Re: [Slovak-World] Re: FRANK: In conclusion
- Ron, et.al.--
My favorite meals are the eastern European ones -- knedlicky v zeli v brambory, hoska, kapusta, halusky, klobasa, pierogi, Polish bigos, holubki, Hungarian veal papricaz, borscht v knedliky, chlebova polevka, hovezi gulas...I could go on for hours. They've all but disappeared from the American table, replaced by hamburgers, french fries, and pizza. Nothing was better was better than when my mom made a breakfast of biftek, vajicko, zemiak before we went out hunting. Life doesn't get any better than that! In return, I brought home a few geese & ducks.
-------------- Original message from "Ron Matviyak" <amiak27@...>: --------------
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, fbican@... wrote:
> "and primarily to cook, so that they know how, because here in
America cooks are paid well and purely American-born people don't much
know how to cook tasty food."
> That line struck a particular chord with me. It doesn't apply just
to women. Most American food is so boring that it brings tears to my
eyes. If I want really good Slovak, Czech, Polish, German food, I
have to make it myself.
It shocks me still when I say something complimentary about tasty
European food and the artful presentation - the normal European plate
of food is arranged as a beautiful piece of art that is found only in
the most expensive restaurants in America. There are also tastes to
be enjoyed there that are rare to find in America.
Yet to compliment the European food (while offering no criticism of
American food) is very often attacked as 'unpatriotic'.
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