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Title: I'm hungry.
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 11 Feb 2008, 12:33
Hey, could someone please make me a sammich?  Turkey please, no mayo.

 :-D
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: est on 11 Feb 2008, 12:40
Who are you and why do you think you are worthy of our deli meats?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Johnny C on 11 Feb 2008, 12:44
Quote from: Marty DiBergi
The review for "Shark Sandwich" was merely a two word review which simply read "Shit Sandwich."
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 11 Feb 2008, 12:45
The chickens in my avi demand it!  They seem to be having a minor disagreement with their winged brethren...  Something about food shortages and the act of pecking my eyes out, I guess.  

Answering your questions, however, I'm Lur K. Er, the representative of used condoms, and I'm pulling in a favor.  Hopefully, you'll recognize my constituents' valiant efforts to keep you supplied.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: squawk on 11 Feb 2008, 12:52
What the fuck kind of name is "Lur".
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 11 Feb 2008, 12:54
Well, when the doc insists that you be named while you're still halfway inside your mother's vagina...
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ruyi on 11 Feb 2008, 13:14
motherfucker?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Chrasstor on 11 Feb 2008, 13:34
Don't talk about my mother's vagina.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: imboden on 11 Feb 2008, 13:35
Go make your own sammich
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: 0bsessions on 11 Feb 2008, 13:38
If I were forum mod, the original post AND that last one would have both been edited into a detailed description of a Creed music video.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: imapiratearg on 11 Feb 2008, 13:59
I say this thread is now about soda.  I like soda.  My favorite is Dr. Pepper.

(For clarity, by soda, I mean pop, for all y'all southerners and people in the U.K..  I think they call it 'pop' in U.K..  I don't know.  Please excuse me if I am sounding ignorant right now.)

Or we can keep talking about sammiches.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 11 Feb 2008, 14:05
Actually... Southerners prefer calling it all Coke. -_-

http://popvssoda.com/


I still have no sammich... Do I have to shoot a chicken?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Dissy on 11 Feb 2008, 14:08
I'm an RC man myself.  Although, I do love me som Dr. Pepper.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: imapiratearg on 11 Feb 2008, 14:23
You could do that, I guess.  Then you could like, de-feather it, you know?  After that, you could like, butcher it and all that jazz, cook the meat, blend up the meat, and then have yourself a nice chicken salad sammich.

The reality is: no one is going to get you a sammich.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Feb 2008, 14:26
Blend up the meat.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 11 Feb 2008, 14:33
You could do that, I guess.  Then you could like, de-feather it, you know?  After that, you could like, butcher it and all that jazz, cook the meat, blend up the meat, and then have yourself a nice chicken salad sammich.

The reality is: no one is going to get you a sammich.

I realize this.  Would be nice if it happened, though... you know?  Everybody could use a sammich every now and then.

(http://static.flickr.com/11/89062106_b7db889c28.jpg)
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Feb 2008, 14:36
Why would you blend meat
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 11 Feb 2008, 14:39
Blended meat is a sin upon this earth. :(

So sayeth Another, he who blends turkey, pork, chicken, veal, beef, or any other edible meat shall be consigned to fast food servitude for all eternity.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: imapiratearg on 11 Feb 2008, 14:40
Have you ever had a chicken salad sandwich?  They're delicious.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: michaelicious on 11 Feb 2008, 14:49
What is the difference between a sandwich and a sammich?

Also, is a "sammy" in the same arena?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Feb 2008, 14:51
I think 'sammie' is a monstrously annoying word made up by Quiznos
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Alex C on 11 Feb 2008, 14:56
I first heard it used by Rachael Ray.

Man, do I hate Rachael Ray.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: michaelicious on 11 Feb 2008, 14:57
I was pretty much going to make the exact same post.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Feb 2008, 15:20
Are you calling "Chicken Salad" that hideous gluey mush that you get in hospital cafeterias where they chop up perfectly lovely chicken breast really fine and mix it up with mayonnaise and slop it on bread with a little piece of soggy iceberg lettuce?
I prefer my meat meaty.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: imapiratearg on 11 Feb 2008, 15:23
Yes.  Yes I am.  That hideous gluey mush happens to be fucking delicious on wheat bread.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 11 Feb 2008, 15:31
MEAT IS MEANT TO BE MEAT, NOT SLOP

 :-D
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: calenlass on 11 Feb 2008, 15:32
I thought they called them "fizzy drinks" in the UK.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ledhendrix on 11 Feb 2008, 15:38
Would normally just call it by its brand name, although if you were to group them all up i probably would just call them fizzy drinks.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 11 Feb 2008, 15:41
Pop is just as acceptable as fizzy drinks.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Cartilage Head on 11 Feb 2008, 15:59
Turkey is a horrible meat for sandwiches. Anyone who chooses turkey is a fool.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: sean on 11 Feb 2008, 16:12
1) Guys it is soda. Anything else and you are doing it wrong.

2) With sandwiches, if there is no roast beef, you are doing it wrong.

This is science.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Feb 2008, 16:31
Guys, these(http://www.seeveggiesdifferently.com/images/ServeImage.aspx?BID=14998&MD5=b83819c1fc79b9698f2ce18b3464cd84&w=250) plus romaine lettuce either in a pita or on a hard roll is pretty much the best sandwich ever. If you're vegetarian.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: calenlass on 11 Feb 2008, 16:37
1) Guys it is soda. Anything else and you are doing it wrong.


"Welcome to Taco Bell, can I take your order?"

"I'd like two tacos, a steak quesadilla, and a large coke."

"A large coke? What kind?"

"Mountain dew, please."

"That'll be $5.06, please."




"Hi! Thank you for calling Pizza Hut! What can I get for you today?"

"A large pizza with everything and a 2L coke."

"Alright, it'll be ready in 20 minutes!"




"Looks like all you've got here are a 28-count pack of ramen, two family-sized jars of marshmallow fluff, and two flats of Sam's Cokes. Are you sure that's everything you need?"

"Yeah, thanks."

"That's $11.60 with your member card, and thanks for shopping at Sam's!"



All exchanges I have witnessed personally in the past month.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Dissy on 11 Feb 2008, 16:38
Chicken salad is most excellent if prepared correctly.  I perfer a Ranch or a light Cesar dressing to Mayo, and it absolutely has to have Celery with it.  Dill Relish is a plus.  And its the best thng to eat on white bread.  If I'm having a nice Rye bread, I need Roast Beast.  Fo tandard wheat I'll take chicken, turkey, or Olive and Pickle loafs.


Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 11 Feb 2008, 16:53
Guys, these [Morningstar Farms Chik Patties] plus romaine lettuce either in a pita or on a hard roll is pretty much the best sandwich ever. If you're vegetarian.

Agreed.  Though I like to add a slice of tomato and some mustard.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Feb 2008, 16:55
If they had them at the food court at UMD, I would be the happiest person ever. Our veggie burgers suck, and have big honking chunks of water chestnut in them >.<
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 11 Feb 2008, 16:57
1) Guys it is soda. Anything else and you are not an American.

2) With sandwiches, if there is no lettuce or peanut butter you are doing it wrong.

This is science.

Fixed.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Johnny C on 11 Feb 2008, 17:38
"A large coke? What kind?"

"Mountain dew, please."

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2824/stunnedmh1.jpg)
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2008, 18:05
The best thing about Johnny's post is that the dude in the picture, and his av are making the exact same face.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lines on 11 Feb 2008, 18:38
Hehehe! They are.

Although I had some delicious shrimp alfredo for dinner, I want a sammich now. Preferably grilled cheese and ham, as I'm a bit chilly, but it's too late to eat anything. Tomorrow maybe!

And I say soda usually, sometimes pop, and/or the brand I want. I don't get how things like this happen: "I'll have a coke." "What kind?" "Orange Crush." Seriously. Coke is Coke, not Crush or Mt. Dew or 7UP, etc. Say what you mean!
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: michaelicious on 11 Feb 2008, 18:49
Can you actually get two tacos, a steak quesadilla, and a large drink for only $5?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Feb 2008, 18:52
Probably, taco bell is cheap shit. It's cheaper than pupuserias!
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: camelpimp on 11 Feb 2008, 19:04
Ya know, I live in Texas, and I really don't hear the "coke meaning soda" thing a whole lot.

My mother, however, still says "pop." I always found that kind of embarrassing when I was growing up. Sort of like how she would say boobies and I would have to respond snottily (as a precocious pre-teen it is my prerogative), "Mother, they're called breasts"
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: McTaggart on 11 Feb 2008, 19:07
They're called soft drinks. Coke is specifc brand of cola flavoured soft drink. Chicken in like a lime aioli is really good on turkish bread. I was brought up calling them what was pronounced 'sarmy' I have called them 'sammiches' and hated myself for it and have had them called a 'sanga' before and not taken issue with it.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Feb 2008, 19:12
A little while back I mentioned that I was not happy with Rachael Ray, a famous television personality, because of the way she spoke low of perch. I guess I never told you how my "visit" to her went. Well, it is the holidays, and I finally have some time to myself, so here is that story.

I had read on-line that Rachael Ray lives in the woods outside of New York City, so I hopped in the van and got going. I figured I could do research here and there on the way, in various "hobo cafes" where there is Internet (I could also call a few colleagues). Things went well, and I made it to New York in about fifty hours. Once in New York, I had a pretty good idea of where she lived, so I headed "upstate" to the quiet rural community she calls home.

