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Which Country Has the WORST Food?
Self | July 4, 2013 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 07/04/2013 2:33:44 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Okay, we sort of know which countries have the best food. Nations like Italy, China, and Japan. But here is an unusual question: Which country has the worst food and why?

Until recently I would say that the British Isles has the worst food. Boiled and overcooked is NOT the way to prepare most food since it cooks the flavor right out of it. However, in recent years food has reportedly improved in that part of the world.

So which country NOW has the WORST food in the world? And please give reasons for this if possible.


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To: driftless2

That’s interesting; I’d imagine the main difference would be stuffing ingredients available. I’ve seen similar things with different names, but the pasties I’ve gotten resemble a large empanada (almost a foot long). Some of the ingredients resemble what you’d have in shepherds pie.


151 posted on 07/04/2013 4:36:39 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: South40

What foods do you like best here in the US?


152 posted on 07/04/2013 4:37:42 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Cajun and BBQ would be American foods though based on earlier French and Spanish influence.


153 posted on 07/04/2013 4:39:37 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: kearnyirish2
Thankfully Arthur Treachers is back around

Where is there an Arthur Treachers in NJ.

I live in Monmouth County? I haven't seen one in over 20 years. Last one was was in Neptune city just north of the Belmar Bridge. Wasn't bad white fish.

154 posted on 07/04/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Washi
Lumpia is the Philippine's saving grace.

I grew up part of the time living with a Filipino family. Thought I'd read the thread before defending good 'ol delicious Lumpia. Looks like you've beaten me to it. :-)

Filipino cooking tip: make three times as much as you think you'll need- people will constantly infiltrate the kitchen and filch them.

155 posted on 07/04/2013 4:40:22 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: driftless2

BTW, the iron mining in your area is what shut down the mining in ours; the ore out there was more abundant and purer. Most of our mines shut down shortly after the Civil War (throughout the war they supplied West Point Foundry with iron for Parrott guns and ammunition, as well as swords and shovels); a few lingered into the 1920s.

I hike around some of the abandoned mines; a number of Cornish and Welsh worked them (only foundations and abandoned cemeteries are left where they lived, in land taken over by NY and NJ as parkland). The more recent mines employed Slovaks and Italians as well.


156 posted on 07/04/2013 4:41:39 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PJ-Comix

Some years back, there was a description of a perfect Europe (pE) versus a nightmare Europe (nE) and listing which countries are best for which tasks. I have been trying to find it but no luck so maybe one of you can find it and share it.

An example of pE was French cooking while nE was Italian Government and British cooking.


157 posted on 07/04/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: SES1066

Canada. Outside of Tim Hortons, there isn’t much I would want to eat.


158 posted on 07/04/2013 4:43:36 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Mostly southern but the wife is a great chef and she is Italian.


159 posted on 07/04/2013 4:43:39 PM PDT by South40
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To: Focault's Pendulum

You should find them in highway rest areas and mall food courts where there is a Nathans; the Arthur Treachers are part of the Nathan’s now. The nearest one to me is the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne NJ.

They aren’t stand-alone restaurants (even within the mall/rest stop), and the sign will only say “Nathan’s”. The lighted menu above the register dedicated one part to Arthur Treachers (hush puppies, fish & chips, cole slaw), the background of that section of the menu is the Union Jack.


160 posted on 07/04/2013 4:44:42 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I always thought I would try anything once. I even ate chitlins once. But one look at balut and I said “I’m not putting that in my mouth.”


161 posted on 07/04/2013 4:45:19 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: FlJoePa

Mike Meyers said in a movie that all food in Scotland is based on a dare. Sounds like you lost!


162 posted on 07/04/2013 4:48:07 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: PJ-Comix
If you go to Korea, of the foods the tastiest is kimchi -- it is pepper-hot and smells sort of like an unbathed coon-hound that came out of a rainstorm, lying down by the fire to get dry.

Yum!

Now, this is the best they've got. You need to try out a Korean smorgasbord to sample everything. You'll love it -- this is why Koreans never get fat and always have nice white teeth.

163 posted on 07/04/2013 4:50:22 PM PDT by imardmd1
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To: SomeCallMeTim
When I go to Germany... I eat EVERY kind of food EXCEPT German. That has to count for something??

I'm OK with Schweinemedallion and spaetzle. And an Aecht Schlenkerla rauchbier to wash it down with.

164 posted on 07/04/2013 4:52:05 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: kearnyirish2
You should find them in highway rest areas and mall food courts where there is a Nathan

Thanks. None down my way I think. Will have to do a search.

165 posted on 07/04/2013 4:53:40 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: OneWingedShark; PJ-Comix

Restaurant food?

In Spain, they don’t cook food properly, and then they let flies land on much of it for a few days before serving.

In Dominica. Everything is washed in their dirty water. All you can eat before you spend 2 days in your room.

Food safety comes first for me. But then I won’t eat restaurant food anywhere, if I don’t have to.


