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2012-06-21 09:46:09 AM
Exxcept for root beer, those are foods most of america doesn't get
 
2012-06-21 09:46:44 AM
If the next Fark layout was in slideshow format, would I still get over it?
 
2012-06-21 10:00:10 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Exxcept for root beer, those are foods most of america doesn't get


Yeah, all of those are regional dishes. I wouldn't expect someone in Tennessee to understand boiled dinner, don't expect me to eat grits.
 
2012-06-21 10:34:33 AM
Did anyone notice that none of those dishes were kidney pie or balut?
 
2012-06-21 10:38:21 AM
I haven't made corn bread in ages. Once it cools off gonna have to make some now.
 
2012-06-21 10:38:54 AM
Root Beer (or rather, the A&W chain) was popular in Malaysia when I was there.
 
2012-06-21 10:39:13 AM
Next article will be 'Stupid crap people in Europe eat that Americans won't touch'
 
2012-06-21 10:40:03 AM

Guidette Frankentits: If the next Fark layout was in slideshow format, would I still get over it?


i64.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-21 10:40:05 AM

what_now: Dead for Tax Reasons: Exxcept for root beer, those are foods most of america doesn't get

Yeah, all of those are regional dishes. I wouldn't expect someone in Tennessee to understand boiled dinner, don't expect me to eat grits.


I dunno, while cornbread is certainly regional in origin, and people definitely think of it as "southern" food, I think it's got pretty wide appeal.
 
2012-06-21 10:40:27 AM

Witchyman: Next article will be 'Stupid crap people in Europe eat that Americans won't touch'


MARMITE
 
2012-06-21 10:40:43 AM
Corn - it adds a splash of colour & texture to your poo. Who doesn't want to eat pounds of it?
 
2012-06-21 10:41:09 AM
BLASPHEMER!!!! There are no eggs or sugar in cornbread. And it must be baked in a cast iron skillet.
 
2012-06-21 10:41:34 AM
Root beer + cornbread yes. Others, no.
 
2012-06-21 10:42:04 AM
British food writer Nigel Slater

It's more of a shame that Americans haven't heard of Nigel Slater. Best writer about food and cooking since Julia Child.
 
2012-06-21 10:42:13 AM
Pork Rinds, they forgot Pork Rinds !
A true delicacy from the south.
 
2012-06-21 10:42:45 AM
I would kill for a rootbeer!

I was gutted when McDonalds stopped doing it (about 20 years ago) even though it was just syrup/carbonated water mix. As a supervisor at a KFC/A&W about ten years ago, I was in heaven. Unfortunately the A&W side of things failed but I have since discovered a shop where you can get it in cans but, at £1.60 each, its not something I plan on buying every day.

/CSB
 
2012-06-21 10:43:29 AM
Most Americans don't eat that crap, either.
 
2012-06-21 10:43:33 AM
So grits is, plain and simple, corn porrige?
 
2012-06-21 10:43:34 AM
Hmmmm, there's a couple of conspicuous absences from the list:
- 64 oz sodas
- deep-fried buttered lard
- riblets
 
2012-06-21 10:44:55 AM

crowbar032: BLASPHEMER!!!! There are no eggs or sugar in cornbread. And it must be baked in a cast iron skillet.


You'll probably really hate to hear that I often make it with coconut milk. It's freaking awesome.
 
2012-06-21 10:45:09 AM

cig-mkr: Pork Rinds, they forgot Pork Rinds !
A true delicacy from the south.


You've never been to a pub in England then. Pork Scratchings are all over the place. Nom.
 
2012-06-21 10:45:23 AM

Zmog: So grits is, plain and simple, corn porrige?


Not to be confused with porn courage.
 
2012-06-21 10:45:23 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Exxcept for root beer, those are foods most of america doesn't get


Most of the US doesn't get cornbread?

/glad I live in the South
 
2012-06-21 10:45:59 AM
vegemite and pavlovas are southern food.
 
2012-06-21 10:46:06 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Exxcept for root beer, those are foods most of america doesn't get


THIS!
 
2012-06-21 10:46:12 AM

FishermansEnemy: cig-mkr: Pork Rinds, they forgot Pork Rinds !
A true delicacy from the south.

You've never been to a pub in England then. Pork Scratchings are all over the place. Nom.


Chicharron
 
2012-06-21 10:46:29 AM

HailRobonia: Zmog: So grits is, plain and simple, corn porrige?

Not to be confused with porn courage.


And especially not combined with.
 
2012-06-21 10:46:39 AM
In before people with such screwed up perspectives on life that food throws them for a loop
 
2012-06-21 10:46:52 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Exxcept for root beer, those are foods most of america doesn't get


Yep. Scrapple? Really? I'd never even heard of this stuff till I saw the scrapple episode of Dirty Jobs. And no thanks.

