The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

A Line That has to be Drawn

Author Message
Treetop Tom

  • Total Posts: 321
  • Joined: 7/20/2005
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
A Line That has to be Drawn Thu, 09/12/13 10:02 AM (permalink)
[Helpful answer received] / [List Solutions Only]
Once again, a discussion on another thread has brought out the questioning linguist in me.  It goes something like this:  Some sandwiches are named by their ingredients – pimento cheese or peanut butter & jelly or pulled pork.  Not much to think about – they are what they’re made of.  But how much leeway do you give named sandwiches before they cross the line into no longer representing a proper specimen?  For example, most people (but not all) will now accept that a Reuben can be made with either corned beef or pastrami (or amongst some scofflaws, even turkey, substituting slaw for kraut [sometimes referred to as a Rachel]).  Some will accept 1000 Island dressing, others demand Russian.  Traditionally, a Monte Cristo is made with ham & Emmentaler or Gruyere cheese, dipped, deep-fried and served with jam (or it was in my neck of the woods, anyway).  Many recipes now call for turkey, either in place of, or in addition to, the ham.  Some substitute Swiss cheese for the traditional French cheeses.  Some leave out the jam altogether, to the horror of purists.  Would a Muffuletta still be correctly called one if it was made with American cold cuts and cheese with pickle relish rather than Italian cold cuts, cheeses and olive salad spread?   Is a Devonshire made with beef and Gouda cheese sauce a Devonshire?  Is a chicken cheesesteak really a cheesesteak at all?  What is a sandwich you draw a firm line on?  Are there any?
<message edited by Treetop Tom on Thu, 09/12/13 11:32 AM>
 
#1
    Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark

    Jump to:

    Current active users

    There are 0 members and 1 guests.

    Icon Legend and Permission

    • New Messages
    • No New Messages
    • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
    • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
    • Locked w/ New Messages
    • Locked w/o New Messages
    • Read Message
    • Post New Thread
    • Reply to message
    • Post New Poll
    • Submit Vote
    • Post reward post
    • Delete my own posts
    • Delete my own threads
    • Rate post

    2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
    What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com