WASP food?

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ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 11:11:45
My mother used to remind me I was pure W.A.S.P.Didnt mean a whole lot to me.All I know is I like every type of ethnic, regional,bizarre food.If some of the suggestions here are typical W.A.S.P.food-then I must say"How booooring,darling!" All in jest, folks
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 11:55:19
pleaseREAD-ME

I agree, the thread was about food ... got off track ... mea culpa!! ... but interesting none the less!

As this has ended up being so Off Topic, I have gone to go over to the "Off Topic & Lighter Fare" section and opened a new thread for the NON-FOOD discussion of of America's traditional priveleged "blueblood" WASP culture ... both historically and present-day.

PLEASE feel free to continue the non-food aspect of the discussion there

Sonny

GordonW
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 12:09:44
I'd also like some of the Lipton sour cream onion dip.
Grillmeister
Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 12:34:56

"When we arrived the first thing we saw is that they had an enormous jug of wine in a holder strapped to the front gate at the enterance to their driveway, that anyone could walk up to and drink."


...We put out 40's in my neighborhood!
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 14:43:53
quote:
Originally posted by seafarer john


...Do we like WASPish foods? You bet we do. Just last week we made up a dish of scalloped (escalloped at Schrafft's) potatoes with a slice of baked ham (heaven forbid, not a country ham- they're too strong for this dish). And as we enjoyed our dish, we both said how comforting it was, and how we sometimes miss the way we used to eat.

Cheers, John


... definitely comfort food.
I suppose that if WASPy food is kinda English food ... one of my favorite comfort foods is Yorkshire pudding (the roast with it aint' bad either :-)
mollydingle
Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 14:46:36
Toad in the hole and ginger glazed carrots. Gingerbread for dessert. YUM!
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 14:55:03
... an Alderman in Chains and an Act of Parliament :-)
(a roast turkey surrounded by link sausages and 5 pints of beer)
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 14:57:40
quote:
Originally posted by mollydingle

Toad in the hole and ginger glazed carrots. Gingerbread for dessert. YUM!


Mmmmmmm ... my fav way to make Yorkshire pudding even better!
mollydingle
Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/09/28 15:00:50
The Vermont Pub and Brewery in Burlington, Vt. used to make a version with cheddar and onions in the batter. Sacrilege to me, but hubby loved it!
Jgrattan
Junior Burger
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/07 12:52:59
As a Catholic, I suppose I don't actually get to have a formal WASP perspective. However, I'm Irish, no Italian relations and I grew up in New England/ New York. I submit for your approval: The Bagel Melt- Lenders onion bagel, toasted with velveeta.
I realize that Lenders' aren't real bagels and that velveeta is not cheese...but damn, it makes a tasty latchkey snack.
Lexi
Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/07 13:06:27
No one mentioned Miracle Whip - I thought that was a WASP staple.

Juli Jane
Junior Burger
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/15 20:03:27
Tomato aspic

Club sandwiches

Chef salad

avocado halve stuffed with shrimp salad

iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing

chicken ala king on toast

velveeta cheese sandwiches with Miracle Whip on white bread (I grew up on these...my mother is the WASPiest of WASPS)
Cakes
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/15 21:23:19
I am getting rather tired of this WASP stuff. It is so easy to pick on the majority. Not only am I White, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant, I am a male!! There is no form of life on earth that is less protected.

How about we talk about Swarthy, Poverty-level, Italian, Catholics?

Can anyone else come up with more denegrating acronyms? Let's insult a few more people.

Cakes
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/18 14:36:30
You're all so wrong. I'm third generation WASP and we eat fresh veggies, grilled fish and actually drink wine not gin.
Ashphalt
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/19 15:19:23
quote:
Originally posted by V960

You're all so wrong. I'm third generation WASP and we eat fresh veggies, grilled fish and actually drink wine not gin.


