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NYNM

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WASP food? Sat, 09/23/06 7:34 PM (permalink)
For all the international foods, what about good old White Anglo-Saxon food in USA? What are foods we eat that aren't "ethnic?" (terrible way to say it, British North American is an ethnicty, too). White Bread Foods, Vanilla Ice Cream, etc. (Be careful, some of our "average" foods are German-derived).......
 
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    Trishkaidekaphobia

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    RE: WASP food? Sat, 09/23/06 7:40 PM (permalink)
    How about:

    White bread toast with Cheez Whiz (a.k.a. lazy man's Welsh Rarebit)?
    Cream of Tomato soup with Ritz crackers?
    Roast beef made with only salt and pepper as seasonings?
    Creamed chipped beef on toast? (Veterans call this something else!)
     
    #2
      Extreme Glow

      RE: WASP food? Sat, 09/23/06 7:54 PM (permalink)
      Suggest you find a copy of "The White Trash Cookbook". You'll find everything you need to know!

      I just wish that I hadn't given my copy away.
       
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        Greymo

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        RE: WASP food? Sat, 09/23/06 8:38 PM (permalink)
        All those gelatin salads!!!!
         
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          NYNM

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          RE: WASP food? Sat, 09/23/06 11:10 PM (permalink)
          Oh my WASPs aren't trash!! How about those cucumber and watercress sandwiches? (I'm talking upscale here!)
           
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            ann peeples

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            RE: WASP food? Sat, 09/23/06 11:17 PM (permalink)
            Thank you, NYMN-and the Whitetrash cookbook is not what I consider a representation of what we are talking about...i do not cook roadkill, although in some regions it is acceptable.Heck, all over the world it is acceptable.Just not in my book.....
             
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              Jaybomb

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              RE: WASP food? Sat, 09/23/06 11:41 PM (permalink)
              Well, if we're talking purely american food...
              BAR B QUE!!!

              Iced tea, and a hot melon salads with an ice cream sundae!

              Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and ho-cakes!

              These things are as american as you're going to get!
               
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                NYNM

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                RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 12:07 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Jaybomb

                Well, if we're talking purely american food...
                BAR B QUE!!!

                Iced tea, and a hot melon salads with an ice cream sundae!

                Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and ho-cakes!

                These things are as american as you're going to get!



                As an American, I have to ask: what is hot melon salad? (or do you mean like a fruit salad but with all melon?) ho-cakes? (hot cakes, I take it, not any "other" meaning). OK for chicken tea, potatoes (though I've had great meashed potatoes in Grmany. They put a bit of nutmeg in it!)
                 
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                  cyrano

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                  RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 1:30 AM (permalink)
                  I'm thinking Boston, Durgin-Park, baked beans, fish cakes, apple pie, Indian pudding, that sort of thing.
                   
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                    AndreaB

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                    RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 3:12 AM (permalink)
                    What about chicken fried steak, country ham, hot browns, BLT's, etc. And re the "White Trash Cookbook" I have one and have enjoyed recipes from it (excluding possum and other roadkill). Fried okra also comes to mind.

                    Andrea
                     
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                      roossy90

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                      RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 5:03 AM (permalink)
                      Grilled ham and cheese sandwich.........
                      Totally wasp.
                      I am a WASP...
                      Ham Salad on crackers.......
                      Anything ham would be waspish.
                      I think this might be volatile....
                       
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                        fabulousoyster

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                        RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 7:26 AM (permalink)
                        NYNM, The WASP Cookbook by Alexandra Wentworth is a fun read, and informative with all your favorite WASP recipes. I read it a couple of years ago, a tiny book covered in blue velvet. Mint Julep, Tea Sandwiches, Watermelon Basket, Lobster Rolls, Creamed Chipped Beef, Egg Nog, are some of the recipes I remember in it. Also don't forget hard liquor. "Inez's cookies", thats the favorite cookies the housekeeper makes. Also use Newman's own dressing, because profits go to the needy. Its a fun read, pick it up!
                         
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                          Brookerme

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                          RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 7:37 AM (permalink)
                          From my grandmother's table: roast leg of lamb, tomato aspic, creamed cauliflower, and tapioca.
                           
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                            Adjudicator

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                            RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 9:33 AM (permalink)
                            Hoe-Cakes

                            2 cups corn meal


                            1 teaspoon salt

                            2 cups boiling water

                            oil for frying

                            Put the tea kettle on to boil. In a large bowl combine the corn meal and salt. When the water boils, measure it in a metal or tempered-glass measuring cup. Pour the boiling water over the cornmeal and stir it up. The cornmeal will swell up, absorbing the water, and making a very thick mash.

                            Heat some oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. You can use as little as two tablespoon of oil per panful, but it is a little easier to use 4 or 5 tablespoons of oil for each panful. Use your waistline and frying skill as the final judge. Now scoop up a little of the cornmeal mush (about 1/4-cup) and shape it into a patty. It will still be warm from the boiling water, so be careful not to burn yourself. You can let it cool down some more first if you like. Plop the patty into the hot fat, and get it to frying. Make some more, until you have a whole pan full. I usually cook about 4 or 5 at a time. When the underside is crispy brown, turn them and cook the other side. When both sides are crispy and brown, transfer them to a plate to keep warm, and start another batch. This recipe makes about 12 hoe cakes.

