(Closed) NWR: FUN Thread about Foods named for countries. Are they misconceptions?

posted 5 years ago in Food
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Haha, this is cute…following along.

For the 7+ months I lived in France, I never saw or ate French toast. However, I had plenty of “frites” or what we call “French fries”. They’re pretty much the same, but they taste better (like everything does in France).

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

#9  .. yep had it when I was there the last time.   It didn’t have the big pile of whipped cream on top tho

 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

How interesting!!  Looking forward to hearing responses πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I know that in the case of french fries (and french-cut green beans), the “french” isn’t a reference to the country but rather to how they are cut. As a cooking term, “frenching” is “cutting things in long narrow strips.”

Also, re. the tea: I’m not 100% sure if this is the origin of the name or not, but English/British Breakfast tea is typically a blend of Assam and Darjeeling (I think). There is also Irish Breakfast tea, which is straight-up Assam. I’m guessing that, because both are popular breakfast teas, they are distinguished according to a trend in national preference …? And maybe “breakfast” tea because a straight-up, robust black tea was popular in the morning, while a more delicate tea (oolong, jasmine) or something flavored (a la Earl Grey) would be popular later on, at afternoon tea? Just speculating on this one – anyone out there know more?

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is a fun topic! I’m from the U.S., so have no idea about the answers.

On a related note, I seem to remember a big discussion when I was younger about whether “Parmesan” cheese not made in the Parma, Italy region should be legally allowed to be called Parmesan cheese.

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@FreckledFox:  oh yeah the coffee there is bitter … it NEEEDED the cream on top … When we we stayed with my dad’s cousin, he heaped cream on top.  We just didn’t get the cream on top at the bars…. it was ten years ago so hopefully they are  drowning that drink in cream πŸ˜€

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Kukahiko Estate

Fun post!  Tagging to follow along.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

GREEK SALAD

In Greece, a Greek Salad is Horiatiki. It’s tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, olives, feta, dill and other spices, dressing. Most notably, it does NOT have lettuce or pepperoncini.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@FreckledFox:  Yup! Which is why the whole post-911 “freedom fries” debacle was so absurd.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@FreckledFox:  In my grocery store (and my cook book), English muffins and crumpets are different.

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