(Good show, I say! That'll keep 'em off the track. Wouldn't want them to catch on that we all only eat endangered species and drink 100+ year old cognac, now would we. )
roossy90
Sirloin
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/19 16:04:54
Of course, Marshmallow Fruit Salad.
And I concur with the Chicken Ala King.
I make a killer one, being the WASP that I am.
Wendy62
Hamburger
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/19 16:41:26
Giving "WASP" it's standard-use meaning, not just white anglo-saxon and Protestant, but blue-blooded with a New England background as well, I'm half WASP and half Southern. Funny thing is, it's the Southern side of the family that has anything like a sense of food tradition. My WASP grandparents served mostly Mexican and New Mexican food, and washed it down with white wine.
NYNM
Filet Mignon
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/19 17:26:33
quote:
Originally posted by Wendy62

Giving "WASP" it's standard-use meaning, not just white anglo-saxon and Protestant, but blue-blooded with a New England background as well, I'm half WASP and half Southern. Funny thing is, it's the Southern side of the family that has anything like a sense of food tradition. My WASP grandparents served mostly Mexican and New Mexican food, and washed it down with white wine.


Where do they live that the serve New Mexican food? That's pretty specific stuff and not that common outside NM,CO,TX maybe AZ.
CuzinVinny
Junior Burger
RE: WASP food? 2006/12/19 23:15:03
You want traditional Yankee fare!?? You can't go wrong with a good ol' fashion New England Clam Chowder, (Chowda as we prefer to say it) Boiled Dinner, and the piece du resistance, a REAL genuine New England Clambake!!!!! Makes me wanna sing a few lines of "Yankee Doodle" myself!!!! This, along with the topic may sound inflammatory, but it's meant for nothing else but a strong sense of pride for our unique heritage. The best medicine is where people can poke fun at themselves without creating an uproar.
avalon83
Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/17 16:02:29
Some serious, thoughtful answers here and then a lot of heavy prejudice against a definite minority group. How come it's okay to mock WASPS and your perceptions of what foods they might enjoy?????
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/19 11:39:08
What's a "sock puppet"?
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/19 11:49:22
Tuna noodle casserole with crumbled potoato chips on top for extra crunch. My mom always referred to it as "Lutheran Hot Dish."
Rando
Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/19 17:51:04
Pot roast... casseroles with cream of mushroom soup in them... clam chowder...deviled eggs... lamb with mint jelly...anything shake n baked...cream of wheat... Campbell's chicken noodle soup... ruffles... croutons... jell-o pudding.
jordan23
Junior Burger
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/24 20:51:17
I'm thinking Boston, Durgin-Park, baked beans, fish cakes, apple pie, Indian pudding, that sort of thing.
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/25 12:05:53
I think my favorite WASP dish would have to be lobster ...uh, lobstah.

I like the wasp versions of foods from the "old country" which would be turkey (an "alderman in chains" as I noted earlier), beef dishes including yankee pot roast, as Rando noted - lamb (yum!) ... but seafood, particularly lobster, would be my favorite.

As far as modern-wasp foods ... how bout "Jell-O 123"
Robearjr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/29 11:09:27
I would include any of the meat salads: chicken, tuna, man, shrimp and egg.

A turkey club is also a very WASP sandwich.

porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/29 12:25:50
Maybe there's a chapter that covers "roadfood".



Marked way down at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Privileged-Life-Celebrating-Wasp-Style/dp/275940126X
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/29 13:35:02
PB&J
Robearjr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/09/30 10:38:18
The WASP's have always been known for the cocktails first. The Bloody Mary and the Gin and Tonic being the standard bearers.

Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/01 08:11:14
Regarding the Susanna Salk book ... looks like an interesting photo book on WASP style and food. She's an editor from "Elle" and also "House and Garden".
sgt-at-arms
Hamburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/01 23:56:06
Someone mentioned Welsh rarebit, which is a take on Welsh rabbit. Welsh rabbit is a rabbit dish involving a wine and cheese sauce. When rabbit was unavailable bread was used in its place and given the name Welsh rarebit. I'm not sure if that counts as a WASP food since the Welsh are not of Anglo-Saxon background, but they are neighbors to Anglo-Saxons.
jettababs
Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/09 14:34:56
The only edible dish at my WASP-y private school was Shepard's Pie. Quintessential English comfort food. Everyone brought their lunches for the rest of the menu (various cassarole-ish things with creamy sauces and mystery meat). No idea why the Shepard's Pie was so good.
SiennaINFLA
Junior Burger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/14 20:17:04
WASPs don't eat, dinner is the olives in the Martini's.