                            Originally, Native Americans cooked these on hot rocks in an open fire. They were commonly referred to as Ash Cakes. Later on, settlers from Europe adopted the recipe, cooking the cakes on the blades of their hoes in the fireplace. This is where they get the name, "Hoe Cakes". Of all the recipes in my collection, this one is the oldest, the cheapest, and just about the tastiest of all. Serve Hoe Cakes with as a bread, or by themselves for breakfast with maple syrup or molasses. They also make a nice accompaniment to main meals, especially when fried in margarine. In the summertime, when you want a hot bread, but don't want to heat up the oven, this is the best choice. They cook right on top of the stove, without heating up the entire house. Good for camping and back packing too.

                            http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/hoecakes.htm
                             
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                              Adjudicator

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                              RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 9:47 AM (permalink)
                              Totally a good 'ole American invention here:

                               
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                                doggydaddy

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                                RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 10:02 AM (permalink)


                                === This is where they get the name, "Hoe Cakes". ====


                                It ain't easy being a hoe.........cake


                                mark
                                 
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                                  sizz

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                                  RE: WASP food? Sun, 09/24/06 11:02 AM (permalink)
                                  hummmmmmmmmm............ I always thought Hoe Cakes were a African American treat.
                                   
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                                    SassyGritsAL

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                                    RE: WASP food? Mon, 09/25/06 11:12 AM (permalink)
                                    Tuna fish salad sandwhiches on toast
                                    Mack n cheese (the boxed kind) though I make mine with Velveeta
                                    Fried green tomatoes
                                    Hushpuppies
                                     
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                                      Ashphalt

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                                      RE: WASP food? Mon, 09/25/06 11:29 AM (permalink)
                                      With some real Yankee roots behind me, I've gotta agree with Cyrano.

                                      Add fried clams, lobster salad roll, red flannel hash (i.e. corned beef hash with beets), New England chowder. Gotta be some more, oh yeah! Marshmallow Fluff.

                                      Of course, WASP food might also include many mid-century treats such as Tuna-noodle casserole, jello salads, and sloppy joes.

                                      Has anyone seen an old HBO show, "Martin Mull's History of White People in America"? Running gag is that every family member has their own gallon of mayo, and Mom's always running out for more.
                                       
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                                        Grillmeister

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                                        RE: WASP food? Mon, 09/25/06 2:33 PM (permalink)

                                        I've got an entire page of 1960's suburban cuisine, some of which was taken from our family cookbook. Feel free to come on over and browse...it's about as WASP as it gets!

                                        http://www.patioculture.net/recipes.html

                                         
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                                          HollyDolly

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                                          RE: WASP food? Mon, 09/25/06 4:08 PM (permalink)
                                          Well there's meat loaf,roast beef, beef stew,mac and cheese,and other stuff.
                                          I'll have to check out your site Grillmeister for the 1960s cusine.Miss the old Swanson TV dinners in the aluminum tray.
                                           
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                                            PapaJoe8

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                                            RE: WASP food? Mon, 09/25/06 4:24 PM (permalink)
                                            Swanson still makes the pot pies. I still like em.
                                            Joe
                                             
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                                              mollydingle

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                                              RE: WASP food? Tue, 09/26/06 2:14 PM (permalink)
                                              Cyrano and Ashphalt are right. Good, plain Yankee cooking. Anyone else have salmon and peas on the 4th of July? Of course, it was fresh salmon and new peas from the garden.
                                              One of my many pet peeves is that it's increasingly difficult to get good baked beans in a restaurant up here in N.E. anymore. it's all barbecue, canned or kidney beans! *sigh*
                                               
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                                                Ashphalt

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                                                RE: WASP food? Tue, 09/26/06 2:21 PM (permalink)
                                                Grillmaster, neat stuff, but I'm not sure about those mock chicken enchiladas. Green chilis? not in my WASP upbringing! But it does raise one of the most important ingredients to mid-century cooking, canned cream soup, especially canned cream of mushroom soup. Certainly casseroles made with the stuff fit the bill. Especially... Green Bean Casserole!
                                                 
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                                                  Pwingsx

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                                                  RE: WASP food? Tue, 09/26/06 5:36 PM (permalink)
                                                  sugar water



                                                  geddit?
                                                   
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                                                    xannie_01

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                                                    RE: WASP food? Tue, 09/26/06 5:41 PM (permalink)
                                                    LOL, pwingsx

                                                    as a matter of fact, when i was a child my mother would mix hotwater and sugar, then comb my hair so it would keep in place. the bees loved me.
                                                     
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                                                      Tedbear

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                                                      RE: WASP food? Tue, 09/26/06 5:55 PM (permalink)
                                                      I think that the quintessential WASP food would be Chicken a La King, served on white toast (or, as they used to say, on "toast points"). While I have to admit that I liked this dish as a child, authentic Chicken a La KIng is devoid enough of seasoning to qualify as true WASP food.

                                                      After all, you certainly wouldn't want your food to have any pronounced taste or character, would you?
                                                       
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                                                        xannie_01

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                                                        RE: WASP food? Tue, 09/26/06 5:59 PM (permalink)
                                                        jello fruit mold should qualify.
                                                         
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                                                          Pwingsx

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                                                          RE: WASP food? Tue, 09/26/06 6:15 PM (permalink)
                                                          Turkey tetrazzini should be right up there with the chicken a la king.
                                                           
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                                                            Pwingsx

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                                                            RE: WASP food? Tue, 09/26/06 6:16 PM (permalink)
                                                            How about beans and franks?
                                                             
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