It's a nice enough town, with pines and cedars lining the road. The air is fresh, and the last yellow silt from pollen season lines the creek beds. An old general store advertises daily specials on medicine or cloth, and tired men in honest caps walk dogs that have real problems. Two women chat as they enter what is clearly a beloved hamburger restaurant.

I like where she lives; it is a good place. This is why I do not like that she lives there. It is as though she does not Get it. She tries much too hard to please. A good country person waits to be pleased. Poverty cannot afford to dance.

After some eavesdropping behind a newspaper I hear a local man mention where her house is to a new pizza delivery boy. I start the van and head there. The light is growing dim, and I have sulfured eggs to distract her dogs.

I make a few wrong turns, out on the foggy pine forest roads, but it isn't long before I know I've found the place. I ask you, what good country family has three matching PT Cruisers. Why would she need three. I know she is married, but it just seems terrible. It makes me angry. She should not make her husband drive a PT Cruiser. No matter who he is. (Although, I have to admit, my opinion on that will soon change.)

I park the van six miles down the road, to ward off suspicion, then sprint back to their property. As I had read, there are large dogs prowling about. I reach into my fanny sack and throw two sulfured eggs as far as I can from the house. The dogs hear the cracks and sprint away. Perfect. I've injected the eggs with Haxall's Pandemonium Chlorodyne.

Now it's time to get up and look in the windows. The first thing I see, unfortunately, is her short husband using the bathroom. Before I can duck away I learn the awful truth: he is sweating, and he has jazz butt. The window is open, so I am spared no detail, no matter how quickly I try to creep away. Oh god how awful, how awful to live with Rachael Ray. How awful to watch what happens. How awful to eat what happens.

Soon I have crept around to the back deck and I see the small husband, an Italian fellow, walk delicately into the large dine-in kitchen. Rachael is there and, away from the cameras, she wears Mickey Mouse clothing from head to toe. Even her house slippers have things on them which make it clear they are a Mickey Mouse product. She stirs a large pot of something I cannot see clearly; I hear her tell the little husband that it is her "Astronaut Turkey Smackers." I do not know how something called a "smacker," or meant for astronauts, can be prepared in a large pot. It seems that outer space demands special, careful foods. I feel lost. The husband, too, has the same feeling. He sneaks off to the driveway and takes a big sip of Amstel from a hidden place in the back of the third PT Cruiser. He has done this before.

Soon the pizza delivery boy pulls into view, but he stops a hundred yards down the road. He leaves a pizza box near a fencepost, picks up a rock, and removes what looks like cash. The husband does not look in his direction, but when he has heard the boy's engine fade away he sprints to the pie and ravenously consumes several slices. He then hides the box beneath large dried cedar branches, perhaps for later. It is a gamble, as animals may eat it, but it looks to me that he lives by playing at odds. He wipes wet leaves and pine needles on his mouth, on his tongue, to hide the smells.

Rachael steps out to the front porch and yells, "JAAAAHN? JOHN-BOY? YOU OUT THERE?"

The husband panics, and yells back, "I...I was chasing a rabbit! It looked like it was hurt!"

"Well, was it?"

"I guess not, Rach, 'cause he sure got away fast!"

"Get back in here! I just got an idea for Hobgoblin Turkey Gobblers! You know, kind of a Halloween thing!"

"Sounds awesome, Rach! What's...what's in it?"

"I'll figure that out later! Come in here and try the Smackers, and quit makin' me yell. You know I'm doin' twelve shows tomorrow!"

He whispers his reply: "Sure thing, Rach!"

"WHAAAAAAT?"

"Sorry, Rach! Be there in a sec!"

The dogs finally start to howl and convulse in the woods behind the house, so they run off to see what is the matter. I am disgusted with them both; I do not want to confront this terrible situation as much as I thought I did. I want to be gone, away from these two. It is all I can do to go into the house, make myself sick on a plate, and leave it by the stove. "Amateur hour."

Not too long after that I am back in the van, headed for home. I am disappointed, and it takes me a good sixty hours to reach California. When I turn on the television, there is Rachael Ray, serving a meal of Astronaut Turkey Smackers. A telltale stain of iodine shows just past the cuff of a long shirt sleeve: she has been bitten by a crazed dog.

In a way, I have communicated with her, but I would not call it a conversation.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: sean on 11 Feb 2008, 19:17
"Mother, they're called breasts"

Aaaaaaaaaand thats a sig quote.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: jodizzle on 11 Feb 2008, 20:18
This is what I'm eating RIGHT NOW.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/100_1394.jpg)
I made it myself.  this salad contains: Asian Mix salad, Spinach leaves, grated carrot, cheese cubes, apple cubes and chopped up heated grilled chicken tenders all with a dash of lemon juice and alot of mayo.  Because I like mayo.  It is pretty delicious.  Also orange juice!

Guys...IM ETATING A MOTHERFUCKING SALAD.  Score one for eating healthy attempt.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Feb 2008, 20:23
I just made fresh blueberry muffins. I ate one hot. It was a godsend. I am still hungry. I am kind of hungry for your chicken tenderloins, but I hate mayo so that salad and I would not gel.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: jodizzle on 11 Feb 2008, 20:26
It was actually a really good salad.  I am surprised!  It was better once I ate through all the leaves and had chicken, apple and cheese at the bottom.

I just discovered those chicken tenderloins at my butcher yesterday! A pack of 8 for under $5!  Good sized chicken bits too. A+ Will buy again.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Feb 2008, 20:48
Jodie,

Express Post me that salad please.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 11 Feb 2008, 21:08
Okay for serious that Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper is ten kinds of disgusting.  It tasted like the smell of those cheap jar candles they stack near the registers in department stores around the Holidays.

Also I would like to point out that it's Dr Pepper, not Dr. Pepper.

Dr Pepper does not have a period.  Because he's a dude.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Alex C on 11 Feb 2008, 21:10
...Confession: I don't like muffins, chicken unless it's masked with something (like the aforementioned gloppy salads), any jelly filled pastry I've tried, cupcakes or very many sweet foods in general. It makes finding things I like rather difficult.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: MusicScribbles on 11 Feb 2008, 21:44
This is shameful. I feel like DavidDovey's story has been neglected. It BELONGS in this thread, and everyone is pretending that it does not exist. Shameful.
Everyone should make a point to go read it.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 11 Feb 2008, 21:45
I'm drinking a glass of this Jazz Diet Pepsi Caramel cream stuff and if nothing else, it smells extraordinary. Like, If I could have that sweet bliss of aroma around more often my life would be better
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: thehollow on 11 Feb 2008, 21:47
I haven't tried the Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper, but it sounds horrible. I did like the Cherry Vanilla stuff well enough though.

While we're talking about shitty soda flavors, Jolly Good makes some of the best sodas I've ever tried, like Pia Colada and Fruit Punch. But they also make a "Chocolate Fudge" soda, which is probably the worst beverage I've ever drank, it in no way tasted like chocolate or fudge, and was basically ass-flavored carbonated water. I think Jolly Good might only be available in Wisconsin, and I dunno if it's even still around, I haven't seen it anywhere in probably 4 years or so.

Also, that salad looks really tasty. I like salads, but I'm too lazy to make really elaborate ones, so usually I just buy bag lettuce and add some Newman's dressing.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 11 Feb 2008, 21:49
Oh, if we're talking about other brands of soda, pretty much anything fizzy and flavored apple is the best thing ever to me. Seriously, the less it tastes like real apple and more like a candy-coated sour frankenstein's monster apple the better.


Oh shit, when did I hit a thousand posts? Fuck, I was gonna do something special...
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: jhocking on 11 Feb 2008, 21:51
This is shameful. I feel like DavidDovey's story has been neglected. It BELONGS in this thread, and everyone is pretending that it does not exist. Shameful.
Everyone should make a point to go read it.
It's an uncredited lift from Achewood. He gets no love from me.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: calenlass on 11 Feb 2008, 21:55
I don't get how things like this happen: "I'll have a coke." "What kind?" "Orange Crush." Seriously. Coke is Coke, not Crush or Mt. Dew or 7UP, etc. Say what you mean!


Google "coca cola atlanta".
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 11 Feb 2008, 22:05
Actually, no, I'm with the other southerners, Coke is an all encompassing word that means nearly any carbonated beverage. the word Cola, well, it just isn't used much. I've had a conversation myself with someone like this:

Me:"Hey, Can I get you anything to drink?"
Him:"Sure, get me a Coke."
Me:"What Kind?"
Him:"Umm, I don't know, how bout a Coke?"

Note that in this sentence the second person isn't confused or in any way being sarcastic with his last sentence, that's just the way it is. Its like Homo sapiens sapiens. It's not human until you say it twice.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: thehollow on 11 Feb 2008, 22:11
Wrong. Call it pop, soda, whatever, but it's not Coke. You don't ask for a Budweiser when you want a Guinness, do you?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 11 Feb 2008, 22:15
No, but being as that's an analogy about beer it has absolutely nothing to do with what I'm talking about, which is how southerners ask for sweet carbonated beverages.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Feb 2008, 22:44
It's an uncredited lift from Achewood. He gets no love from me.

