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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:19 PM
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Poll question: Which Nationality Has The Best Food?
It's put up or shut up time. Tell me which people have the best eats...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:23 PM
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1. Voted Italian, but first love is Indian.
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LeftofU Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:24 PM
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2. I know New Orleans is not a country but...
we have the best food by far!
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:08 PM
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28. ahhh yeah.....Cajun Creole......by FAR....
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 01:09 PM by jus_the_facts
.....jambalaya....an' da crawfish pie...file' gumbo....lalalala!! :evilgrin:

on edit...I could sing that ENTIRE song at age 3!! :D
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:24 PM
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3. It's all good!
n/t
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:24 PM
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4. Italian
Geez, it seems like all of the culinary talent in Europe went right to Italy.
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PAMod Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:25 PM
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5. America! You can get it all right here!
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:55 PM
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37. Agreed--and Tex-Mex beats out regular Mexican cooking!
Plus, Chicago pizza, Cincinnati chili, Buffalo wings, New Orleans almost anything...
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:26 PM
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6. it's all fantastic
Add in Japanese, Indian, Ethiopian, and Thai, and I'll be in culinary heaven!
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DCDemo Donating Member (847 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:26 PM
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7. Uh you left most cusine off your list
Indian, Malaysian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, South American (too many to list), Cuban, West African, Ethiopian, Afghani, Salvadoran, Carribean, Vietnamese, etc.

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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:27 PM
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8. There is no better food in the world than Mexican!!!!!
Chile, salsa, mole, tortillas, refried beans, lobster puerto nuevo style, shrimp tacos, lobster burritos, albondigas soup, carnitas, carne asada, yo quiero mucho!!! got torts? Viva La Baja!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:27 PM
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9. Lebanese food
'nuff said
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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:28 PM
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10. What the hell is 'Irish' doing on that list?
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 12:31 PM by Monte Carlo
Take it from someone who knows, an Irish-Italian who has for years eaten the food of both cultures... Unless this is a gag, Irish shouldn't even been an option. Italian is THE best food around - there are many good types, but I just don't see how they could match the Italian passion for food and flavor.
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:01 PM
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26. Hey, let's go out for some Irish food tonight!
That is like English food. Potatoes and meat can't hurt you, but is it good?
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SiobhanClancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:47 PM
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31. Black pudding,anyone?
yummy stuff :)
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:52 PM
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33. Ah, but an Irish breakfast will keep you going all day!
And you have to buy Canadian bacon in the US to come close to Irish rashers.
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SiobhanClancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:56 PM
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38. I agree with that
Whenever I'm over there,I really enjoy a "full Irish" in the morning(minus the black and white puddings!).Also,I had the best salmon I've ever had in my life over there...and in the North,even.
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luckyluke Donating Member (186 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:05 PM
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40. My favorite Irish breakfast - Guiness!
I probably sound like an alkie. But Guiness is so rich and good you can almost eat it. Beats cold cereal any day.

-ll
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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:11 PM
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44. You got me there.
My Irish dad makes the family breakfast every Sunday... and no one else on the planet seems to be able to make eggs and potatoes the way he does. I've never had a real Irish breakfast (in Ireland), but I will when I go to Ireland someday.
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:28 PM
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11. Ethiopian
If you've never had Ethiopian food, go find some in your nearest big city ASAP. In my opinion the spices are even more subtly layered and interesting than Indian food. :9

Tucker
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:29 PM
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12. This poll is biased! no India, no New Orleans, no Pakistan, no Ethiopia
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 12:31 PM by DuctapeFatwa
And where is Indonesia? and VietNam? and Thailand and Syria and Malaysia and Iran and Greece?

Hmmmph

edit to note that Greece, at least is there.
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Garage Queen Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:33 PM
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13. Um, helllloooooo, INDIA?! I'm eating some right now.....
YUM!
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liberalpress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:33 PM
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14. There's a "bad" food?
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:39 PM
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17. My sentiments exactly?
All cultures make food to die for.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:54 PM
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22. I'm with you!
:thumbsup:
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:03 PM
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27. Well, there is fruit cocktail in Cool Whip, with canned cream of mushroom
soup on something-or-other, and Kraft mac n cheese as the entree.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:54 PM
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35. "Caucasian" food!
When the girl gets her school's permission to start a "Caucasian Student Group" think of the wonderful dinners they'll have.

Heck, even the Irish have better stuff than that. Smoked salmon, anyone?
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:37 PM
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15. i have to say korean
Or dad would kill me :)

I voted mexican though
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:39 PM
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16. You forgot Thai
and Japanese, and Vietnamese, and the aforementioned India.

