[NAFEX] Cross cultural dislikes; Maple? Blech!
aleguy33 at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 19 16:42:20 EDT 2009
Hard to believe anyone wouldn't love a bit of maple candy or syrup. Though I'm certain the Brits have raspberry jam, they also have Nutella, a hazelnut butter which many Americans also prefer over peanut butter. As far as I'm concerned though, you just can't beat a peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwich.
From: Dr. Lucky Pittman <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 2:17:19 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Cross cultural dislikes; Maple? Blech!
It’s not just Europeans.
I find maple syrup – the real thing, as well as
maple-flavored syrup – or any thing maple-flavored, including bacon(what
a blasphemy! It’s supposed to be HICKORY smoked!) – to be
disgusting and quite off-putting from a taste perspective.
Growing up in UCLA (upper corner of lower Alabama) in the ‘50s/’60s,
‘syrup’ - at least in my family, was either cane syrup(AlaGa or
Cane Patch), corn syrup(dark Karo), or my (still)favorite, Golden Eagle syrup(Yellow
Label is a close second, if you can’t find Golden Eagle), which is a
mixture of corn syrup, cane syrup, and honey. THICK and sweet –
makes the very best pecan/hickory pies in the world, and doesn’t make
your pancakes/waffles a soggy, sodden mess, like that nasty
maple/maple-flavored ‘pancake’ syrup.
Log Cabin or Aunt Jemimah? Doesn’t matter to me –
if those are my choices, I’ll do without.
Was discussing this thread with a co-worker yesterday, and she
brought up the ‘peanut butter’ angle and the apparent disgust
Brits have for it – but, I’d have to think that if my ‘jelly’
choice was orange marmalade, I might not care for a PB&J sandwich either.
Son of the South
my experience, the North American food that has gotten the strongest reaction
from European visitors is maple syrup---they (with a few exceptions) consider
it disgusting--gaggingly vile. One might like to think that Aunt
Jemimah were to blame, but I only use the real stuff and the reaction has
been the same.
USDA zone 3
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