I felt it would've ruined the pathos of the story if I'd made it plainly obvious I'd nicked it from Nice Pete's blog, but now I've been outed.

Why do you hate fun, Joe Hocking?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: thehollow on 11 Feb 2008, 23:15
No, but being as that's an analogy about beer it has absolutely nothing to do with what I'm talking about, which is how southerners ask for sweet carbonated beverages.
Sorry, apparently I didn't give my analogy enough thought. This better?

You don't see people ask for a Budweiser, and then have to further clarify that they want a Guinness, do you?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 11 Feb 2008, 23:27
Man, all the food threads we ever have on the forum just make me feel kind of sick. That chicken salad thing sound so unbelievably horrible I can barely bring myself to think about it. Also, that picture of salad looked like a plate of death.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: calenlass on 11 Feb 2008, 23:36
Khar's mother once set before him a steaming bowl of oatmeal. To her dismay, he started to weep great black tears. "What's wrong, KharBevNor honey? Don't you like oatmeal?" And Khar replied, "Thanks for the big fucking steaming bowl of MURDER (http://www.onla.org/pub_plantsarepeople.html)!"
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 11 Feb 2008, 23:45
Mayo is edible genocide.

Is oatmeal American for porridge?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 11 Feb 2008, 23:47
I'm drinking a glass of this Jazz Diet Pepsi Caramel cream stuff and if nothing else, it smells extraordinary. Like, If I could have that sweet bliss of aroma around more often my life would be better

My friends have mocked me for drinking this until I force them to try it.  Subsequent snack runs then revolve around which convenience stores carry Pepsi Jazz.

I don't usually advocate mixing good whiskey, but Caramel Cream Pepsi and Jameson* tastes like a cupful of fucking sunshine and makes me glow from the inside out.

*mostly the Jameson
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: BobJoeJim on 12 Feb 2008, 01:08
Tonight's dinner menu included garlic bread.  We had a decent amount of garlic butter left over.  Desert was chocolate brownies.  I just slathered a brownie in garlic butter. OM NOM FUCKING NOM!!!!  I forget who it was that suggested the combination of chocolate and garlic in that thread where we were talking about cookies, but THANK YOU!
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Dissy on 12 Feb 2008, 06:26
Is oatmeal American for porridge?

Depends, is porridge made from whole Oats?  Oatmeal is fuckin' awesome
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Feb 2008, 06:38
Yes, it is pretty much porridge.

I made mi goreng noodles with tuna, sweet chilli and mayo for dinner. It was a good meal made quickly and efficiently. It was eaten with company while watching a film. There is a 86% chance that I will do this same thing again tomorrow.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: HellStorm on 12 Feb 2008, 07:39
I think the correct word is 'sarnie'
And the other one is '<insert drink here?>'
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 12 Feb 2008, 13:14
Sorry, apparently I didn't give my analogy enough thought. This better?

You don't see people ask for a Budweiser, and then have to further clarify that they want a Guinness, do you?

Not really, since its not as if Budweiser was one of the first beers ever invented. See, Coke however was one of the first mass-produced carbonated non alchoholic beverages on the market, and so its name in the South is synonymous with all carbonated beverages. Why can't you just accept that its the way we talk?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 12 Feb 2008, 19:00
Because honestly, it's disheartening to see them consciously continuing the stereotype that southerners are stupid rednecks.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: RedLion on 12 Feb 2008, 20:39
It also makes no sense. If someone said "Get me Coke," and I brought them, you know, a Coke, and they responded "What? No, I wanted a Mountain Dew!" I would punch them.

In the eye.

Repeatedly.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 12 Feb 2008, 21:23
no, ya see, that doesn't happen, due to the further clarification rule of you saying "What kind." The conversation would actually go thusly:

Waiter: "What can I get you to drink?"
Southerner: "I'll have a Coke."
Waiter: "Okay. I'll be back with your drink in a minute."
Southerner: "Now wait a minute, aren't you going to ask me what kind?"

Edit: And really, that's what depresses you about the south and the reinforcement of the Southern stereotype? It can't be any of the other obvious myriad problems and stereotypical things that we do or are said to do?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 05:29
Guys it is just a colloquialism. It grew out of the fact that actually Coke was the first carbonated beverage to be marketed in America (1886, anyone?), and since it came out of Atlanta, and in fact still is based there, the locals tend to refer to every carbonated beverage as a "coke".

I do not see how it makes us stupid rednecks. How many times have you asked someone for a Kleenex, when you actually meant whatever brand of facial tissue they happen to have on hand? How many times have you referred to knock-off brands of cereal by their better-known brand name? In the UK I have heard people ask for a pack of Durex and be asked "what kind you want, mate". Scotch Tape (or Sellotape in the UK) is the same way - you actually mean some cheap plastic sticky tape that you use for gift wrapping or hanging things from doors that you can take off easily, but you don't always actually get that kind. It is the same damn thing.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: 0bsessions on 13 Feb 2008, 06:49
The difference, Katie, being that you don't fucking taste scotch tape and kleenex. I do both, but a tissue is a tissue and transparent tape is transparent tape, but a Sprite is not a Coke. If I were working in a restaraunt and I were expected to ask "what kind?" when someone ordered a Coke, I would slap them in the mouth for being an idiot.

For one thing, one would be dopey enough to ask for a soda or a pop in a restaraunt rather than specifying which and save us both thirty seconds. It gets even worse when you run into the confusion factor it arises. If someone asks me for a Kleenex, it's unlikely that someone will say "wait, aren't you going to ask me what kind of kleenex I want, you idiot?" It just doesn't happen.

The Budwieser one, regardless of the fact it wasn't the first beer out there, was a good example. Another would be someone telling you "Hey, I want to play pong" and then getting indignant when they bring you Pong instead of Legend of Zelda. Bluntly speaking, it IS a stupid mannerism. Just because it's prevalent in the South doesn't mean the rest of the country has to respect it, regardless of its inherent idiocy.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 07:23
The Budweiser one was not a good example. It just so happens that no one asks for a type of beer that they do not actually mean. Guinness is a lager; Budweiser is piss. They are inherently different, especially since often people who like one do not like the other; however, you will notice that we call them both "beer"! This is because they share some similarities in both characteristics and how they are made!

The Pong example is also not good, because there isn't any game that is relatively similar to Pong except Pong (and Pong II or whatever). The thing about soft drinks is that they are all carbonated and sweet. So we happen to refer to them by a single word that happens to be a brand name. So what? I mean, seriously, you know we could work on coming up with an overarching term for beer AND soft drinks, because they are kind of similar, did you notice? They are both fizzy and recreationally consumed!

I do not see why this one illogical inconsistency sets everyone off! It just happens this way; why everyone can't go "oh, the south is so silly!" and move on is beyond me. I also do not understand how it makes us stupid rednecks. It is a pretty deeply-ingrained habit, I would say, that predates anyone calling anything "pop" or "soda", given that those words were applied to the concoction in question long after the word "coke" was around. Everyone calls them something different (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_drink_naming_conventions)! Just because we happen to use the word that was there first that happens to be a brand name doesn't mean we are wrong!



Oh, and by the way, Jon, I think you'll find that the Puffs moisturized tissues will do a better job of saving your nose next time you have a cold than Kleenex. There is a difference.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 07:54
Guinness is not in fact a lager.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 07:58
What is it, then? I thought it was. People keep telling me it is. I do not in fact like it at all.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 13 Feb 2008, 08:10
It's a stout, a kind of dark ale, as I recall.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 08:14
A stout is indeed the correct term.

Lager is pale and fizzy. Budweiser is, in fact, a lager.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 08:15
Man I thought lagers were dark and murky and stuff.

Whatever. Good to know, I guess?
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Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Feb 2008, 09:51
I grew up calling all fizzy drinks Coke and I am neither from the South nor a Stupid Redneck. Eventually, I realized a lot of other people don't do that and just call them whatever I feel like at the time, often "sodey pop" to make fun of people who don't call it Coke. I don't really give a crap what people call it. To me, 'pop' or 'fizzy drink' or 'carbonated beverage' are the only things that actually makes sense to call all that type of stuff, since soda water never enters the equation at all.

Judging people on a regional vocabulary is pretty shit.
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Post by: Alex C on 13 Feb 2008, 10:04
I don't think it makes southerners stupid rednecks, it just makes them a pain in the ass at times, something they have in common with practically everyone else on the planet.
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Post by: Lines on 13 Feb 2008, 10:43
I am not making fun of the south and I am not calling southerners stupid rednecks. And I am well aware that Coke originated in Atlanta having visited the museum there when I was younger. What I am saying is that it does not make sense to add an extra step in there when what you want is not Coke at all. It wastes time. If someone were to order a coke from me, my response would be either "Ok, be right back with your Coke." or "We don't have Coke products, is Pepsi (or whatever brand) ok?" Coke is a brand. If I'm looking for a pair of running shoes, I don't ask for Nike when I really want Adidas. Maybe this is because I'm not from the south, but none of the people I've met that live down there or are from there, both friends and family, ask for a Coke instead of a soda/pop/*specific brand*, so it doesn't seem practical to me. And no, they are not the same. Colas and rootbeers may be the same color, but they all taste different. If I wanted a Coke and someone gave me a Pepsi, I'd be pissed, because Pepsi is fucking nasty.

