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Old 08-04-2011, 06:33 PM   #71
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are we really relying on history and historical facts according to wikipedia these days?
Here's a reference to it:
It is believed that Tobacco began growing in the Americas about 6,000 B.C.!


The History of Tobacco


Can anyone show proof that this is not so?
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:36 PM   #72
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Tobacco, the Americas' gift to the world.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:38 PM   #73
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Tobacco, The Locals revenge on the invaders.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:24 PM   #74
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Tobacco, the Americas' gift to the world.


Oh wait... do you mean us, or Canada? Possibly Panama or Chile? You know, there's more than one America...

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Old 08-04-2011, 08:01 PM   #75
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Oh wait... do you mean us, or Canada? Possibly Panama or Chile? You know, there's more than one America...


I'm including everyone. Thus the "S-apostrophe".
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #76
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I'm including everyone. Thus the "S-apostrophe".
Well OK then.
Wouldn't want to leave anyone out.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #77
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Just trying to share the credit.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:37 PM   #78
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Here is my list:
Apple and blueberry pie
Pumpkin Pie
Fried chicken
Roasted turkey
Mashed potatoes
"freedom fries"
Home fries
Chicken noodle soup
Sliders
I'm sure there is more, but that is what I can think of at the moment. :)
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #79
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Here is my list:
Apple and blueberry pie
Pumpkin Pie
Fried chicken
Roasted turkey
Mashed potatoes
"freedom fries"
Home fries
Chicken noodle soup
Sliders
I'm sure there is more, but that is what I can think of at the moment. :)
Love them " freedom fries"!
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:27 AM   #80
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I dont subscribe to this sentiment but as you are all well aware there is a strand within European society that dislikes America.
The patisserie teacher I had in Paris(35 yrs ago was a genius and a very hard taskmaster) there were students from all over the world.
He asked us about the roots of our cuisine.
He then stated that the main building block for each country was its mineral wealth.
UK =coal = ovens= roasting and baking, you gave the world Roast beef.
Ireland=peat= slow open fire=stews and braising, you gave the world Irish stew.
China= wood=fast hot fie cooking= you gave the world the wok and stir fries.
Middle east=dried camel dung=slow cooking= you gave the world the tagine.
America you have everything, oil, wood, coal= you gave the world Mcdonalds
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