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Old 11-30-2006, 05:11 AM   #1
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Talking The "White Food" (a game but not off topic)

In the southern U.S., it rarely snows. When it decides to get really cold (and for us 20-30 degrees farenheit is really cold) and also decides to rain, we get ice. That's really nasty.

Anyway, a number of years ago I remarked to some co-workers, whenever the weather guys predict any of that white stuff there is a mad dash to the grocery store to buy up what I call "white food". Milk, bread, eggs, toilet paper (not a food but essential!) - they all virtually disappear from the shelves. TV newscasters actually send crews out to record this shopping phenomenon With the exception of a very, very bad ice storm back in 1994, it's not like we're going to be snowbound for a month. We're in the southern U.S., not the North Pole! But people go nuts. So for fun we started making a list of what things constitute "white food".

Wanna play? The list gets pretty outrageous by the time things are over!

Okay, it's going to snow. You have to buy "white food!" What will you buy? I'll start the list with:

Milk
Bread
Eggs
frozen cauliflower florets
white wine

Next?

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Old 11-30-2006, 05:28 AM   #2
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:46 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Ishbel
Pasta
Cream
onions
Let's try to quote the whole list as we go, shall we? It will make more sense that way! So, now we have:

Milk
Bread
Eggs
frozen cauliflower florets
white wine
pasta
cream
onions

Next?
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:48 AM   #4
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It could snow heavily in the countryside knocking off electricity sometimes. In which case, I would stock up biscuits, canned food, bread, milk, eggs, ham and cheese.
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It could snow heavily in the countryside knocking off electricity sometimes. In which case, I would stock up biscuits, canned food, bread, milk, eggs, ham and cheese.
But you see, ham isn't a "white food" Biscuits (scones to our U.K. counterparts) could qualify. As could many white cheeses. But the game is to build a list of white foods until it verges into the silly (which it will, trust me!) I'll add cheese to the list for you

So far we have:

Milk
Bread
Eggs
frozen cauliflower florets
white wine
pasta
cream
onions
white cheese (could be many)

Next?
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:00 AM   #6
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Biscuits are not scones in the UK, biscuits are cookies.

American biscuits may be similar to scones...
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Biscuits are not scones in the UK, biscuits are cookies.

American biscuits may be similar to scones...
I meant American biscuits. American biscuits are similar to scones... made with flour, salt, baking powder, butter or lard or solid vegetable shortening; buttermilk or milk. Rolled out, cut and (in the case of my grandma Brown for her scones) baked on a cast iron griddle. Both American biscuits and scones are fantastic with clotted cream and jam It's hard to find clotted cream over here, though.

The scones my grandmother made weren't filled with currants or anything like that. They were strictly a savoury bread.

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Neither are most of our scones. Treacle, bran, tattie, and ordinary ones - but ordinary scones are not savoury. They have sugar in the ingredients.

Biscuits in Europe are usually what Americans call cookies.
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We are getting off track here... the game is to list "white foods" not to debate whether biscuits are cookies and scones are American biscuits. So far we have:

Milk
Bread
Eggs
cauliflower (skip whether or not it's frozen )
white wine
pasta
cream
onions
white cheese (could be many)
American biscuits/scones
potatoes/tatties

And...?
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