Essentially what that paragraph means is: It doesn't make sense to me, but it definitely doesn't make people who call every soda Coke stupid. I don't think it makes ordering drinks efficient for your server and it causes confusion for other people who don't know the lingo.

tl;dr

I don't really care what you call it. Your Coke is my soda. Whatevs.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 11:15
Man, if only you people could develop as much passion about, say, the genocide in Darfur as you can about what you call a fucking carbonated beverage.
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Post by: jhocking on 13 Feb 2008, 11:20
I mean, seriously, you know we could work on coming up with an overarching term for beer AND soft drinks, because they are kind of similar, did you notice? They are both fizzy and recreationally consumed
As a matter of fact, this is where the term "soft drink" comes from. Beer is a hard drink because it contains alcohol, so to contrast them with beer sodas are referred to as soft drinks. Following this logic, both hard and soft drinks are kinds of drinks.
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Post by: Eli on 13 Feb 2008, 11:23
I'm from SE Georgia and I've never heard anyone use "coke" to encompass all carbonated beverages. I've been all over the Southeast and have never heard someone say "Which kind?" when I ask for a Coke. Now, "coke" could mean Coca-cola, Sam's Cola, or Pepsi, but not all sodas. When I'm talking about all carbonated beverages, I say soda.
Saying "tea" always meant sweet tea. Now that I live in Colorado, I am sad that most places don't have sweet tea. They have some fruity tea or just hot tea.

Also: http://popvssoda.com:2998/
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 11:30
Man, if only you people could develop as much passion about, say, the genocide in Darfur as you can about what you call a fucking carbonated beverage.


Seriously.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 11:31
I mean, seriously, you know we could work on coming up with an overarching term for beer AND soft drinks, because they are kind of similar, did you notice? They are both fizzy and recreationally consumed
As a matter of fact, this is where the term "soft drink" comes from. Beer is a hard drink because it contains alcohol, so to contrast them with beer sodas are referred to as soft drinks. Following this logic, both hard and soft drinks are kinds of drinks.


Yes but see they are both quite different than, say, milk or lemonade (lemon squash or whatever it is).
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Post by: Johnny C on 13 Feb 2008, 13:20
Man, if only you people could develop as much passion about, say, the genocide in Darfur as you can about what you call a fucking carbonated beverage.

Tremendously presumptuous, innit?
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Post by: imapiratearg on 13 Feb 2008, 13:30
What have I done?
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Post by: Doug S. Machina on 13 Feb 2008, 13:56
Dr Pepper does not have a period.  Because he's a dude.

 :laugh:

1) Guys it is soda. Anything else and you are not an American.

This is science.

Fixed.

Thank you. Bloody American cultural imperialist. Surely there is no irony or hypocrasy in a Briton complaining that.

While we're talking about shitty soda flavors, Jolly Good ... make a "Chocolate Fudge" soda, which is probably the worst beverage I've ever drank, it in no way tasted like chocolate or fudge, and was basically ass-flavored carbonated water.

Nothing chocolate-flavoured ever tastes good, unless it's, y'know, chocolate.


The coke thing: kind of stupid. As if you asked for a burger and a coffee, then said "I meant a cooked breakfast and a tea."

Man, if only you people could develop as much passion about, say, the genocide in Darfur as you can about what you call a fucking carbonated beverage.

You are absolutely right. But the Coke is being sold in your town, and Darfur is a long way away.
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Post by: sean on 13 Feb 2008, 14:07
Thank you. Bloody American cultural imperialist. Surely there is no irony or hypocrasy in a Briton complaining that.

Dude that statement was sarcasm to the max. I thought the "This is science" statement would be absurd enough to tip people off. Oh well, the internet is a shitty place for sarcasm in all forms.

However there is truth to the roast beef part of my statement. If you are having cold cuts without roast beef, you truly are doing something wrong. 
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 14:10
Yes but see they are both quite different than, say, milk or lemonade (lemon squash or whatever it is).

I feel it would be a good thing to point out at this juncture that beer does not have to be fizzy you uncultured animals.
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Post by: Doug S. Machina on 13 Feb 2008, 14:22
Thank you. Bloody American cultural imperialist. Surely there is no irony or hypocrasy in a Briton complaining that.

Dude that statement was sarcasm to the max. I thought the "This is science" statement would be absurd enough to tip people off. Oh well, the internet is a shitty place for sarcasm in all forms.

However there is truth to the roast beef part of my statement. If you are having cold cuts without roast beef, you truly are doing something wrong. 

Dude, my statement was sarcasm to the max, too. That proves your third sentence.

I'll agree on the magnificance of roast beef, though. Hell, according to the French, I am le rosbif.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 15:54
Yes but see they are both quite different than, say, milk or lemonade (lemon squash or whatever it is).

I feel it would be a good thing to point out at this juncture that beer does not have to be fizzy you uncultured animals.

You can surmise what kinds of beer I have had in my life! Suffice to say that I hated all of them!
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Post by: Lines on 13 Feb 2008, 16:36
That's because beer is gross! (Not really, but a lot of the beer I've had was yucky. Some was good, though.)

Cold roast beef? Blah. Ham, salami, turkey, and cappocolla (deliciousness) are all delicious meats on cold sammiches. So is chicken. Beef should be warm. And preferably on a roll covered in provolone. Mmm.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 17:22
Cold roast beef is awesome, but maybe a little dry. My preferred roast beef sandwich involves a light buttering of the bread and some redcurrant jelly.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 17:55
Guys I might just be weird but has anyone else ever made a salad out of just toppings? Like, cherry tomatoes and shredded carrots and broccoli bits and some bacon bits and cheese and olives and croutons and salad dressing? Because seriously I am eating one right now and it is so good. Like I make them a lot (I like all the toppings, just not the lettuce), but this one is a honey-mustard dressing with black olives and some cheddar and some kind of garlic cheese and baby carrots I managed to snap in half and snooty Parmesan Croutons and it might be the best one I've ever had.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Feb 2008, 17:57
I am so hungry for this right now.
(http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/images/quesadilla_blackbean.jpg)
black bean quesadilla....
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Post by: pen on 13 Feb 2008, 18:10
Katie, I've made salads like that before, except minus the dressing because I have yet to find a dressing I actually like. 
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 18:24
What kinds have you had?
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 20:48
The concept of salad is pretty horrid to me.
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Post by: thehollow on 13 Feb 2008, 21:09
salads are pretty great. I like pretty much all kinds, from an overloaded caesar salad with tons of toppings and veggies to just bag lettuce with dressing on it. I like basically all dressings except ranch, although my favorite is probably just oil & vinegar. My host family when I studied in spain served really great salads at least once daily,  exclusively with oil & vinegar as dressing. Since coming back to the states I can no longer eat ranch dressing on salads, it's just way too rich. Also, Newman's Own creamy caesar is probably the best pre-made dressing I've had.
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Post by: BobJoeJim on 13 Feb 2008, 21:11
The absolute best* salad dressing is a simple oil and vinegar mix (olive and balsamic, of course).

*Translation: My personal favorite, purely an opinion, and in no way a value judgment about those who may be foolish enough to incorrectly disagree with me.
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Post by: Johnny C on 13 Feb 2008, 21:23
The concept of salad is pretty horrid to me.

What concept of salad has been explained to you that it is horrid?
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Post by: tania on 13 Feb 2008, 21:31
today my housemate mashed up an onion, a potato, and tomato sauce in a bowl and called it a salad. he then ate it.

true story!
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Post by: jhocking on 13 Feb 2008, 21:34
So, anyone like tossing the salad?
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 21:53
What concept of salad has been explained to you that it is horrid?

The one where you take some leaves and bits of onion and carrot and tomato and cucumber and such and then pour foul oily shit over it all and then eat them. Then sometimes people who are truly in league with utter evil add particularly vomit-inducing things like coleslaw or salad cream or something.
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 22:08
Oily? Ew, no.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 22:10
Salad dressing is not, in fact, made of oil and vinegar?
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Post by: calenlass on 13 Feb 2008, 22:11
Not all of it, no. Ew.

Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salad_dressing#Dressings).
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Post by: ruyi on 13 Feb 2008, 22:19
...pretty much all of those are oil-based, you know.

khar, do you just not like vinegar maybe?
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 22:22
No, I do not enjoy supping on Satans own urine.
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Post by: Johnny C on 13 Feb 2008, 22:53
...pretty much all of those are oil-based, you know.

Including the mayo/yoghurt-based ones?

No, I do not enjoy supping on Satans own urine.

Shame, devil piss is great on fries.

Khar have you ever tried a Caesar salad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_salad)?
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 22:56
Doesn't look too bad. Maybe if you got rid of the lettuce, severely held back on the worcestershire sauce and used a nicer cheese.
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Post by: ruyi on 13 Feb 2008, 22:57
mayonnaise is essentially vegetable oil. i think i looked at the nutrition information for a packet of mayo once - virtually all of the calories come from fat.
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Post by: Alex C on 13 Feb 2008, 23:10
Yeah, it's all oil and egg yolks.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Feb 2008, 23:11
Oil, egg yolks, and PURE HELL
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 23:12
I support this girls opinion on mayonnaise.
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Post by: Alex C on 13 Feb 2008, 23:14
Same here. I already went on the record about my dislike of mayonaise on the Good Eats thread. I think I was ripping on Paula Dean and the freakish amounts of the stuff she uses at the time.

