: WorldCitizen: There are some cultures where dairy wasn't common.

The genetic mutation that allows lactose tolerance in adults is relatively new (~10000 years ago). While this gene is becoming widespread, it hasn't reached all populations.


Exactly. You'll notice that there is little to no dairy in most southeast asian cuisine. Paneer in India is one of the first appearances of cheese as you head west.

I have lots of asian friends, and almost every one of them is lactose intolerant.
 
2012-03-21 10:11:38 PM
captainraoul.com
 
2012-03-21 10:21:36 PM

SpikeStrip: "Mayonnaise! People put that on everything, some even dip their french fries on it!! Yuck!!" -- Pat, Mexico


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I saw that comment. I had never thought of putting mayo on fries until I was stationed in Germany some 20+ years ago. Belgian fries on mayo. . .drool. . .
 
2012-03-21 10:24:53 PM

Marcus Aurelius: No scrapple?

NO SCRAPPLE!


Or as they call it in many Central European countries, KISHKA!
 
2012-03-21 10:51:12 PM
I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.
 
2012-03-21 10:57:27 PM

eraser8: FTFA: foreign treats such as fugu (a.k.a. poisonous pufferfish liver...)

Fugu is the whole fish, not just the liver...although the liver is one of the more deadly parts of the animal.


What's funny, is you can now purchase fugu--the fish--that has been farm raised without the tetrodotoxin. The liver is technically illegal--doesn't stop some folks, but then again, Mother Nature often clears them out as they eat their own dishes...
 
2012-03-21 11:01:01 PM

TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.


So, you're Canuckistani? That's not so odd...
 
2012-03-21 11:06:07 PM

hubiestubert: TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.

So, you're Canuckistani? That's not so odd...


I am not from Canada.
 
2012-03-21 11:17:17 PM

TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.


Why would you ruin French fries with mayo?

I will never understand why people enjoy mayo, sour cream or Ranch dressing. I'd say I hate all white toppings, but Caesar dressing is delicious. But only on a salad with Parmesan.
 
2012-03-21 11:19:20 PM

TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.


I dip my fries in Ranch dressing. It's awesomer :-)
 
2012-03-21 11:19:49 PM

GAT_00: TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.

Why would you ruin French fries with mayo?

I will never understand why people enjoy mayo, sour cream or Ranch dressing. I'd say I hate all white toppings, but Caesar dressing is delicious. But only on a salad with Parmesan.


I'm with you on all of those things.
 
2012-03-21 11:52:16 PM

dj_bigbird: Bacon and eggs for breakfast is a bit strange to the French, but not to Real Americans (TM) and Brits.

Mayo is well known to the French & Belgians...so, it's not that weird.

And, cheese has already been covered.


Pomme frites dipped in mayo is pretty popular in The Netherlands.
 
2012-03-21 11:53:26 PM

GAT_00: TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.

Why would you ruin French fries with mayo?

I will never understand why people enjoy mayo, sour cream or Ranch dressing. I'd say I hate all white toppings, but Caesar dressing is delicious. But only on a salad with Parmesan.


You don't like sour cream? I'll just eat sour cream straight. It's delicious.
 
2012-03-21 11:53:47 PM

GAT_00: TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.

Why would you ruin French fries with mayo?

I will never understand why people enjoy mayo, sour cream or Ranch dressing. I'd say I hate all white toppings, but Caesar dressing is delicious. But only on a salad with Parmesan.


I have turned a few folks onto the joys of HP Sauce and fries, but that's still an acquired sort of taste for Americans.
 
2012-03-22 12:03:24 AM

GAT_00: I will never understand why people enjoy mayo, sour cream or Ranch dressing.


I love them all.

I will never understand why people enjoy sushi, Indian food or Thai food.

It's almost as if different people have different tastes...
 
2012-03-22 12:06:52 AM
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2012-03-22 12:13:01 AM

Lionel Mandrake: I will never understand why people enjoy sushi, Indian food or Thai food.


I'm not much on Indian or Thai either, but sushi is delicious. And while I don't eat Indian or Thai, they have redeeming qualities. Sour cream can be argued. Ranch and mayo can only detract from what you're eating.
 
2012-03-22 12:17:33 AM

GGracie: TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.

I dip my fries in Ranch dressing. It's awesomer :-)


I dip my fries in 1,000 Island dressing. It's beyond farking awesome.
 
2012-03-22 12:19:46 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: GGracie: TheOmni: I dip my fries in mayonnaise. It's awesome.

I dip my fries in Ranch dressing. It's awesomer :-)

I dip my fries in 1,000 Island dressing. It's beyond farking awesome.


I've picked that one up from using Thousand Island as dipping for chicken tenders, which is far more awesome than it is for fries, but still good.
 
2012-03-22 12:26:21 AM
I used to dip my fries in that cheese whiz stuff I posted above but I cannot find it here in California. :-(

/I'm bummed...
 
2012-03-22 12:41:08 AM

Tony_Pepperoni: I used to dip my fries in that cheese whiz stuff I posted above but I cannot find it here in California. :-(

/I'm bummed...


I live in California, and I've seen it for sale at either Ralph's or Albertons. It was in the chip section. I'm assuming they pitch it as an easy way to make Queso.
 
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