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Old 08-05-2011, 03:19 AM   #81
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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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Old 08-05-2011, 10:37 AM   #82
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Beats me, but they make the best cigars I've ever smoked.
Let me add my humble 2 cents. From my own personal experience, in Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and even in the good ol' USA, there are excellent cigars being produced. Now that is not to say that Cuban cigars aren't good. They most certainly are! They are however extremely expensive and currently illegal for Americans. It may be that sometime down the road, they will be available in this country. Until that day comes, I find that other countries are producing comparable cigars at a very reasonable price. YMMV
With my luck.....the very day that the Cuban embargo is finally lifted, that will be the day that tobacco will be outlawed in this country.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #83
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ich bin ein berliner, if you want to be a doughnut.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:59 PM   #84
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yup. jfk was trying to say that he was from berlin in spirit, but the literal translation actually meant that he was like a pastry from berlin, a berliner. it was understood what he meant, though. he should have just said ich bin berliner.

only an anal german teacher would have really balked at it.

but my point was even doughnuts aren't american. forget about bagels, too.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:19 PM   #85
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yup. jfk was trying to say that he was from berlin in spirit, but the literal translation actually meant that he was like a pastry from berlin, a berliner. it was understood what he meant, though. he should have just said ich bin berliner.

only an anal german teacher would have really balked at it.

but my point was even doughnuts aren't american. forget about bagels, too.
I do not believe Berliner doughnuts (Polish Paczki) have a bagel-like hole in them.
I could be mistaken, but I think the bagel shaped doughnuts are more common in the US than in Europe.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:32 PM   #86
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yup, you're right. they're more like a jelly doughnut or a paczki.

you pronounce the polish ones more like punch key, right?
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I haven't finished reading this line, but USA food is as diverse as the people who live here. Dad was in the Air Force, so American food meant, yes, hot dogs and burgers and fries and a roast on Sunday. But it also meant New England boiled dinner on Thursdays -- and also meant Suki-Yaki, Schnitzel, coq au van, and burritos and ....

Because many of my parents' friends were GI war brides, "American" food simply meant having food anytime you wanted to eat it. Something they didn't grow up with!
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:19 PM   #88
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yup, you're right. they're more like a jelly doughnut or a paczki.

you pronounce the polish ones more like punch key, right?
Patchkey?
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:35 PM   #89
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I do not believe Berliner doughnuts (Polish Paczki) have a bagel-like hole in them.
I could be mistaken, but I think the bagel shaped doughnuts are more common in the US than in Europe.
Having lived in Berlin for 3 years, I can assure you that they have as much variety in the types of pastries in thier bakeries as any place on earth. You name it, it's there. OMG, and it's sooooo good.

Germans LOVE their baked goods! (Me too!)

Most of the "doughnuts" in Berlin were filled with any of a hundred things. "Cake" style pastries are more common than what we Americans think of as doughnuts. More logical to make and easier to prepare. Germans are big on logical thinking.

Btw, if you've never had a Berliner "Currywurst", it's an addictive treat that you'll miss for the remainder of your life. I must have eaten a thousand of them in that 3 years. I have a recipe for them. I'll hunt it down and post it.
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Btw, if you've never had a Berliner "Currywurst", it's an addictive treat that you'll miss for the remainder of your life. I must have eaten a thousand of them in that 3 years. I have a recipe for them. I'll hunt it down and post it.
Please do... anything with "curry" and "wurst" in the name sounds too good to pass up!
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