Oddly though, I don't mind a good hollandaise sauce, although it does have a considerably richer flavor even if they are related sauces.
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Post by: Storm Rider on 13 Feb 2008, 23:27
Mayonnaise is disgusting and probably created by somebody with a deep-seated hatred of mankind.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 23:28
Guys can we link hands?

Maybe dance in a circle a little?
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Post by: thehollow on 13 Feb 2008, 23:29
I like mayo in small amounts, but copious amounts of it are disgusting. Most places really glob it on whatever you order, so I usually have to tell them to go easy on the stuff. Subway's the worst. Even when I tell them to put less on my sub they add a shitload, so I generally just leave it off.
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Post by: BobJoeJim on 13 Feb 2008, 23:30
While plain mayonnaise is certainly disgusting, there are certain limited uses of it which are definitely worthwhile.  Also, a well made aioli (which IS a word, Firefox, whether you put a red line under it or not) is a fantastic thing.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Feb 2008, 23:30
I cannot even really stand to look at mayonnaise. I mean, it just looks so fucking nasty.
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Post by: michaelicious on 13 Feb 2008, 23:36
I think I was ripping on Paula Dean

omg hdu
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Post by: Johnny C on 13 Feb 2008, 23:46
Mayonnaise straight-up is nasty, and in most situations is nasty. Turned into ranch dressing it's delicious.

Ranch dressing is the proverbial gold nugget in mayonnaise's giant pile of shit.
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Post by: thehollow on 13 Feb 2008, 23:56
Ranch is gross as a dressing, although I do like it as a dip for stuff like fries and wings and such.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 14 Feb 2008, 00:03
I wikied ranch dressing.

Why must you people put such foulness in your mouths whilst living on the same planet as me?
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Feb 2008, 00:23
Because it is tasty on wings and veggies!
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Post by: KharBevNor on 14 Feb 2008, 00:45
I googled and found this:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/156571605_0ea4910478.jpg)

What the fuck people, what the fuck.
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Post by: Johnny C on 14 Feb 2008, 00:54
I do not condone ranch fountains.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Feb 2008, 01:30
What the hell you people why do have such an irrational hatred of perfectly good foods (and in some cases truly excellent ones). Are you like, 5 years old or something?
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Post by: Johnny C on 14 Feb 2008, 01:32
Khar's British, they invented Blood Sausage. He's skewed to begin with.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Feb 2008, 01:46
Oh that reminds me, Khar said this

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Bread sauce

in another thread.

What the hell, Britain, why do you punish yourselves? Are you really that guilty about colonialism that you have to make yourselves eat the blandest, most horrifying foods thinkable?

Bread.

Sauce.

Geez.
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Post by: calenlass on 14 Feb 2008, 01:53
what the fuck is bread sauce


i bet spaghetti sauce it betters
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Post by: KharBevNor on 14 Feb 2008, 02:01
Bread sauce is made from bread, milk, onion and cloves mainly I think. It is a traditional type accompaniement to roast chicken or turkey, to moisten and so forth, and it is fucking delicious.

I don't have any irrational hatreds of foods. I only dislike foods that taste like fucking shit.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Feb 2008, 02:03
No Khar, you're stupid and your tastebuds are stupid.

Poo-head.
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Post by: BobJoeJim on 14 Feb 2008, 02:27
While I have some major disagreements with Khar as to what constitutes good food, I have to admit that bread  sauce (http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/traditional-bread-sauce,1053,RC.html) actually looks quite good, now that I've Googled it.  Prior to that I thought it sounded incredibly stupid.  Yay for learning new things!  Especially new culinary things!
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Post by: Doug S. Machina on 14 Feb 2008, 03:26
Oh that reminds me, Khar said this

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Bread sauce

in another thread.

What the hell, Britain, why do you punish yourselves? Are you really that guilty about colonialism that you have to make yourselves eat the blandest, most horrifying foods thinkable?

Bread.

Sauce.

Geez.

I won't stand for that, we take the blood of pigs and make black pudding! (http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mostof_blackpudding.shtml)

Though this is less of a culinary delicacy than an efficient way to a heart attack.
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Post by: Liz on 14 Feb 2008, 07:00
Mayo = yuck.

Ranch = yum.

Also bread sauce does sound pretty good. Basically it seems like a more liquid form of stuffing, with the bread crumbs and such involved.
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Post by: KharBevNor on 14 Feb 2008, 07:07
You have it pretty much nailed!
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Post by: jhocking on 14 Feb 2008, 07:41
All this talk of bread sauce is reminding me of my latest lunchtime obsession: hearty soups in bread bowls. I don't know if they've always had 'em and I just never noticed, or if it's a new thing lately, but I've been finding that all of the sandwich places around where I work have soups in bread bowls. My favorite thus far is the cream of chicken from Panera; although I don't like their sandwiches, their soup is delicious.
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Post by: Lines on 14 Feb 2008, 08:17
Panera has some good breadbowls. Their broccoli cheese is awesome.

Though I don't hate mayo based things, like ranch dressing, mayo all by itself is nasty. Seriously. Egg whites, oil, and lemon juice/vinegar to bleach it out? Ew. And it looks nasty, especially when people put on too much and it oozes from their sandwich. Gross.

Personally my favorite dressing on salads is Italian. I'm really picky about what kinds, because I like them to have flavor and not just taste like oil and vinegar.
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Post by: pen on 14 Feb 2008, 08:29
What kinds have you had?

Every kind people ever have on their salads?  Italian, Ranch, Russian, Thousand Island, Greek, all sorts of light dressings, balsamic vinegrette, you name it.  None of it is appealing to me, but it's okay because I actually enjoy the taste of vegetables. 

As for mayonnaise, the only thing I'll put it on is tuna fish, and even at that, I prefer sunflower oil.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 14 Feb 2008, 09:24
Personally my favorite dressing on salads is Italian. I'm really picky about what kinds, because I like them to have flavor and not just taste like oil and vinegar.

I'm with you, Linds.  I like spiced Italian dressing, too.  But when I was living in Italy, the absolute only salad dressing I saw was oil and vinegar, sans other condiments.  I don't know if it's really a misnomer, or if Southern Italians are more creative with their salad fixings than the people I was living with.  Needless to say, it's put me off the just-oil-and-vinegar type of Italian dressing for at least a couple of years.
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Post by: Johnny C on 14 Feb 2008, 10:00
My favourite part so far is this:

Doesn't look too bad. Maybe if you got rid of the lettuce, severely held back on the worcestershire sauce and used a nicer cheese.

Khar suggests that a good salad would be croutons, cheese and dressing.
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Post by: Dissy on 14 Feb 2008, 11:15
Bread sauce is made from bread, milk, onion and cloves mainly I think. It is a traditional type accompaniement to roast chicken or turkey, to moisten and so forth, and it is fucking delicious.

I don't have any irrational hatreds of foods. I only dislike foods that taste like fucking shit.

It actually is quite good.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 14 Feb 2008, 12:07
Guys, ranch dressing is pretty toxic, even if it is pretty tasty.

Also, mayonnaise is essential for deviled eggs and is, as such, wonderful.
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Post by: StreetSpirit on 14 Feb 2008, 12:10
Mayonnaise definitely has a proper place as a condiment, especially true mayonnaise as opposed to the altered, preservative filled ones that are often found at grocery stores. I personally think it compliments artichokes well!

Two tasty condiments that add wonderful touches to sandwiches and the like: hummus and pesto!
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 14 Feb 2008, 12:49
I pretty much like everything that everyone else on this thread says is nasty. but really, people from England, do you have any room to talk whatsoever about nasty food. I mean, don't you have things like lard pies or something?
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Feb 2008, 13:06
All I know is I love salsas (corn and black bean in particular), pico de gallo, Szechuan food (when done well; nothing is worse than bad szechuan)  and Thai cooking in general. Most of the things here have sounded rather bland, to be honest.
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Post by: Lines on 14 Feb 2008, 13:19
Pico is awesome. It's pretty easy to make and seeing as how fresh things taste so much better, pico tastes pretty awesome. And red posted a black bean quesadilla, which usually isn't bland! (I don't know what else is in it, but if it has what I would put in it, it'd taste pretty damn good, especially with pico.)
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 14 Feb 2008, 13:25
well usually if you're making refried black beans you're going to add cumin, salt, and possibly cayennes pepper at the very least. Cumin is one of the best spices in the world and it makes everything taste good pretty much.
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Post by: thehollow on 14 Feb 2008, 13:55
oh man i love hummus! I'm actually eating some right now with a bunch of wheat thins, and it's pretty great.
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Post by: HellStorm on 14 Feb 2008, 14:12
I love mayo =]
It is indeed amazing.
Anyways I am proud of myself today, for I made a 5 course meal for my friends parents
My friend and I made an appetiser of olives on sticks, a starter of prawn cocktail, a main course of steak + kidney pudding with chips and garnish, pudding which was pancakes, and 'afters'
We were originally gonna have veg with the maincourse, but due to 'technical difficulties' (i.e. we couldn't work the microwave) She saved the day with her garnish making skills (she works as a salad chopper in a hotel)
It was really fun, and we got huge bowls of prawn cocktail, and we had pancakes.  I love left overs =]
It was all pretty awesome =D
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Feb 2008, 14:25
Okay, I'm convinced the above was scientifically designed to include as many foods that I'm not really fond of into one post as possible. Then again, I'm like the only person I know who doesn't like shrimp/prawn cocktail or pancakes, so maybe that's just me.
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Post by: sean on 14 Feb 2008, 14:43
Watch, as with this statement, I top all of your irrational hatred of foods.

