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GUEST,Steve Latimer BS: Strange American Custom? (48) RE: BS: Strange American Custom? 23 May 00


I just returned from a golf trip in Wheeling, West Virginia. 'Spaw has it right about frying. I think the best example of this I saw down there was the snack "Food" deep fried pork rinds. I thought our Canadian dish, Poutine, was the worst possible thing one could ingest, but I don't think anything could come close to Pork Fat fried in oil.

Then there's the Chicken Fried Steak, some kind of steak battered and thrown in the fryer.

I think my favourite culinary experience on this trip was when a group of us ordered a bottle of Merlot at dinner in a steak house. It came dripping with perspiration as it was straight out of the 'fridge. Please tell me that this is something peculiar to Wheeling and not practiced in other parts of the U.S.

I too have seen the deep fried frozen pizza, this was in a cafe in England just south of the Scottish border. Disgusting.

Americans often find it odd when we Canucks ask for vinegar and ketchup for our Chips (French Fries).




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