And the food.. Come on...No Southern fried style, no spices, just mild, starchy, and safe?
Nothing wrong with "white" people food(Beans & franks, mayo rock me), but WASPy only you narrow it down much. :-)

That's why my Middle Eastern/Indian friend's have way better/more food at their get togethers.

Decent WASPy food I imagine is Chicken Cordon Blue, Cornish Hen,
Crab Cakes, lobster anything, Clam Chowder, Pound Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Fondue ? Anything New England.

Robearjr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/15 18:42:49
I would say there are two strands of WASP's in America. There are the northeastern variety and the southern ones. Both groups have the same pedigree, but the culture and the food differ.

sftreat
Junior Burger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/15 18:56:33
grilled pimento cheese on white bread.
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/16 13:37:47
Ah, yes. Southern WASP. That would be me.

Actually we eat what every one else down here eats. Just our parties and celebrations tend to be a bit more upscale...crab cakes with comeback dressing, very rare beef tenderloin with tiny yeast rolls and horseradish, almost NO ranch dressing, grilled fresh asparagus,and some "fifties food", such as tomato aspic.

And we don't mind being called WASPs, or really any of the other names. Most of us pretty much like who we are. And we DO make fun of ourselves!!!
divefl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/16 14:08:06
Oh come on. There is not southern wasp and northern. Are you white? Are you of angle saxon descent? Historically germanic tribes but people have also used it to include anglo celtic and anglo- norman. So, let's just say most of western europe is covered leaving out those pesky catholic italians and spainish. Leaves us to the last part. Are you Protestant? If you say yes to Jesus, but no to the Pope...ding, ding, ding...you're it.

Babtist, Lutheran,Presbyterian, Tent-revival snake charmer, what have you. I'm very sorry. I know people like to feel very unique and need their labels for other people. "WASP? Oh, that sounds bad, must just be the New England Martini set, and not me." Oh no, that's the definition. Finding it hard to name things other than stereotypical food? That's because it's a really big group from different countries who settled all over America and Canada...well, let's face it, they were not called colonialists for nothing, they went everywhere. What symbolizes a WASP most is not any type of food, but a land grab. But then, too many other religions/nationalities did that as well.

This thread quickly became a lesson is stereotypes.
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/16 15:26:07
Almost anything English. I have worked in their kitchens--never saw garlic,
in fact I was 30 yrs old before I knew garlic existed. Never saw oregano---
as a matter of fact never saw any spices except salt and pepper. Never saw
salad of any kind but chicken, roast beef and lamb (mutton) were on most menus.

And everything had to be done in the proper manner. I have worked for people
who got dressed for dinner every night. They had no idea where the kitchen
was in their house or what was in it---they got dressed for dinner and sat at
the dining room table and were served whatever the cook had come up with. They,
of course, made suggestions but ate their roast beef and yorkshire pudding and
withdrew to the drawing room for dessert or brandyand the TV.

But that was a long time ago and I assume things have changed---what the menu
is now I would assume is frozen something or other from the Natural Food store.
"Our food has never been touched by human hands."

From the immortal Julia Childs---"the prettier the food on the plate looks, the
more fingers have touched it". Or something like that !!! RIP Julia



enginecapt
Filet Mignon
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/16 16:46:43
I'm a HWPASA*. I eat anything.


*Half White Partially Anglo Saxon Atheist
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/16 21:17:29
Complete list of WASP spices:
Salt (from a box)
Pepper (black from a can)
Season All (Seasoned Salt)
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: WASP food? 2007/10/30 10:28:01
Saw a cookbook on tv this morning that looked to be a "New WASP" cookbook ... "Park Avanue Potluck".
"New" WASP because some of the recipes were not at all classic WASP ... particularly the Chicken Cacciatore :-0
I will say though, the woman talking about it had as WASP a name as I've heard ... Muffie Potter Aston.
The influence of larger society is definitely adding to the menu.





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