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Old 06-22-2006, 10:41 AM   #21
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All I'm trying to say is that people should be polite when they go to where other people live, and not tell them how much better things are where they come from.
We live in a real world, and unfortunately we continue to run into rude, inconsiderate people every day. They could say or treat you in much worse way than bragging about their own food.

You only need to apply certain philosophy into this... just interpret "the best" or "better" they use referring their own food as "different".
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:45 AM   #22
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First off let me tell you that I think Seatte is one of the most fabulous cities in the country. We spent 5 months in Issaquah and couldnt stay away from the city. No fresh fish in Seattle? They've got to be kidding. Some of the best fish and oysters we've ever eaten was in the Seattle area, As for pizza, that's a very personal opinion. I've sat next to friends who said "this is the best pizza I've ever had" and thought to myself, "this is just as mediocre as it can get."
As for chili over noodles, this is more a midwestern thing and it's called Chili Size in restaurants. If people want to put chili over noodles, let them, I love it and make it that way at home sometimes. Every region has it's own "thing" that is considered the best and that makes traveling so much more interesting. Don't let the critics bother you. Unfortunately Las Vegas, where I live, isn't famous for anything but gambling, but in Michigan where I spend my summers the fruits and veggies are to die for. Doesn't mean there isn't good produce in other parts of the country.
Drama Queen,

Thanks for that. Issaquah is pretty nice, isn't it? As to the Chili thing, I was just using that as an example. Unfortunately, I seem to have opened a bigger can of worms than I intended.

You know, I hear the one thing Las Vegas is famous for food-wise is cheap buffets and the like, but that is going back a few years. Is this still the case? I've never been to Vegas, but I had a buddy who lived there for a while many years ago. He did everything from pipe-fitting to limo-driving to being a stuntman in a wild-west show. He was the one who told me about the cheap eats.

And yes, pizza is pretty subjective, isn't it?

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Old 06-22-2006, 10:51 AM   #23
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Please don't be offended; I was kidding. Sorry if that didn't come across the way I intended it to.
no no, not offended. Just stating my opinon.
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:54 AM   #24
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Can I tell you that I was recently in an hotel in Perth. When I was half way through breakfast, a group of young Americans came in, clutching their boxes of Kellogg's cereals, brought all the way from the US.... Yep, exactly the SAME cereals that were standing on the buffet. Now that REALLY annoyed me....!!!
Ishbel,

Yes! Finally someone who understands!

Their apparent attitude was "Our Kellog's Cornflakes are better than yours!"

That is the attitude that offends me!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Old 06-22-2006, 10:57 AM   #25
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Nononononooooooooooo

You misunderstand me - on listening to their conversation, they hadn't expected there to be ANY Kellogg's products available......
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:58 AM   #26
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I understand that kelly. I'm from Memphis and think we have the best BBQ (because we do, he he he) but it does tick me off when someone from kansas city says they have the best and ours sucks JUST because they are partial to their region. I also like BBQ from KC a lot of people wouldn't say that even if they did like it, so i understand from that perspective.
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:58 AM   #27
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We live in a real world, and unfortunately we continue to run into rude, inconsiderate people every day. They could say or treat you in much worse way than bragging about their own food.

You only need to apply certain philosophy into this... just interpret "the best" or "better" they use referring their own food as "different".
Agreed. But if we never say anything, many may never even have any idea they are being rude.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:19 AM   #28
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Nononononooooooooooo

You misunderstand me - on listening to their conversation, they hadn't expected there to be ANY Kellogg's products available......
I have witnessed similar things, but rather than being offended, I feel sorry for people like that. By religiously sticking to the only thing they know instead of trying out something new in a new place, they never realise what they may be missing out on.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:25 AM   #29
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Kelly... In my opinion, it seems that you're doing the very thing that you're complaining about. I don't think there's "one singular right way" of doing anything. I have an open mind, especially where cooking is concerned. This is something you seem to be advocating in one breath... and then stating that "pasta ain't part of [good chili]". That is your opinion, but you seem to be stating it as fact..
Granted and admitted, but I was kidding when I made that particular remark about chili and pasta. I'm sorry if it didn't come across that way. If you could have seen my face when I was typing it, I'm sure you would have gotten the fact that I meant it as humor. As it is, I have to rely on smiley faces to tell people when I am not being serious, and I'm apparently not too good at it at this point. Point taken, and I'll work on this.

I also don't think there is any "one singular right way" of doing anything, and this is precisely my point. And I think this is a wonderful thing. Where would we be in the good old USA, or indeed the world, without regional differences? Every country has regional differences.

For example, I regularly make what one of my Mexican buddies calls "pico de gallo", which is a valid name in parts of Northern Mexico, but most of Mexico calls it "Salsa Mexicana." And when you go from region to region, most have their variations, depending upon what produce grows locally. It would be very rude for me to venture into one of the parts of Mexico that does it differently than I do, and tell them they do it wrong. Also, "pico de gallo" in many parts of Mexico is composed largely of jicama, which has nothing to do with the salsa I make. Who is right, and who is wrong? Both, and neither.

All I'm saying to the world in general is please be polite, and don't barge into someone else's vicinity, and tell them how they do everything wrong.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:29 AM   #30
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I have witnessed similar things, but rather than being offended, I feel sorry for people like that. By religiously sticking to the only thing they know instead of trying out something new in a new place, they never realise what they may be missing out on.

I agree, Licia. I wouldn't think of taking food with me to a foreign country. Part of the fun of visiting a new place is trying their foods, especially their specialties. How boring to go to, say, Italy and eat at McDonalds.
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