I hate ketchup.

Seriously why the fuck do people like this stuff? Everything about it is just... revolting.
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Feb 2008, 14:49
Lots of people don't like ketchup. Try harder.
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Post by: jhocking on 14 Feb 2008, 14:51
I hate ketchup and my fiancee used to work for Heinz. Oh the irony.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Feb 2008, 15:10
I am not really fond of sauce as a whole, except for a good jus on red meat.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: sean on 14 Feb 2008, 15:13
Lots of people don't like ketchup. Try harder.

I have not met a single person in my entire life who hates ketchup aside from me. Joe Hocking is the fist person I have seen to feel the same way on this matter.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 14 Feb 2008, 15:57
I pretty much like everything that everyone else on this thread says is nasty. but really, people from England, do you have any room to talk whatsoever about nasty food. I mean, don't you have things like lard pies or something?

Well, speaking as people from England, we have  lardy cake  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lardy_cake)and  dripping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dripping). Also worth mentioning is  pie and mash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_and_mash), even more so is that we've let the whole world in, with Indian, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Bangledeshi food and who knows what else, so now we don't have to eat dripping. (There are very good things about British cooking, I'm told, but it has less comedy value. Apart from Heston Blumenthal.)
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ummmkay on 14 Feb 2008, 16:56
I hated ketchup my whole entire life until a couple of months ago! Now I find it tolerable instead of revolting.

I like mayonnaise in moderation. And salads! Especially Caesar salads! This is making me hungry.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ViolentDove on 14 Feb 2008, 17:25
All I know is I love salsas (corn and black bean in particular), pico de gallo, Szechuan food (when done well; nothing is worse than bad szechuan)  and Thai cooking in general. Most of the things here have sounded rather bland, to be honest.

I had this crazy prawn with szechuan pepper and chillies thing the other day. It blew my mind. Your mouth goes through the various stages of:

1) Mmm, sweet
2) Mmm, spicey
3) What the fuck, my mouth has gone numb, what the hell is this stuff?
4) Now my mouth is kind of numb but I still have a pleasant spicy sensation from the chillies.
5) ...!

Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: calenlass on 14 Feb 2008, 19:37
All this talk of bread sauce is reminding me of my latest lunchtime obsession: hearty soups in bread bowls. I don't know if they've always had 'em and I just never noticed, or if it's a new thing lately, but I've been finding that all of the sandwich places around where I work have soups in bread bowls. My favorite thus far is the cream of chicken from Panera; although I don't like their sandwiches, their soup is delicious.


I believe I remember my parents taking my sisters and me to The Atlanta Bread Company sundays after church for Broccoli and Cheese or Tomato Soup breadbowls when I was either 9 or 10? I dunno. At least 10 years ago. Highlight of my week when I was that age, though.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Alex C on 14 Feb 2008, 19:49
Ah, yeah, I see you know exactly what I'm talking about ViolentDove. Such dishes are delicious, but the spices involved are frightening stuff in the wrong hands.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: jhocking on 14 Feb 2008, 20:18
Joe Hocking is the fist person I have seen to feel the same way on this matter.
Well I don't really hate it I suppose. It's not like the flavor makes me gag or anything, just that I'd never choose to use ketchup. And even that has one rather specific exception: corndogs (not that I eat corndogs often.) Everything else (burgers, hot dogs, french fries, etc.) hold the ketchup please.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Liz on 14 Feb 2008, 20:21
Ranch dressing has almost completely replaced ketchup in my condiment diet. The only thing I use ketchup on now is meatloaf.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Storm Rider on 14 Feb 2008, 21:03
Joe Hocking is the fist person I have seen to feel the same way on this matter.
Well I don't really hate it I suppose. It's not like the flavor makes me gag or anything, just that I'd never choose to use ketchup. And even that has one rather specific exception: corndogs (not that I eat corndogs often.) Everything else (burgers, hot dogs, french fries, etc.) hold the ketchup please.

I also take my food without ketchup. Why ruin a good burger with it?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 14 Feb 2008, 21:44
From the Wikipediea article:
"Pork dripping is served cold to be spread on bread (bread and dripping), particularly for breakfast. In parts of Yorkshire, this is known as a "mucky fat" sandwich. It is also served on toast with salt, also mainly for breakfast."

In response to Khar's bashing of American food, what the FUCK England? Why the hell would you torture yourself by eating this crap?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ruyi on 14 Feb 2008, 22:04
i don't dislike ketchup, but i rarely use it because i like substituting guacamole instead. seriously, guacamole burgers are so good.

my diet the past week or so has been salad, hot water, and pb&j sandwiches, with little exception. mostly pb&j.

this is kind of a problem. but it makes me so happy!
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2008, 22:30
I substitute tomato sauce with Hommus all the time.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Gemmwah on 14 Feb 2008, 23:29
From the Wikipediea article:
"Pork dripping is served cold to be spread on bread (bread and dripping), particularly for breakfast. In parts of Yorkshire, this is known as a "mucky fat" sandwich. It is also served on toast with salt, also mainly for breakfast."

In response to Khar's bashing of American food, what the FUCK England? Why the hell would you torture yourself by eating this crap?

Oh please, dripping is one of the most disgusting foods to ever exist. Truly horrible. It smells and it's greasy and watching someone eat it is rather akin to watching someone eating vomit on toast and enjoying it. Gross.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 15 Feb 2008, 06:49
In response to Khar's bashing of American food, what the FUCK England? Why the hell would you torture yourself by eating this crap?

You're talking about Yorkshire, man. Yorkshire requires special dispensation, on account of being so depressing and northern, though it is the place of origin of the Yorkshire Pudding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_pudding) which is a staple of a good Sunday Roast, which is awesome food. Roast beef, a bit of gravy, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes with thyme, some vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cabbage,  peas, whatever, and some redcurrant jelly, is pretty hard shit to beat. Then there are things like fish and chips, steak and ale pie, stews and hotpots, full english breakfast, shepherds pie, fishermans pie and so forth. Then there are biscuits and cream teas and a large variety of cakes and so on and so on. Also do not forget that the sandwich is a British invention, nor overlook the British iterations on Chinese and Indian cuisine! Traditional British food may be somewhat simple and unadorned, but that does not really make it bland. There is a great bit in Notes From a Small Island where Bill Bryson admires the English for being the only nation in the world where people can get genuinely excited about jam, and where he opines that it is better to be able to genuinely enjoy toasted tea cakes and digestive biscuits than to 'cram tactile pleasure into all your orifices non-stop until your taste buds die' is I believe the phrase he uses.

Also, the British make the best beer in the world, and I will fight any man, woman or child who says otherwise.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 15 Feb 2008, 10:46
In response to Khar's bashing of American food, what the FUCK England? Why the hell would you torture yourself by eating this crap?

I might take this for my sig quote.
The point of eating this food is to remind yourself of the terrible, bleak life we must endure.  :laugh:

KharBevNor is right on all points.

I'm not trying to stir things up again, but how are we being critised on our food by the nation that gave the Golden Arches?  :evil:
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: calenlass on 15 Feb 2008, 11:04
Dude do not bash the Mickie D's. They make some damn fine hotcakes.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Ozymandias on 15 Feb 2008, 11:05
I have to agree with Khar. England, while not the land of lavish spices and exotic dishes, is the land of tasty food in a very satisfying way. A simple beef and potato pasty is one of my favorite things to eat for dinner.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: sean on 15 Feb 2008, 11:57
Dude do not bash the Mickie D's. They make some damn fine hotcakes.

And that's about all they can do right.
... Well the hash browns are good too. I'll give them that too.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 15 Feb 2008, 12:02
Guys McDonalds is tangibly evil. Why would you ever eat McDonalds?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Tom on 15 Feb 2008, 12:08
It's convenient, they made sure of it.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: öde on 15 Feb 2008, 12:12
People do plenty of shit things because they're convenient.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lines on 15 Feb 2008, 12:26
McDonalds. I love chicken nuggets, but when I was little, I had a hard time eating theirs. I would break open every one to make sure if it was white meat. If they weren't, I wouldn't eat them, because to picky eaters, those things were very very questionable.

But now they are white meat, so it's ok. But other places have better nuggets! Like Chik-Fil-A! BECAUSE IT'S OBVIOUS IT'S REAL CHICKEN.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: pen on 15 Feb 2008, 12:30
Do you realize you've probably inspired Jon to drag me to go get some this weekend? Now I'm just going to have to listen to him talking about how wonderful it is for hours until he gets it.  Thanks a lot.  Seriously. That's less time I need to hear about how wonderful he is.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 15 Feb 2008, 12:31
It's convenient, they made sure of it.

So is just doing a shit in the middle of the street rather than looking for a toilet. I don't see your point.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 15 Feb 2008, 12:47
nor overlook the British iterations on Chinese

dude
wait
what
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: supersheep on 15 Feb 2008, 12:54
Man, if only you people could develop as much passion about, say, the genocide in Darfur as you can about what you call a fucking carbonated beverage.

