We have somebody here from england. And we have had people here from all over the world before - but somehow I got a bee in my bonnet about what foods have never been tried. Here is the list I have so far ...
key lime pie
chicken fried steak
grilled cheese sandwich
fried chicken hot dog
biscuits and gravy
the banana split
root beer float
A lot of these are alien food to someone in the UK!
However, corn chips, corn on the cob, hot dogs, and hamburgers are all eaten here now. And coleslaw and BLTs. Grilled cheese sandwich is definite;ly a thing in Europe, though it's a croque monsieur if it includes ham.
I'm only 63! That's not to old to learn to be a permie, right?
Jane Mulberry wrote:Oh. My. Goodness! What is that!
That delectable guilty pleasure is a Frito Pie! A bag of Fritos, ripped open, a generous portion of beefy chili heaped in, then topped with shredded cheddar, and raw white onions. I love mine with the additions of sour cream, jalapeño slices, and black olive slices. Mmmmm...
If you really want to go for the cavities, add powdered sugar and/or whipped cream. We also like raspberry syrup on top or fresh strawberries.
Twenty years ago, I met a European couple in the dining car of an Amtrak train and the gentleman was pretty horrified by his breakfast when he ordered waffles and got what he thought looked like a dessert for children. 😂 I was confused by his confusion until he explained that he had never heard of a sweet waffle before, that they are always savory.
Macaroni or spaghetti with tomato juice
Yellow squash casserole
Nashville Hot deviled eggs
Collard greens with ham hock
Red beans and rice
What’s that green spread that’s made with cucumbers, onion and cream cheese? Mom used to serve them on white bread triangle sandwiches with the crusts cut off.
I've read that the only food items North America contributed to the global diet were cranberries and sunflowers. Sunflowers are now grown mainly in EU and Russia, but I don't think cranberries have made the jump--Europeans and Brits have sour berries of their own. Of course, if you do a Thanksgiving dinner, that should include cranberry sauce. Yeah, corn too if you count Mexico as North America.
Perhaps this is only because my friends are gardeners, but from the fall until sometime to early spring with luck, every time we have a meal together, the most common dessert for someone to bring is either apple or pumpkin tart. We can find many, many recipes for pumpkin pie now.
"Cincinnati Chili" aka Skyline Chili which is chili on top of spaghetti noodles (a 2-way), add grated cheddar on top for a 3-way, onions or kidney beans under the cheese for a 4-way, onions AND kidney beans for a 5-way. Don't forget the oyster crackers and hot sauce!
The ground beef in the chili is boiled instead of browned, giving the chili a fine-grained texture, and the chili has notes of cinnamon and chocolate because...there's cinnamon and cocoa in it! Oh yeah! I almost forgot! A coney! Hot dog bun with chili, onions and cheese and a little mustard on the bun.
It's a Cincinnati classic!