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Old 01-04-2014, 06:04 PM   #61
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Brrrrrrr........hope you're staying warm today!
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:15 PM   #62
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I was born and raised my entire life in California and I have no explanation for it either, except that I like it and it's all great, especially the wines.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:50 PM   #63
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What, they don't do a "Christmas Goose"? I'm just now recovering from a Brit's recent thread about a Christmas brussel sprout quiche.
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I am the poster of the infamous Brussels Sprout Quiche Kayelle.

I apologise unreservedly for causing you such discomfort with my unconventional (but really rather tasty) recipe.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:12 PM   #64
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I am the poster of the infamous Brussels Sprout Quiche Kayelle.

I apologise unreservedly for causing you such discomfort with my unconventional (but really rather tasty) recipe.
I got quite a kick out of the whole thread Katy, and gladly joined in the fun. I'm glad your recipe turned into a hit!
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:16 PM   #65
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I was born and raised my entire life in California and I have no explanation for it either, except that I like it and it's all great, especially the wines.
+1 Oldvine. Although I came here as a baby, I've been all over the world, and have never wanted to call anywhere but here home.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:18 PM   #66
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I got quite a kick out of the whole thread Katy, and gladly joined in the fun. I'm glad your recipe turned into a hit!
I made it twice and had empty plates both times! (But I had to be careful to tell people what was in it!) Some people REALLY hate sprouts!
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:48 AM   #67
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I think the same as CarolPa said----- the U.S. is a very large country and made up of many different cultures who immigrated here from long ago, or even recently, bringing their food with them.

I was born and raised in Missouri. Because of that I would have never been exposed to most of the food that others have said was an example of U.S. food ----- until I moved to near San Francisco when I was about 20.

San Francisco is a culinary melting pot within the larger culinary melting pot of the U.S. so I got exposed to a lot of different cuisines in one fairly small city but that's not what everyone can or wants to do.

I think it would be hard to list dishes that are common to the entire U.S.
You are so right. I'm beginning to see how diverse the food of the USA is. I'm making a loooooonnnnnnnnng list and then I'll choose 7 dishes for a week from that. It's not going to be easy, but of course I will have to take the likes and dislikes of my family into account, and of course the whole idea is to try new dishes.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:00 AM   #68
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Thought this was interesting.

'The Turkish name for the bird is hindi, which literally means “Indian.” This name likely derived from the common misconception by the English that India and the New World were one and the same.
The turkey’s acceptance into the Old World happened quickly. By 1575, the English were enjoying the North American bird at Christmas dinner.'
That's so interesting. I was wondering how long the rest of the world had been eating Turkey.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:28 AM   #69
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I think that might be the Roman Empire, then again, maybe not.
The first time I heard of turducken, my first thought was someone was reading their Ancient History books.

I also remember reading my World History and the story of feasts in the Big hall of Henry VIII having a similar dish starting with a swan for stuffing and working its way down to smaller ones.
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All of the foods, with the exception of the tacos, enchiladas, and such, were staples in our household, in a small town in the Upper peninsula of Michigan. I thought we were pretty culinary isolated. At least for U.S. cuisine, we actually had quite a variety when I compare it to the staples some of you have mentioned for you areas. Who-da-thunk-it?

If there ever was a unique American dish, it has to be things made with corn, be it hominy, corn on the cob, corn pudding, Johnny Cakes, Corn pone, Corn Chowder, Corn Bread, Corn coating for meats and fish, corn meal mush, etc.

Then again, we make a host of things from almost every food available to us. We blend techniques and flavors from all over the world. To be fair, Unique American cooking is the amalgamation of flavors and techniques, often with a crazy spin on the original. My MIL's tacos won't be found in any restaurant. They sure are yummy. You also won't find my egg roll recipe anywhere else. But everywhere I serve it, it takes the stage. It's what we do best, adapt things to our own tastes.

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