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Old 21.07.2011, 09:39
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World's 50 most delicious foods

According to CNN:

http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/ea...535?page=0%2C0

Proud to see my favourite chicken rice and chilli crabs on the list but the marmite, maple syrup and buttered popcorn are seriously dodgy choices!

No Swiss foods. Sorry.
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Old 21.07.2011, 09:49
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

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No Swiss foods. Sorry.
Any Swiss food on that US-domiciled list would not be allowed on UBS or CS staff restaurant menus for at least until the end of the 2012 tax year, so that's probably a good thing.

On the other hand "Hamburger, Germany", and "Ice Cream, United States" seem to somewhat misrepresent the actual origin of these particular dishes
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Old 21.07.2011, 10:48
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

This seems to be a compilation of various criteria:

Most infuential meals around the world
Most significant developments in food
Individuals popular choices

It is difficult to compare International cuisine with everyday popular foods and snacks.
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FISH AND CHIPS
Anything that’s been around since the 1860s can’t be doing much wrong. The staple of the Victorian British working class is a crunchy-outside, soft-inside dish of simple, un-adorned food fundamentals.
Sprinkled with salt, vinegar and dollops of tartar sauce
No, no, NO!


I see no point in reading any further.
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Old 21.07.2011, 10:55
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

I bet a soggy doner kebab after 10 pints of Guinness isn't on the list
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Old 21.07.2011, 11:01
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

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It is difficult to compare International cuisine with everyday popular foods and snacks.
True, but most of these dishes are readily available in most cosmopolitan places around the world, hence making them everyday meal IMO.
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Old 21.07.2011, 11:04
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

You know, reading this tripe and that ridiculous article on the BBC about "Americanisms" makes me realise just how lazy some journalists are.

Sometimes I wonder whether I could get paid to write pointless, ill-researched drivel.

After all, I write enough of it here for free. Why not make a living out of it?
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Old 21.07.2011, 11:04
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

They are joking right?

Where in the list is "Mousaka, Greece" and "Souvlaki, Cyprus"?

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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

Here's another example of the kind of thing I mean:

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WORLD'S 5 MOST DELICIOUS TYPES OF WORM

1. The earthworm: tasty fried with onions and butter. Goes very well with mashed potatoes. Popular in Siam.

2. The olgoi-khorkhoi: difficult to catch, but full of fine flavours, discernible to only the most discriminating palate. Wear rubber boots when hunting. Popular in Mongolia.

3. The anchovy: a delicious worm of the sea. Delicious on pizza. Popular in Uzbekistan.

4. The fieldmouse: a cheeky little worm from the woods. Goes well with clay baked hedgehog and chips. Gypsies swear by it.

5. The elephant: a big worm, grey, with a trunk. Not a worm. Worm. Whatever. I'm getting paid for this, you know. Who's the mug now?
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Old 21.07.2011, 11:09
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

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No, no, NO!


I see no point in reading any further.
Hear hear! The tartar sauce is for the scampi in a basket - they don`t know nuffin.
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Old 21.07.2011, 11:14
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

...and who said British food is terrible? A few in the top 50 isn't bad, though Bacon Sandwich should be in the top ten, or sausage and tomato sandwich.
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

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They are joking right?

Where in the list is "Mousaka, Greece" and "Souvlaki, Cyprus"?
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Hummus, Israel
Linsen mit Spätzle, Germany
Currywurst, Germany
French Fries, Belgium
Schnitzel, Austria
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Currywurst, Germany
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

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I see no point in reading any further.
There were even mushy peas in the bloody picture - how much more of a clue did they need?
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Old 21.07.2011, 11:47
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

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You know, reading this tripe and that ridiculous article on the BBC about "Americanisms" makes me realise just how lazy some journalists are.

Sometimes I wonder whether I could get paid to write pointless, ill-researched drivel.

After all, I write enough of it here for free. Why not make a living out of it?
Seriously DB, you should see some of the tripe on any newspaper website. It's just filler, and the majority isn't even proof-read proper, like.
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Old 21.07.2011, 12:19
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

Champ. Yes, yes, YES!
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

> Popcorn ? brrrrr
> Kebab without specification ! Shawarma Kebab not mentioned !
> Lamb Vindaloo nowhere !
> Züri Gschnätzlets not listed !
> Berner Röschti not listed !
> Mechouiya not listed !
> Texan BEEF BBQ not listed !
> Gugelhopf not listed !
> Spaghetti Bolognese enriched with Curry and Soy Sauce nowhere !

In short, I will avoid any CNN restaurant of the future

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According to CNN:

http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/ea...535?page=0%2C0

Proud to see my favourite chicken rice and chilli crabs on the list but the marmite, maple syrup and buttered popcorn are seriously dodgy choices!

No Swiss foods. Sorry.
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Old 21.07.2011, 12:31
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

So "grilled bread" is the new toast?

And are they serious about adding a dollop of marmalade to the already marmited toast? Do they think it is the UK version of peanut and jelly? To quote DB "No, no, no.)
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Taste is a matter of taste. -- Old Chinese adage*







*Ok, maybe not.
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Re: World's 50 most delicious foods

Damn typos - they spelled Pata Negra as "Parma Ham, Italy"
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