Sigged. Also, I eat mayonnaise on bread on its own. OM NOM NOM NOM.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lines on 15 Feb 2008, 13:15
Do you realize you've probably inspired Jon to drag me to go get some this weekend? Now I'm just going to have to listen to him talking about how wonderful it is for hours until he gets it.  Thanks a lot.  Seriously. That's less time I need to hear about how wonderful he is.

Damn. That is serious. I apologize. Talk to him about shoes. Maybe that topic will either shut him up or at least lead away from chicken and himself.

Chipotle sounds really good right now. I know I'm going to a Mexican-style restaurant (no, not authentic, but still delicious), but I just want Chipotle. Stuff is addictive.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: valley_parade on 15 Feb 2008, 13:21
Do you realize you've probably inspired Jon to drag me to go get some this weekend? Now I'm just going to have to listen to him talking about how wonderful it is for hours until he gets it.  Thanks a lot.  Seriously. That's less time I need to hear about how wonderful he is.

I seem to remember someone that wasn't Jon calling me and telling me how amazing Chick-Fil-A was.

But who was it? HMMM??
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 15 Feb 2008, 16:18
dude
wait
what

What, you think the chinese food in Britain would be recognisable to anyone from China?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 15 Feb 2008, 16:37
I'm pretty sure that was his point.
That is it bad.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 15 Feb 2008, 17:05
Perhaps, but Chinese food, and Indian (and I don't know what else), was adapted for British tastes, or because the right ingredients weren't available. I rememer hearing that lemon chicken is foriegn to actually Chinese chefs.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KvP on 15 Feb 2008, 17:12
dude
wait
what

What, you think the chinese food in Britain would be recognisable to anyone from China?
It's worse in America (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/09/opinion/09Ferretti.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Chinese+Cuisine&st=nyt&oref=slogin), dude.

I spent $15 on a number of orders of vietnamese spring and crystal (non-fried) rolls for my family last night, and they didn't include the sauces. The sauces are the best part. Nobody ate them. I hate it when that happens.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: pen on 15 Feb 2008, 17:16
I seem to remember someone that wasn't Jon calling me and telling me how amazing Chick-Fil-A was.

But who was it? HMMM??

It was good, but I wouldn't talk about it for hours on end.  I will comment and say it was fucking delicious, but I have more important things to talk about... shoes and other things that make me look cute.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KvP on 15 Feb 2008, 17:21
Chik-Fil-A is an evangelical company, not that it matters to most people. Here, at least, they print bible verses on all the cups, and they play Veggietales (sp?) on loop.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lines on 15 Feb 2008, 19:30
I knew it was evangelical as it's always closed on Sundays, like Hobby Lobby is, but I don't think I've ever seen anything with a bible verse on it here. And I've never been in a restaurant, so I wouldn't know about the Veggie Tales thing.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: RedLion on 15 Feb 2008, 21:25
Y'know what's good? Caesar Salad. With actual, authentic Caesar dressing.

Also, orange juice, at any time of day.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Ozymandias on 15 Feb 2008, 23:16
There's bible verses on In-n-Out cups and stuff.

Doesn't make it any less fucking amazing.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 16 Feb 2008, 03:09
dude
wait
what

What, you think the chinese food in Britain would be recognisable to anyone from China?
It's worse in America (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/09/opinion/09Ferretti.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Chinese+Cuisine&st=nyt&oref=slogin), dude.

Man, why is it a bad thing? As Doug said, Chinese food was adapted for British ingredients and tastes. It's still hella delicious, I don't give two fucking shits if its genuinely what they eat in Szechwan. Why should I? I don't go to a chinese restaurant to get some mystical taste of the orient. I go to eat delicious foodstuffs until I have to adjust the waistband of my trousers.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 16 Feb 2008, 04:06
It's still hella delicious

This is where I'm going to have to disagree with you.  Maybe I'm eating at all the wrong places, but yeah, it's pretty much like British and Chinese food had a bastard child with an MSG mutation. 
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 16 Feb 2008, 04:32
Maybe your taste buds are broked.

I dunno.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ampersandwitch on 16 Feb 2008, 07:02
The Indian food here is still OK, though.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Feb 2008, 07:03
Y'know what's good? Caesar Salad. With actual, authentic Caesar dressing.

Also, orange juice, at any time of day.

I have a love/hate relationship with orange juice. I won't have any for a while, and then I'll really want a glass. When I finally have one, I realize that I don't like orange juice, and then the cycle repeats.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: calenlass on 16 Feb 2008, 11:54
dude
wait
what

What, you think the chinese food in Britain would be recognisable to anyone from China?
It's worse in America (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/09/opinion/09Ferretti.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Chinese+Cuisine&st=nyt&oref=slogin), dude.

I spent $15 on a number of orders of vietnamese spring and crystal (non-fried) rolls for my family last night, and they didn't include the sauces. The sauces are the best part. Nobody ate them. I hate it when that happens.


http://bufordhighway.com/main/ (http://bufordhighway.com/main/)
http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A16053 (http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A16053)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_State_Route_13 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_State_Route_13)

Maybe you guys need to get better food places.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 16 Feb 2008, 18:17
I had roast beef sammiches today.  I am now pleased.  We're talking about Chinese food now?  I don't like the spicey stuff... it has a way of taking my tongue out back and killing it.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 18 Feb 2008, 01:12
Today, I will be mostly eating eggs. I have like, five eggs I need to use up.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 18 Feb 2008, 01:39
In response to Khar's bashing of American food, what the FUCK England? Why the hell would you torture yourself by eating this crap?

You're talking about Yorkshire, man. Yorkshire requires special dispensation, on account of being so depressing and northern, though it is the place of origin of the Yorkshire Pudding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_pudding) which is a staple of a good Sunday Roast, which is awesome food. Roast beef, a bit of gravy, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes with thyme, some vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cabbage,  peas, whatever, and some redcurrant jelly, is pretty hard shit to beat. Then there are things like fish and chips, steak and ale pie, stews and hotpots, full english breakfast, shepherds pie, fishermans pie and so forth. Then there are biscuits and cream teas and a large variety of cakes and so on and so on. Also do not forget that the sandwich is a British invention, nor overlook the British iterations on Chinese and Indian cuisine! Traditional British food may be somewhat simple and unadorned, but that does not really make it bland. There is a great bit in Notes From a Small Island where Bill Bryson admires the English for being the only nation in the world where people can get genuinely excited about jam, and where he opines that it is better to be able to genuinely enjoy toasted tea cakes and digestive biscuits than to 'cram tactile pleasure into all your orifices non-stop until your taste buds die' is I believe the phrase he uses.

Also, the British make the best beer in the world, and I will fight any man, woman or child who says otherwise.

Not to Necro beat a dead horse, but since I never got to respond to this for some reason I'm bringin' it back. True, every single food you've listed there sounds absolutely awesome, and there's plenty of other foods from the UK that I'd love to try. Being as I'm an Anthony Bourdain fan, his episode of No Reservations about going to Britain made it sound like one of the holy lands for foodies, and I hope to go there and spend a large amount of time discovering the culinary excellency of uniquely British cuisine. The only reason I looked for something that sounded disgusting to throw back at you is because I feel you are far too dismissive of many things Americans eat and that I like, and it sounds like you haven't even tried the majority of it. There are literally thousands of dishes that have been developed in the melting pot of cultures that is the US, and I feel that neither of us should over generalize the others food preferences. Plus through the text of the internet you're coming off as a major elitist, dude. (not that that's the way you intended to sound and there's been numerous posts in the past week or so about people constantly not being able to read other people's intentions through the intarwebs)
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 18 Feb 2008, 02:54

Not to Necro beat a dead horse, but since I never got to respond to this for some reason I'm bringin' it back. True, every single food you've listed there sounds absolutely awesome, and there's plenty of other foods from the UK that I'd love to try. Being as I'm an Anthony Bourdain fan, his episode of No Reservations about going to Britain made it sound like one of the holy lands for foodies...
Oh wow, Anthony Bourdain does Britain. I'll have to find that. Kitchen Confidential kicks arse.

...and I hope to go there and spend a large amount of time discovering the culinary excellency of uniquely British cuisine. The only reason I looked for something that sounded disgusting to throw back at you is because I feel you are far too dismissive of many things Americans eat and that I like, and it sounds like you haven't even tried the majority of it. There are literally thousands of dishes that have been developed in the melting pot of cultures that is the US, and I feel that neither of us should over generalize the others food preferences. Plus through the text of the internet you're coming off as a major elitist, dude. (not that that's the way you intended to sound and there's been numerous posts in the past week or so about people constantly not being able to read other people's intentions through the intarwebs)

I think I should I mention that I stirred this pot too, reaching for the most unpleasant things in our national cookbook for comic effect.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 18 Feb 2008, 04:48
But I am an elitist, you pleb.

I just went to the coffee place over at the big university and got myself a brie, cranberry and lettuce baguette, a chocolate croissant (as in a croissant filled with and sprinkled with chocolate, not a pain au chocolat) and a large americano. I do not really like americanos, but it was the only option for caffeination! I know that coffee places like americanos because you can make 'em on an espresso machine but are the coffee drinkers of this country so depraved that there is really not enough demand to justify a seperate filter coffee machine?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: valley_parade on 18 Feb 2008, 04:53

Oh wow, Anthony Bourdain does Britain. I'll have to find that.

