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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:48 am

    Iceburg lettuce has less dietary fibres than a couple of peas or corn kernels.

    Speaking of sizes, our large at fast food joints are probably your extra tiny for happy meal.
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by Darkson on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:49 am

    JY4answer wrote:Only a mountain of carbs, sugar and butter, served with your chioce of eggs, bacon, sausage, and now steak!

    Carbs is just another word for sugar, you don't need to mention it separately silly just saying.


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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by sinisterapathy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:50 am

    Darkson wrote:
    JY4answer wrote:Only a mountain of carbs, sugar and butter, served with your chioce of eggs, bacon, sausage, and now steak!

    Carbs is just another word for sugar, you don't need to mention it separately silly just saying.

    Incorrect my friend:P
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:50 am

    All this talk of food is making me hungry... mmmmmm eggs. One of the best foods on earth, along with garlic and onions, followed by steak.
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:50 am

    sinisterapathy wrote:
    Darkson wrote:
    JY4answer wrote:Only a mountain of carbs, sugar and butter, served with your chioce of eggs, bacon, sausage, and now steak!

    Carbs is just another word for sugar, you don't need to mention it separately silly just saying.

    Incorrect my friend:P

    Actually he's right.
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by Darkson on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:51 am

    Haha lol


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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:53 am

    Darkson, in nutrition terms sugars typically refer to simple carbohydrates. Depending on field you're both right. In chemistry terms sugars and carbohydrates can be interchangeable but nutrition terminology often separates them.

    Jy.....exactly. Apart from texture iceberg lettuce adds nothing to your food.

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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:58 am

    By the looks of it, I have successfully hijacked my own thread back.

    I'd love to go to the States to try some real American food. Not what the rest of the world sees, but some real, hearty, homely food.
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by Darkson on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:01 am

    So you can say carbs can be/are a mixture of different sugar types/forms. ? So basically carbohydrates means sugar(s) I think.... ?

    And a bit more on topic:

    America: Isn't it so that you can basically fins every kind of food there? silly But mostly drenched in fat... silly


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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:06 am

    If I'm right, carbs and sugars are easily tranformed into one another by the body.

    What's real American food? (Prepares to duck)


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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by DoughGuy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:06 am

    Let me see if I can remember chem. Carbohydrates are simply molecules made of C, H and O. Sugars or saccharrides are specific carbohydrates that we consume and use.

    EDIT: Stolen from wikipedia - Sugar is the generalised name for a class of sweet-flavored substances used as food. They are carbohydrates and as this name implies, are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.


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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:08 am

    BTW, Dough, I live in Sydney
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:10 am

    Lol......Darkson that's a stereotype. Wait....it's a heuristic actually because it's a good rule of thumb. Yeah, we're the country that decided it was a good idea to dip things (cookies, twinkies, candy bars, pickles, anything really) in pancake batter and then deep fry it, often ending with a coating of confectioner's sugar. You can find anything here but not everything in one place. I've been to an authentic Chinese restaurant for example. But I lived near Albany at the time. Now I'm in a rural area and I can only get the stuff that Jy mentioned in the first post. Also, we're pretty territorial with our food and authentic local stuff can be just as hard to find in other parts of the country as it is for you. For example I live near where Buffalo wings were first made. In other parts of the country I've been to the closest to authentic is Domino's pizza's take or similar and let me tell you it's not even close. Plus the local atmosphere means you have competition trying to top everyone else so here there's probably thousands of Buffalo sauce recipes. Apples are big where I live so our apple pies might be better than some other states while on the other hand it's hard to find a really good key lime pie here.

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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by DoughGuy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:12 am

    JY4answer wrote:BTW, Dough, I live in Sydney
    Thats like 3 aussies on the site! Im not alone!


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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:13 am

    DoughGuy wrote:
    JY4answer wrote:BTW, Dough, I live in Sydney
    Thats like 3 aussies on the site! Im not alone!

    And a NZer! Don't forget about our undead merchant now!
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by DoughGuy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:14 am

    And Viral. Thats 2 NZers! Oceania is rising up to take the forums from the Americans!


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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by sinisterapathy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:22 am

    "Carbohydrates are found in a wide array of foods—bread, beans, milk, popcorn, potatoes, cookies, spaghetti, soft drinks, corn, and cherry pie. They also come in a variety of forms. The most common and abundant forms are sugars, fibers, and starches"

    carbs do not = sugar...well they kinda do but not in the way you stated.
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:25 am

    I'd like to try a good chilli dog, deep-dish pizza, buffalo wings, and Italian beef sandwich. Oh and ommelette with hash browns. I'll just go vegetarian for a week to balance it out.
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:30 am

    Don't make me start chanting "U..S..A.......U..S..A!" and running around dressed in my flag cape to reclaim this forum! That's actually a misconception. Only 65% of Americans do this.

    Jy.....you'd need more than a week I would imagine. In the hope of spreading my robust culture I can reiterate a proposal I made in a food thread awhile back and offer to share one or two Buffalo sauce recipes. My goal is to make the whole world just a little spicier. Also, Buffalo sauce is good on way more stuff than chicken wings. I do have one secret recipe I will never share. I can also provide some mad scientist takes I've done on classic American foods including the Rice Crispy treat recipe, my insane version of Apple pie, Buffalo Chicken casserole and miscake......a type of cake I made after I royally messed up on a key step.

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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by JY4answer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:39 am

    We could just start a recipe thread?
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:41 am

    Lol.....Yeah. Probably long overdue.

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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by sinisterapathy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:47 am

    skarekrow13 wrote:Don't make me start chanting "U..S..A.......U..S..A!" and running around dressed in my flag cape to reclaim this forum! That's actually a misconception. Only 65% of Americans do this.

    Jy.....you'd need more than a week I would imagine. In the hope of spreading my robust culture I can reiterate a proposal I made in a food thread awhile back and offer to share one or two Buffalo sauce recipes. My goal is to make the whole world just a little spicier. Also, Buffalo sauce is good on way more stuff than chicken wings. I do have one secret recipe I will never share. I can also provide some mad scientist takes I've done on classic American foods including the Rice Crispy treat recipe, my insane version of Apple pie, Buffalo Chicken casserole and miscake......a type of cake I made after I royally messed up on a key step.

    I like they way you think.
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:03 pm

    Normally other countries really get a wrong idea of what the real America is like, but I'll say so that you never again misunderstand our country. If you want to know all you need to about America, this game by From Software actually hits the nail on the head. This is the most accurate portrayal of America I've seen in a foreign game, or in any foreign media.

    http://youtu.be/SEIi3X9NCMU
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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by DoughGuy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:12 pm

    "If you look through a stellite thats what you see" - Love it. Unfortunately an eror occured right after he said that.


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    Re: Culture misconceptions

    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:33 pm

    Oceania is the name for that region? Though it was Australasia... Or is this the same kinda difference between Netherlands/Holland?


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