Your poll is biased. It has a definite slant towards Europe. Get thee to the nearest Curry shop, pronto! :P
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KCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:57 PM
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24. that's what I would vote for, too!
Mmm-mm!
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:44 PM
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18. Other: All of them!
Every culture has something in their traditional cuisine that I like.

A few examples:

Italian: Sausage tortellini with Marinara, olives and Parmesan.

German: Wienerschnitzel.

Chinese: Mongolian Beef.

Indian: Chicken Tandoori.

Greek: Beef and lamb gyros with hummus, tapouli and salad.

Mexican: Enchiladas Mole.

English (yes, that's right, English): Fish and chips with malt vinegar.

French: Duck a L'Orange.

Thai: Chicken Sateh with raw vegetables in sweet vinegar.

American: Pepper steak with garlic mashed potatos and broiled asparagus.

Turkish: Lamb kebabs in pita bread with spicy sauce.

African: Roasted goat meat in fried yellow rice.

Lots to choose from. God is good.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:46 PM
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19. Fronch dressing... Fronch fries...Fronch bread....
and to drink, Peroo!

:nuke:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:56 PM
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23. rucky, is that
:nuke: from drinking lighter fluid and then lighting up a cigarette? 'Cause if it is, you're better off dead! ;-)
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jumptheshadow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:53 PM
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20. You have a category for Irish food?
I guess it's okay if you like mashed turnips and cabbage delicately sauteed in rasher grease.
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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:53 PM
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21. Hungarian, hands down!
n/t
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:59 PM
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25. We do! Our food is Italian, Mexican, Cuban, French, Chinese, Creole,
Southern, Southwestern, Tex-Mex. Hey! Let's go out for some Canadian food tonight! All of it is good.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:42 PM
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29. Italian, but Mexican is a close 2nd.
Well, not real close, but closer than Germany anyway :). Hell, there are really only 5 food countries anyway: Italian, Mexican, French, Chinese, and Indian. Every other country has like one dish:
German-saurbraten
Russia-beef stroganoff
Spain-Paella (and they stole that from Italy probably :)
USA-Spam and cheez-whiz
Norway-lutefisk
Scotland-haggus

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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:47 PM
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30. Great Ethnic Food Stats Story
Yeah, i know, statistics. (Everyone rolls eyes, on cue.)

Some folks i know at ORC did a survey about 10 years ago where the goal was to determine the America's favorite ethnic foods. It was a very comprehensive study that not only looked at types of foods but individual dishes.

Well, at the end of the survey, they found that people had not picked spaghetti, macaroni, burritos, tacos, pizza, or even lasagna in the top 10! (There were others too, but i don't remember all of them.)

They went back on the follow up survey to ask why people didn't pick these common ethnic dishes. The most common response was that people didn't think of these at ethnic dishes, they thought of them as American food.

So, who says pluralism isn't a good thing. People don't even think of spaghetti as italian food anymore!
The Professor
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:50 PM
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32. I LIKE ENGLISH FOOD
I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYBODY F***ING SAYS. I'll take a steak and kidney pie over any tomato-sauced crap ANY F***ING DAY.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:20 PM
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46. Hey, Watch That Tomato Sauced Crap Stuff
Or i'll have some relatives from New Orleans pay you a visit you won't like.

And besides, English food?!?!?!? Sheesh! Even the British don't like English food! That's what they told me every time i've been there. The Brits i know all love chinese and italian food!
The Professor
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:52 PM
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34. I love Cuban food!
I just decided to get me an order of arroz con pollo to go at Versailles on Ventura Boulevard in Encino and take it with me to eat under the stars at the Hollywood bowl on Thursday when I see RADIOHEAD!!!!!!!!!
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cmf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:55 PM
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36. Indian
My personal favorite.
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Fixated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:01 PM
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39. ...
Yeah, Indian, with Italian a close second.
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:07 PM
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41. I went with Italian but I love Thai, Mexican, and Greek
almost as much. And being half Russian I love that too. But for variety and taste, I don't think you can beat Italian. It's always so hard for me to decide what to get at an good Italian restaurant.
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:07 PM
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42. Paisan, is there really even a choice?
:D

I love them all, but theres-a no place-a like home. Mama mia!
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sexybomber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:10 PM
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43. Nothing compares to my mother's Italian cooking...
Since she is, after all, the best cook on the planet :-)
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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:16 PM
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45. Them's fightin' words.
My late grandmother might have been the best cook I've ever known. Now that I look back on it, I remember waking up in the morning, and she'd already be preparing for that night's dinner. I think those efforts she made drove her slowly insane over the years, but damn... I don't think I'll ever find a better gravy.
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