Fairly recent episode..last week, maybe. Or two weeks ago.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 18 Feb 2008, 16:59
But I am an elitist, you pleb.

I just went to the coffee place over at the big university and got myself a brie, cranberry and lettuce baguette, a chocolate croissant (as in a croissant filled with and sprinkled with chocolate, not a pain au chocolat) and a large americano. I do not really like americanos, but it was the only option for caffeination! I know that coffee places like americanos because you can make 'em on an espresso machine but are the coffee drinkers of this country so depraved that there is really not enough demand to justify a seperate filter coffee machine?

I work in a coffee shop that has a seperate filter machine. We do them far more than americanos. Being a huge snob ( :wink:), you probably wouldn't like it. It's part of a supermarket. Not a concession, it's actually run by the store.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 18 Feb 2008, 18:33
I don't really give a shit about that hipster bollocks. Unless I have a specific ethical reason not to give the supermarket my patronage. Like, I won't shop at Asda because they're owned by Walmart, and I won't shop at Tescos because they're shits, and all their produce sucks anyway.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 19 Feb 2008, 03:10
It isn't either of those two, and I was just kidding about the "huge snob". I liked this line:

But I am an elitist, you pleb.

I have a friend who assumes all our customers are lumpen epsilons for drinking in a supermarket, but at the same time, he admits he has no basis for snobbery.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: KharBevNor on 19 Feb 2008, 03:21
Was that a Huxley reference?

Lets never fight again.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 19 Feb 2008, 03:29
Was that a Huxley reference?

Lets never fight again.

Ahhh. Good literature makes everything better.  :wink:
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: thegreatbuddha on 20 Feb 2008, 21:19
Buford Highway links

None of them mention Tofu House? It's the best. Where else can you get bul go gi at 3am?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: BobJoeJim on 20 Feb 2008, 21:31
My (now ex) roommate requested that I make him smoked salmon mac'n'cheese for his goodbye dinner tonight.  His request was a wise one, SO GOOD!!!
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: thegreatbuddha on 20 Feb 2008, 22:10
I love smoked salmon. I usually eat it with avocado slices and lemon-dill sour cream, but now I want it in mac'n'cheese, because that sounds excellent.

Out of curiosity, was it premade mac'n'cheese or homemade? If homemade, what kind of cheese did you use?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: BobJoeJim on 20 Feb 2008, 22:51
Homemade.  Two tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons flour and four cloves of minced garlic for the roux.  A pint of cream, bring it to a simmer, then flake in half a pound of smoked salmon and add about 6-7 ounces of shredded smoked cheddar and 1-2 ounces of shredded parmesan.  Stir until the cheese is melted, add a pound of cooked macaroni (I used shells), mix well, and season with just a dash of salt, basil and thyme.  I used peppered smoked salmon so didn't need to add any extra black pepper.

If I were doing this as a formal recipe I'd use less smoked salmon (like four ounces) and a little less cheese, and add some sort of vegetable (I was thinking peas).  This version would be more universal I think, but when I'm just making it for myself I just pile in the salmon and cheese, in a "the more the merrier" way.  I think it works out well :)

Edit: Oh yeah, desert was chocolate dipped strawberries.  And later I'm going to make ginger-orange creme brulee which will be desert tomorrow.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: thegreatbuddha on 25 Feb 2008, 21:46
smoked salmon mac'n'cheese

I made this in class today because my normal assignment took less than half of the time allowed. I didn't have plain smoked cheddar, so I used a mixture of pecorino romano and an Irish Cheddar no one knows the name of, topped with chevre after it wasdone baking. The curds are steeped in Guiness and it is the best cheese ever. I also added some shallots and garlic sauteed in clarified butterand deglazed with a few ounces of chardonnay. It was pretty damn tasty.

Good recipe BobJoeJim

A+ WOULD EAT AGAIN

I also made Tournedos Rossini. Basically 3oz beef tenderloin medallions, seasoned with S&P, on a fresh-made garlic crouton over a sauce of veal stock & madeira, with black truffle shavings and seared foie gras.

I loves my school.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: BobJoeJim on 25 Feb 2008, 21:48
I want to go to your school.  So much.  Stupid "money" and its "being necessary for things".
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: öde on 09 Mar 2008, 10:40
I have made lots of hummus! It's kind of a pain, but I have like a month's supply now.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Mar 2008, 13:43
Oh god I love hummus. You cannot comprehend how much I love hummus. I eat hummus straight from the tub with a spoon. I eat hummus and mushrooms. I eat hummus with carrot sticks (and you probably can't comprehend how much I hate raw carrots, either, so that's a testament to how much I love hummus).

Why is there no hummus in this house? You've made me hungry, person-whose-name-my-keyboard-won't-spell.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Mar 2008, 17:34
Just call him Dan:)
I have been wasting a lot of time here lately, and I am so hungry and jealous of this kid for having such an awesome vegan mother now
http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 11 Mar 2008, 18:44
i always just copy/paste the sonova bitch. öde ... see?


Hummus isn't all that hard to make, don't you really just need like Chickpeas, Tahini and a bunch of herbs and spices to taste?
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: thehollow on 11 Mar 2008, 18:59
i love hummus, and have been thinking about making my own recently. Seems easy enough to make, but I'm the only one in my house who likes it, so it wouldn't be used up all that quickly. Anyone know how long the fresh stuff keeps in a fridge? i've seen anything between a couple days and a few weeks.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 11 Mar 2008, 19:13
I find homemade hummus starts to taste questionable after about four days.  It's the primary reason I don't make my own, since I live alone and it would not be used up quickly enough.  Plus, the co-op four blocks away makes really good hummus and mine just hasn't measured up. 

The thing that confuses me about hummus is how awful the store bought (like Athenos, not the fresh co-op deli deliciousness) is.  It looks like the same ingredients, but they somehow make it into a chalky, dense paste that tastes nothing like real hummus.  I know fresh is supposed to be better, but it's basically a completely different food product. 
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: öde on 12 Mar 2008, 03:49
You need chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and paprika. It can be kept for 3-5 days in the fridge or for up to one month in the freezer!
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: ledhendrix on 12 Mar 2008, 04:14
It is delcious if you add a little bit of chilli powder into it as well.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 12 Mar 2008, 16:26
The roasted garlic hummus from Trader Joes is actually really good, as store-bought goes. It's a little less lemon-y than when I make it at home, but it's got a really nice texture.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Z2. on 12 Mar 2008, 17:11
Wrong. Call it pop, soda, whatever, but it's not Coke. You don't ask for a Budweiser when you want a Guinness, do you?

Maaaaannnnn... now I want a Guiness, and it is only just after lunch and I am at work  :-(  Probably a reaction to the heinous shredded tuna and mayo sammie I just forced myself to gag on!

Anyone for regurgitated tuna sandwich?

Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: blaha 41 on 14 Mar 2008, 10:07
Wrong. Call it pop, soda, whatever, but it's not Coke. You don't ask for a Budweiser when you want a Guinness, do you?

Maaaaannnnn... now I want a Guiness, and it is only just after lunch and I am at work  :-(  Probably a reaction to the heinous shredded tuna and mayo sammie I just forced myself to gag on!

Anyone for regurgitated tuna sandwich?



i'm thinking really hard between someone off these two menus:
http://picketfencebrooklyn.com/51421_5615.asp

http://thefarmonadderley.com/Lunch_Menu.htm

I hate spending money on lunch, but I also hate bad food. The tuna on both menus have me mesmerized.

You need chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and paprika. It can be kept for 3-5 days in the fridge or for up to one month in the freezer!
i like to roast the garlic first. I also use it as a side to a morrocan style steak. i. am. so. hun.gry.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: thegreatbuddha on 14 Mar 2008, 12:49
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Portobello Sandwich           $8
     mozzarella, sundried tomato, pesto, arugula,         
     red onion on a baguette

That sounds really good.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Lines on 14 Mar 2008, 13:17
I really want some curry.  :-( I hope the people I'm going out to dinner with tomorrow are fond of Indian food...
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: blaha 41 on 26 Mar 2008, 13:45
sausage peppers and onion calzone today. so not fulfilling, but so enjoyable. now i want some doritos :(
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 26 Mar 2008, 20:14
home made fries and Rubens ftmfw!
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Mar 2008, 20:50
Vending machine sourdough bites and stale-tasting water!
Man, ew, dinner on work nights sucks. Also, I need to wash this nalgene more often.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: muteKi on 26 Mar 2008, 20:59
home made fries and Rubens ftmfw!

Man, I would like to meet the guy who came up with the Reuben and figure out what he was thinking.


I mean, they're good, but it's hard enough sometimes finding people who like corned beef, sauerkraut, or rye bread each on its own merit.
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 26 Mar 2008, 22:13
I like each on its own merit, and together!
Title: Re: I'm hungry.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 26 Mar 2008, 22:26
home made fries and Rubens ftmfw!

Man, I would like to meet the guy who came up with the Reuben and figure out what he was thinking.


I mean, they're good, but it's hard enough sometimes finding people who like corned beef, sauerkraut, or rye bread each on its own merit.
I dunno but I'm so very glad he thought it.