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What is your favorite kind of food?

American (including Western, Southern, Mormon)
Mexican
Chinese (including Tibetan)
Japanese
Southeast Asian (Thai, Vietnamese, etc.)
Korean
African
Middle Eastern (including Jewish)
French
Indian
German/Scandinavian
British/Irish
Italian
Eastern European
Other Asian
Other European
Other Latin American
Something else?

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Favorite food?
« on: April 30, 2009, 08:40:24 AM »
If it's in the "other" category, or a broad group like African, please share!
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 11:06:21 AM »
Well jade with only the two of us reporting it appears we agree on French and Mexican.  I'd like to narrow it and specify Federal District Sea Food and Provencal and Alsatian.
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 02:33:22 PM »
american, mexican, chinese, french, german, and italian for me! :D
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 08:49:10 PM »
Indian food is my overall favorite, I think, especially in restaurants since I haven't quite gotten naan and papadams figured out yet at home.  I picked "German/Scandinavian" purely on the merits of potatis korf, which is a truly delicious type of sausage that I believe is actually an invention of Swedish immigrants to America - at least, the Swedes I've talked to have never heard of it.  I picked African because of two excellent dishes: ground nut stew and Moroccan apricot chicken; I'm not especially partial to any other African cuisine I've sampled, and some is actually quite disgusting.

By the way, it looks like somebody cheated - there are 38 votes from only 6 people.  Not that I object - I would have picked more than 6 options if I'd known I could get away with it.   ;)
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 09:54:07 PM »
Best Italian dish I have ever had was at Carraba's, called the Spiedino di Mare, a simply delicious seafood dish with scallops and shrimp. Sooo good  :o
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 08:13:14 AM »
By the way, it looks like somebody cheated - there are 38 votes from only 6 people.  Not that I object - I would have picked more than 6 options if I'd known I could get away with it.   ;)

42 votes to 7 people right now...
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 08:42:24 AM »
42 votes?  I see only 8.

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Question:      What is your favorite kind of food?
American (including Western, Southern, Mormon)    - 6 (14%)
Mexican    - 7 (16.3%)
Chinese (including Tibetan)    - 5 (11.6%)
Japanese    - 2 (4.7%)
Southeast Asian (Thai, Vietnamese, etc.)    - 2 (4.7%)
Korean    - 1 (2.3%)
African    - 1 (2.3%)
Middle Eastern (including Jewish)    - 2 (4.7%)
French    - 3 (7%)
Indian    - 3 (7%)
German/Scandinavian    - 4 (9.3%)
British/Irish    - 0 (0%)
Italian    - 7 (16.3%)
Eastern European    - 0 (0%)
Other Asian    - 0 (0%)
Other European    - 0 (0%)
Other Latin American    - 0 (0%)
Something else?    - 0 (0%)
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 10:14:18 AM »
42 selections, rather.
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 10:20:21 AM »
Ah.  Under types of American cooking it lists Mormon.  Are there any distinctives of Mormon cooking other than the use of Kraft products? ;P
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 03:51:28 PM »
Yes: Casseroles, homemade bread, zucchini, funeral potatoes. But you're right about the Kraft products, since jello is a staple.
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2009, 12:12:17 AM »
My choices, ranked in order (with ties on the same line):

Southeast Asian
Italian / Chinese
Mexican / American
Nicaraguan

Though some Nicaraguan foods are amazing (you'll never look at a tortilla the same way after you try güirila; also, the unpronounceable buñuelo puts our donuts to shame), most of it is bland dreck. Hence, it's last on my list of favorites, though when it's good, it's amazing.

Edit: Hah, I forgot that I actually started the Wikipedia page on güirila. Sadly, it's not much to look at.
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2009, 09:56:43 AM »
Renoard:  I actually read an entire article studying the distinctive characteristics of Mormon cooking.  Quite fascinating.

In addition to what Ook said, Mormon food can be characterized by more cultural diversity than standard American fare (Russian and Mexican dishes, for example, may be Mormon staples), a large quantity of hearty stews and soups, and an overabundance of desserts (Statistically, Mormon cookbooks contain significantly larger dessert sections than their non-Mormon counterparts).
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 03:59:39 AM »
Renoard:  I actually read an entire article studying the distinctive characteristics of Mormon cooking.  Quite fascinating.

In addition to what Ook said, Mormon food can be characterized by more cultural diversity than standard American fare (Russian and Mexican dishes, for example, may be Mormon staples), a large quantity of hearty stews and soups, and an overabundance of desserts (Statistically, Mormon cookbooks contain significantly larger dessert sections than their non-Mormon counterparts).

Mormon cooking sounds delicious  ;D
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 05:35:28 AM »
I personally think it's pretty good, Eerongal.

Another strange Mormon custom:  Funerals become feasts.
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Re: Favorite food?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2009, 05:54:35 AM »
Thus the funeral potatoes. But it's not all that strange—at least, I think that wakes are big parties in some cultures.

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