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« Reply #70 on: September 01, 2005 03:28:24 PM »

WoW,  this really crakes me up.  Dreamer is right about all the foods though.  And MAN!....to use those type of words for those foods you really have to be raised in the south or be a pure bread actual cowboy.  My grandpa used to use words like gritt.   What book are you reading?
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« Reply #71 on: September 01, 2005 03:30:05 PM »

The Waffle House! Hehehehe when my husband and i were travelling through the Southern States, we often had breakfast over there and that was enough food to last until dinner  Grin. But it was always freshly cooked, unlike some other chain-restaurants. Oooohh those waffles with lots of butter & syrup...
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« Reply #72 on: September 01, 2005 03:53:29 PM »

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anything I can get my hands on!!!

anything from Dorothy Alison (titles like 'skin' and 'white trash') to trashy stuff like the ya-ya ones
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« Reply #73 on: September 01, 2005 06:10:11 PM »

tortillas? you mean theones that you use to wrap enchilladas and the like yeah? I've never heard of them being eaten on their own

I am an American transplant in Sydney, and let me tell you, the tortillas here are a joke, as well as costing the moon ($4 for an 8 pack of stale corn tortillas?HuhHuh?)

Esp if you have been used to fresh tortillas fresh from the local Mexican shop...fresh corn tortillas, still warm in the package, are out of this world, and can be eaten straight out of the package! Tortillas and bagels are two American foods I recommend avoiding if you are visiting Oz..unless you are like me, and are so desperate you HAVE to have them..in which case you suck it up, and settle for just a small reminder of home (except for the corn tortillas...I refuse to buy those just on principle...)



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« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2005 06:40:39 AM »

I had a friend fly up from Australia a year or so ago and the one thing that COMPLETELY messed with his head was my bottle of spray butter. At one point he announced to a campground full of people that " This is an actual physical manefestation of what is wrong with America!" (For those who might share his difficulties spray butter is a margarine that comes in a liquid form in a spray bottle. 0 calories 0 fat I can't tell you what's actually in it, but it works great on things like corn on the cob or when you are outside eating cause bugs can't get in the bottle.) Jelly in a squeeze bottle amused him too.

oh my god. as an australian weighing in on this your friend is right. that *is* what's wrong with america. Butter. In a bottle. That offends me somehow. Especially since it isn't really butter, if it's completely calorie free. And i'm a big fan of the olive-oil-in-a-spray-can.

and deep-fried cheese. you deep-fry cheese in some parts of america? yukky.

aside from lamingtons and pavs we have rocky road, which is peanuts, glace cherries and marshmellows dipped in chocolate.

ohmygod! and here's something noone else has mentioned! Flavoured milk! Australians, even adults, drink loads of flavoured milk compared to other countries. You can buy it in cartons at the supermarket, or little cartons whereever you can buy soft drinks. Comes in mint, strawberry, banana, chocolate, coffee usually.
Though the coffee thing's gone nuts - where i live one brand alone makes traditional coffee, percolated coffee, lite coffee, mocha, cappucino coffee and coffee milkshake (it froths when you shake it. ugh).
When i went to NZ i couldn't get the big supermarket cartons of coffee flavour. Had to get used to drinking actualy coffee.
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« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2005 09:33:47 PM »

I never realized how much of the food I'm used to is really regional... I live in NC.  As a vegetarian here it's hard to get the real vibe of the food, but I definitely have had it before I went veg.  Even the green beans are cooked with hambone lol.  So it's tough.  But anyone who's ever had vegetarian barbeque has really lived.  It's an experience.  Hehe.
So... moonpies- are they really that regional?  Because I think that they should be required eating for everyone on the planet they are that good.  I like to pop them in the microwave too, because they poof up and get goooey. 
Biscuits rock- Bojangles are the best... and the dirty rice is so awesome.  Their sweet tea is a little sub-par, IMO.  Now if you don't live in the south and think you've had sweet tea cuz you bought the lipton mix or something, you are being cheated.  Go to the south and have some true brewed-sweet tea... it will make you swoon.
Grits and collard greens are an acquired taste... not especially yummy on your first go-round.
And thank you to those who clarified the "barbeque" thing... people who just chuck stuff on the grill don't understand the distiction!   Not that we never grill, that's not it, b/c it's good too, but I'm just saying, barbeque is a whole different animal in the south.
My family makes this really yummy stuff that we named tree-bark.  It's saltine crackers covered in caramel when it's hot then sprinkled w/ chocolate chips... they melt and you spread them evenly out.  Then you put the shebang in the freezer and when it freezes you crack it into pieces.  Very good, though I'm not sure it's southern.  Although EVERYONE I've seen here loves it Smiley
I never realized how much I like sweet tea till I travel to places where you can't get real sweet tea in restaurants!
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« Reply #76 on: September 02, 2005 10:59:24 PM »

The Waffle House! Hehehehe when my husband and i were travelling through the Southern States, we often had breakfast over there and that was enough food to last until dinner  Grin. But it was always freshly cooked, unlike some other chain-restaurants. Oooohh those waffles with lots of butter & syrup...

Waffle House Cheesy They serve the best breakfast ever. And the best part is, in Georgia they are almost as common as McDonald's Cheesy:D
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« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2005 10:33:57 AM »

There are 4 Waffle Houses in my town of about 30,000-40,000. Yet there are only 2...MAYBE 3 McDonald's.  Cheesy

Lipton Tea is nasty, nasty, nasty. I think that's why a lot of people say they don't like tea. They're used to instant mix crap. Personally, I think fake tea is one of the biggest things that's wrong with America. -shudders, and then drinks some more of her freshly brewed Irish Breakfast Tea-
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« Reply #78 on: September 03, 2005 02:05:51 PM »


and deep-fried cheese. you deep-fry cheese in some parts of america? yukky.

That's actually not the worst. Wait until you meet the evilest creations in the world:
1- The Deep Fried Oreo
2- Mac and Cheese on a stick
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« Reply #79 on: September 03, 2005 03:07:02 PM »


and deep-fried cheese. you deep-fry cheese in some parts of America? yukky.

That's actually not the worst. Wait until you meet the evilest creations in the world:
1- The Deep Fried Oreo
2- Mac and Cheese on a stick

Mac and cheese on a stick?  That's a new one on me.
Deep fried cheese, actually fresh cheese curds.  Very popular here in Wisconsin, and they are delicious.
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