166 posted on 07/04/2013 4:54:25 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

One night we left and went to the pub for a mince (burger). Still got to play Muirfield, which was why we were there in the first place.


167 posted on 07/04/2013 4:55:20 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: MamaB

If you have never tried it, sign up for a Caribbean cruise in January. It is mercifully mild weather, the sea has so many shades of turquoise I have never seen anywhere else, the scenery changes every day, and the main even on a cruise ship is fine dining. They offer you 4 main entrees and 4 dessert choices with every meal and never see the same item twice during a 7 day cruise. And if you do not like any of the entrees, you can always order the basic broiled steak or chicken breast.


168 posted on 07/04/2013 4:55:34 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: Clemenza
At least the Dakotas have walleye.

Someone was dissing Fish and Chips. They should try beer battered walleye or any type of walleye.

169 posted on 07/04/2013 4:58:59 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: aomagrat

“But one look at balut and I said “I’m not putting that in my mouth.”

I understand; I haven’t been shopping for it myself since I tried it.


170 posted on 07/04/2013 5:00:18 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: entropy12
The pizza at Uno’s & Duo’s in downtown Chicago never used tomato paste which is what you get in most deep dish pizza.

Been there, done that. You're sooooooo right!

171 posted on 07/04/2013 5:00:45 PM PDT by imardmd1
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To: Focault's Pendulum

There might be some on the Parkway or Turnpike; I believe one of them has Nathan’s in their rest stops.


172 posted on 07/04/2013 5:01:11 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
she laid strips of bacon across the top of the turkey to trap moisture

I've been doing that for over 40 years. You should see the kids fight over the crisp pieces of turkey flavored bacon.

173 posted on 07/04/2013 5:03:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I will differ with those that say the worst food is in the UK. Maybe Ireland or Wales, but not England. In recent years ther has been a movement to rediscover the food of the true England, country fare. It’s pretty good and getting better.


174 posted on 07/04/2013 5:06:51 PM PDT by alarm rider (Basically, we are toast.)
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To: PJ-Comix

England. *yuck*

The Irish have some pretty good stuff, but the English food is horrible.


175 posted on 07/04/2013 5:13:33 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Mike Darancette

Fish and Chips are usually fried in something that can be easily called “Death Oil”.


176 posted on 07/04/2013 5:15:40 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

” I’m NOT a big fan of sushi... so, for me, the worst place might be Japan. “

Japanese families on average probably eat sushi once a month . Variety of foods here is super wide and almost all yummy . Even my Mom , who doesn’t eat fish and is somewhat fussy , raved about the dishes she ate when she visited some years ago .


177 posted on 07/04/2013 5:19:34 PM PDT by sushiman ( .)
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To: entropy12

Don’t want to go on a cruise. We are planning to go on a Canadian Rocky train trip and stay at the rail moguls hotels. We want my 2 great granddaughters to get a little older. They are 4 and 5 now. We want them to get old enough to remember it. My late husband and I had planned to go on the train trip but he died of liver cancer before we could. The next March I got to thinking about that trip. I talked to my daughter, grandson and granddaughter to see if they wanted to go on the trip or get the money after I am gone. Each said trip. We flew to Seattle a few days before getting on the train. We saw WA, OR, ID, MT and WY. We had a blast and we still talk about that trip of a lifetime. It was a trip of a lifetime since GrandLuxe went out of business the next year. My grandson celebrated his 21st bd on the trip. He is a very talented pianist and played the train piano. He had a lot of fans on it. We hate to think we could not have gone if we had waited. My lesson was to not wait if we really want to do something. We are not promised tomorrow.


178 posted on 07/04/2013 5:20:22 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: kabumpo
The U.S., with all its abundance, has failed to develop its cuisine.

What's our cruisine? Burger and fries?

179 posted on 07/04/2013 5:26:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: SES1066
Some years back, there was a description of a perfect Europe (pE) versus a nightmare Europe (nE) The way I heard it was something like

In heaven, the British greet you, the Germans arrange your transportation, the Italians plan your fun, and the French cook your food. In hell, the French greet you, the Italians arrange your transportation, the Germans plan your fun, and the British cook your food.

180 posted on 07/04/2013 5:32:03 PM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: Riley; Washi

I’m not generally a fan of Filipino food, but the best flan I’ve ever had was made by Filipinas. Silky smooth and softer than Mexican flan. This was from two different cooks, so I’m assuming it’s Filipino style, not just one person’s recipe.


181 posted on 07/04/2013 5:34:04 PM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: SES1066

” nE was Italian Government and British cooking.”

I’ve seen that too. Germans were the police.


182 posted on 07/04/2013 5:34:08 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Ha Ha Thats Very Logical

The Pudim de Leite that we have down here in Brazil puts any nation’s flan to shame.


183 posted on 07/04/2013 5:37:09 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: kearnyirish2

Was this offered to you or did you pursue this willingly? (Amazing the things you will do to be a gracious guest when you travel!)

I will admit that I like canned salmon that has the bones, I like the way that they crunch when you chew them. That’s as close as I can get, however, to a dish like Balut....


