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Old 02-24-2010, 08:04 AM   #21
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Seriously? Gravy on fries is Canadian? I could swear I've had it when I've been in the US.
I don't know if gravy on fries is Canadian but I think the addition of cheese curds is.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:06 AM   #22
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I see gravy on fries in the US every once in a while. There is a place in Burlington, VT called Nectars that is famous for their gravy and fries. Of course Burlington is basically Canada anyway.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:10 AM   #23
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Andy, I KNOW that poutine is uniquely French Canadian in origin. (Lord I love poutine!) I didn't think that the gravy bit was though. Thanks GB, I was pretty sure I'd eaten fries with gravy in the US before.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:30 AM   #24
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I have no doubt you have. I do every chance I get.
I have yet to try poutine, but can't wait for the opportunity. Sounds like a perfect food!
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:26 AM   #25
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In a typical and traditional Indian meal all tastes are included and balanced for good digestion. Although nowadays it is not possible for us to follow the course due the shortage of time.

I am giving example of a full course Bengali meal.

1.Rice with ghee (ghee aggravate 'pitta' thus helps in digestion)
2.Sour dish like bitter gourd fry. Bitter cleanses our taste bud so we can enjoy the various tastes.
3.Dal with some salty fries and vegetable curries.
4.Pungent dish like fish prepared with mustard paste.
5.Spicy and savory dishes of fish or meat.
6.Chutney, generally sour.
7.Curd and sweets.

It is also considered that in a meal food must be of four kinds according to the consistency. The four types are 'chorbo' means chewables, 'chosya' means suckable, 'lehya' lickable and 'peya' means drinkable.
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:35 AM   #26
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This may be off topic but do you have advice/recipes/suggestions to someone who wants to experiment with more Indian cuisine? I'm a vegetarian so many Indian dishes are great!
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:06 AM   #27
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Many Indians are vegetarian so there are lots of veg dishes in Indian cuisine and they are no less tasty that non-vegs.

I just want to give you one suggestion that don't start with a vegetable that has extreme taste like bitter gourd or carambola or Neem etc.
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Radhuni: I find the Indian system of combining tastes quite fascinating. (I am kapha-vatta, with the kapha part seeming to be a no-brainer when observing me for people familiar with the system.)
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:41 AM   #29
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Dh is from Istanbul, Turkey. It is really heavy on the vegetables and seafood. The vegetables are often served cold in olive oil in various states of being cooked, for what they call mezes (appetizers). They eat a lot of fish (fresh - usually still alive when you buy it) white cheese (feta) and other cheeses, olives, and pickled foods. After every meal they eat fruit as their "dessert". Obviously the Mediterranean diet is known to be one of the healthiest in the world.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:44 AM   #30
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Oh, about the gravy on fries... I've actually only seen it in Canada and Belgium. I've never seen it here in the US, although when we travel it's never within the US, so I haven't been all over the country like some here have. What regions of the US do this?
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