Cornbread is pretty mainstream though. Goes great with chili.
 
2012-06-21 10:47:21 AM

DrZiffle: Witchyman: Next article will be 'Stupid crap people in Europe eat that Americans won't touch'

MARMITE


i eat marmite twice a day and am American as apple pie.

NZ marmite is better. but they're rebuilding their factory after the earthquake
 
2012-06-21 10:48:14 AM
There are deeper implications of one's opinion of root beer.
 
2012-06-21 10:48:19 AM
Grits? In Italy, it is called polenta and they've been eating it for centuries. The only difference is that polenta tends to be ground a bit finer.
 
2012-06-21 10:48:24 AM

Brubold: Most of the US doesn't get cornbread?

/glad I live in the South


Most of the US has narrow-pipe "indoor plumbing" that can't handle post-digestive corn loaves.
 
2012-06-21 10:48:35 AM
No love for spruce beer?
 
2012-06-21 10:49:11 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: DrZiffle: Witchyman: Next article will be 'Stupid crap people in Europe eat that Americans won't touch'

MARMITE

i eat marmite twice a day and am American as apple pie.

NZ marmite is better. but they're rebuilding their factory after the earthquake


Lutefisk
 
2012-06-21 10:49:22 AM
Favorite American Southern foods the rest of the world everyone doesn't get. Yet. Also, root beer.
 
2012-06-21 10:49:30 AM
I'm surprised that peanut butter and refried beans didn't make the list. I haven't met a European yet that liked peanut butter, and the appearance alone of refried beans grossed them out.

A lot of the foods on this list are regional, like grits and cornbread. From my experience, cornbread made in the Southern US tends to be saltier and crumblier (because you're going to crumble it up in your beans, milk or chili), while Northern US cornbread tends to be sweeter and more cake-like.
 
2012-06-21 10:49:30 AM
What about BBQ? I'm just curious. I haven't been out of North America.

/sheltered
// actually just poor
 
2012-06-21 10:49:40 AM
Cornbread sucks. There, I said it.

/And don't even get me started on cornbread stuffing. It's not a food....it's a LIE
 
2012-06-21 10:49:59 AM

Zmog: So grits is, plain and simple, corn porrige?


Nope, it's the little nubs from the pointy ends of corn kernals. It's not just eaten in the US, though. Polenta is the same damn thing.
 
2012-06-21 10:50:21 AM
All the German people I work with absolutely hate root beer.

I made rootbeer float for some of them and they thought I was just farking with them, and watched in a state of confusion as I happily consumed it.
 
2012-06-21 10:50:34 AM
Grits with a bit of butter and sugar are amazing, and go great with some nice thick bacon.

And I agree with crowbar032, I've never put egg in my cornbread.
 
2012-06-21 10:50:37 AM
Being in Louisiana, there are a lot of foods here that the rest of the country doesn't understand or like.

Crawfish being the obvious choice.

I love grits. Specially with bacon and butter. Yum.
Cornbread is just fantastic.
Root beer is my number one choice for a soda.
Fried Green Tomatoes are yummy!

Never had Scrapple. Kind of sounds like a meat product out the can sort of deal.
 
2012-06-21 10:50:40 AM

Brubold: Most of the US doesn't get cornbread?

/glad I live in the South


Don't look at me. You don't get much more North than Alaska, and I got plenty of cornbread growing up.
 
2012-06-21 10:51:57 AM
I remember in High School seeing a German exchange student getting excited about seeing a can of "root beer" available in the hotel room fridge. Obviously he thought it was just "beer". He takes one big swig and then goes straight to the bathroom to vomit.

Yes, he actually vomited.
 
2012-06-21 10:52:15 AM

Zmog: So grits is, plain and simple, corn porrige?


Yup. Tasty, but not the greatest thing for ya.

Speaking of southern food, I was at a breakfast place with my Arkansas born-and-raised father, and he suggested I try the biscuits and chocolate gravy. I passed.

/gross
 
2012-06-21 10:52:21 AM
these are very regional dishes that aren't enjoyed by most americans. this is another stupid yahoo article.
 
2012-06-21 10:52:23 AM

oldfarthenry: Brubold: Most of the US doesn't get cornbread?

/glad I live in the South

Most of the US has narrow-pipe "indoor plumbing" that can't handle post-digestive corn loaves.


Kegel exercises help alot. Try em out.
 
2012-06-21 10:52:28 AM
I like cornbread as a coating e.g. on corn dogs, but not as a big crumbly hunk.

Also, I rejoice that food/pop is still allowed to be luminous acid orange coloured in the US -
- reminds me of childhood before the EU decided food colours = strychnine.

EU mac & cheese is a straw-coioured travesty.

// martian-english
 
2012-06-21 10:52:32 AM
"Nuts"
 
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