184 posted on 07/04/2013 5:39:49 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: PJ-Comix

I’ve never been to Great Britain, but my son did about 25 years ago. He said all the food had a very distinctive and unpleasant taste, even the MacDonald’s.

Now the only thing that I can think of that would cause that is something in the water supply. Can anyone enlighten me?


185 posted on 07/04/2013 5:42:10 PM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: PJ-Comix

Tropical peasant countries — Mexico and Ghana come to mind. They fry everything in disgusting oil at high temperatures. Blech! In their homeland, their houses don’t have glass in the windows or doors in the doorways, so they don’t notice the horrible cooking fumes, then they come here where we have air conditioning and heating, and fill the living space with poisonous stink. Never, ever, let a third world peasant cook in your house.


186 posted on 07/04/2013 5:50:13 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: trisham
"The best steak I ever had was in Puerto Rico, and that was six years or so ago. It was incredible."

A steak from what? :-)

187 posted on 07/04/2013 5:51:30 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: kearnyirish2

I didn’t sample the Devon pasties (none available in Cornwall), but the locals said you can tell a Devon pasty from a Cornish one by looking at the crease. The Cornish pasties are creased on top while the Devon pasties are creased on the side.


188 posted on 07/04/2013 5:51:46 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: kabumpo
The U.S., with all its abundance, has failed to develop its cuisine.


Buttermilk Kitchen

189 posted on 07/04/2013 5:54:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: Cementjungle
You have to be careful about what you order. My wife told me not order American-style food expecting it to taste like American food. Order what the locals are famous for. In this case, the fish and chips, pasties, and shepherds pie. I did have an excellent steak at a place in Inverness called The Mustard Seed in 2006. I assume the place is still there. I'll always remember the very young and pretty Polish waitress who served our party. She said she was very homesick for Poland, but Britain was where the jobs were. Lots of Poles in Britain working in low-wage jobs. I hope things are improving in Poland.

By the way, Britain has the same sort of problem with illegal workers as we do. On our way to Scotland from England, we passed a farm field with a lot of people pulling things out of the ground. My English bro-in-law said probably every person we saw in the field doing the grunt work was either an illegal, from eastern Europe, or both.

190 posted on 07/04/2013 5:58:20 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: chesley

Have relatives there. Visited in early 70s, mid eighties, and mid-90s. Not much difference from us anymore. Used to be terribly bland, led by the ubiquitous “salad creme” salad dressing, which was basically mayonnaise.They still have fish and chips shops (excellent) like we have sub shops, and things like Scotch eggs and pork pies. But otherwise, their supermarkets are indistinguishable from ours.

In the seventies, there were no supermarkets, and people shopped daily at the local butcher, baker and candlestick maker.

I remember three wheeled cars from that era, too. It was very exciting to me as a kid. Sadly, their cars are indistinguishable from ours. Theirs have gotten bigger, and ours have gotten smaller.


191 posted on 07/04/2013 5:59:01 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: John Valentine

Alsace province. Good stuff and some similarity to us


192 posted on 07/04/2013 6:00:34 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: knarf

Bet ya can’t eat just one.

But seriously, the Welsh meat, potato, and rutabaga pie is pronounced with a short A not a long A.


193 posted on 07/04/2013 6:02:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
"The food in China was fantastic. My skinny little son who often just forgets to eat just wolfed it down. I’ve never seen him eat like that.'

Did you have him working in a sweat shop? ;-)

194 posted on 07/04/2013 6:02:54 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

He also said “if it’s not Sco-ish it’s crap”.


195 posted on 07/04/2013 6:05:07 PM PDT by DManA
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To: kabumpo
The U.S., with all its abundance, has failed to develop its cuisine.

I'm watching a marathon of "BBQ Pitmasters" on Destination America (Dishnetwork channel 194) and would beg to differ with you.

Although BBQ didn't come out of America's abundance (quite the opposite, really) it is uniquely American, a culinary art form, and killer tasty.

196 posted on 07/04/2013 6:11:50 PM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Tibet is the worst, from what I’ve heard.


197 posted on 07/04/2013 6:23:07 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: South40

“Philippines.”

I worked for a five-star resort in Hawaii and most of the housekeeping staff were Filipino. Employees had their own lunch room. We could brown-bag our own meals or eat free from their cafeteria line, and most of that food was excess from events held there. Five-star resort = five-star food.

The Filipinos chose to bring their lunches comprised of I-don’t-even-want-to-know-what. It was so gross that eventually they were asked not to do that any more. Shiver.


198 posted on 07/04/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: Clemenza
The Pudim de Leite that we have down here in Brazil puts any nation’s flan to shame.

As if I needed another reason to visit Brazil...

199 posted on 07/04/2013 6:33:18 PM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: aomagrat

I have. Still don’t know what it taste like... it did stay down... a lotta rum and gallons of San Migal(sp)beer helped.


200 posted on 07/04/2013 6:53:52 PM PDT by rusureitflies?
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