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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:08 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:I had one the other day and it was delicious. The way the honey soaks into the bread and makes a thin layer of sweet crunchiness is great.
YES oh my god that is my favorite part.

What this your first PB&H?

Also: peanut butter and sharp cheddar.

I haven't tried that before. Those are two of my favorite foods. How do you usually combine them? Not in a sandwich I assume, but... spreading PB on cheese seems weird. I like PB & apples, and apples & cheese... maybe just a plate of apple slices, cheese slices, and peanut butter?
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:22 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:What this your first PB&H?
In several years, yes. I ate them all the time as a kid though.

Pfhorrest wrote:How do you usually combine them? Not in a sandwich I assume,
Yes, in a sandwich. White or potato bread, crunchy peanut butter, layer of cheese.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Suzaku » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:25 am UTC

Peanut Butter on celery?

My Mum often made this; it's surprisingly good.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby eran_rathan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:22 am UTC

Suzaku wrote:Peanut Butter on celery?

My Mum often made this; it's surprisingly good.


Peanut butter on celery with raisins: ants on a log

same, with craisins (dried cranberries): red ants on a log.

same, with sriracha: fire ants on a log.


Peanut butter and honey is wonderful, esp. on potato bread & with fresh honey.
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Postby emceng » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:37 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:Does nobody else eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches?

On a related note: does the phrase "open-faced sandwich" not make sense to anyone else? If I put peanut butter and honey on a slice of bread (toasted or not), I'd still call that a peanut butter and honey sandwich, just an open-faced one.


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Re: Questions For The World

Postby yurell » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:13 pm UTC

If I put peanut butter on toast or bread, I call it 'peanut butter on toast/bread'; I wouldn't call it a sandwich unless it had an additional slice on top.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby jasc15 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:14 pm UTC

I haven't seen mention of PB&J with banana. Wonderful combination, IMO.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Carlington » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:20 pm UTC

On a related note (the relationship being banana) - banana and cheese sandwiches, on white bread?
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby roband » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:21 pm UTC

You lot are fuckin' weird.

My gf eats pickled onion monster munch and strawberry jam sandwiches :(

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Wednesday » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:22 pm UTC

...what is monster munch?
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby roband » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:34 pm UTC

A maize (I think) based snack. We'd call them crisps, in a way. But they're not what you'd call chips.

Like cheetos. But not cheese flavour. Pickled onion flavour. And in the shape of monster.. claws?

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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:52 pm UTC

Looking at a picture, they look like cheese poofs, only in a non-poof shape.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:57 pm UTC

They look like Funyuns, only in fun shapes.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:32 am UTC

jasc15 wrote:I haven't seen mention of PB&J with banana. Wonderful combination, IMO.

Best way to do them is as a roll (and jam optional) - put your PB and possibly other stuff on a slice of bread, put a banana (or half a banana sliced lengthwise, depending on your bread and your bananas) on one side of the bread, roll it up, and slice it into cookielike discs of delicious.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Angua » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:01 pm UTC

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby setzer777 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:33 pm UTC

Questions about everywhere not Asia - want kind of Asian imports do you get? I noticed that at a least where I live in the US (central Texas), we get a lot of cheap manufacturing from China and Thailand, but the bulk of cultural imports are Japanese (to the point that Japanese define the average person's notion of Asia).

Likewise most cultural trend pieces I see talking about Asia talk about Japan (and especially Tokyo). It's crazy to me how one island seems to shape people's notion of the entire continent. It would be like people assuming that all of North America is like Manhattan.
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Postby Wednesday » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:27 pm UTC

To be fair, most of the internet thinks America is all like Texas.
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Postby setzer777 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:30 pm UTC

Oh, really? I always thought New York was the official representative of America overseas.

Edit: Or LA.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby poxic » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:35 pm UTC

Depends on the subject matter. Guns = Texas, crime = Chicago, glitz = New York, sleaze = LA. Rolling them all together = U.S.

I think a lot of Vancouverites equate Asia with Hong Kong, if only because of the large wave of immigration from there around 1997. There are also some big Indian communities around town, but for whatever reason India is thought of as India rather than South Asia.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Menacing Spike » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:44 pm UTC

setzer777 wrote:Oh, really? I always thought New York was the official representative of America overseas.


I picture the average american as a very angry obese man in a cheetos-stained t-shirt, waving an assault rifle around while yelling about his freedoms.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:33 pm UTC

Here's my European picture of the US

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... and my mental map of Europe and Asia

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You, sir, name? wrote:Here's my European picture of the US

It's Washington State in the upper left. DC is between NYC and Dueling Banjos.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby yurell » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:46 pm UTC

setzer777 wrote:Questions about everywhere not Asia - want kind of Asian imports do you get? I noticed that at a least where I live in the US (central Texas), we get a lot of cheap manufacturing from China and Thailand, but the bulk of cultural imports are Japanese (to the point that Japanese define the average person's notion of Asia).


Mostly manufactured goods — secondary industry is much cheaper in China (where much of the cheap stuff generally comes from), and we get quite a few cars from Korea & Japan. We do get a lot of minor foodstuffs from throughout Asia, many of which are available in Asian grocery stores (since a large proportion of our population are from Asian countries).
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Grop » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:35 am UTC

setzer777 wrote:Questions about everywhere not Asia - want kind of Asian imports do you get? I noticed that at a least where I live in the US (central Texas), we get a lot of cheap manufacturing from China and Thailand, but the bulk of cultural imports are Japanese (to the point that Japanese define the average person's notion of Asia).


Pretty much the same here, but we are getting much electronics from Korea. And I don't think we get much stuff from Thailand.

Also everyone seem to think France == Paris.

You, sir, name? wrote:... and my mental map of Europe and Asia


Funny how you forgot every island in Europe, but mentioned some in Asia.
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Postby brenok » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:54 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:... and my mental map of Europe and Asia

I find it interesting that you put Switzerland in the place of Austria/Czech Republic, and "feels like I'm missing something" where it really is.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Grop » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:08 am UTC

If one thing is well placed to me, it's the "lots of tiny countries including switzerland" part. North of Italy, East of France, South of Poland and Germany.

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Pretty darn good, you even got it in the right projection.
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I think it's funny that I completely missed San Antonio, Texas, and I lived there for about three months.
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I am also suitably impressed. Are you an artist as well? Or just good at freehanding things?
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Re: Questions For The World

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Setzer777 wrote:Questions about everywhere not Asia - want kind of Asian imports do you get? I noticed that at a least where I live in the US (central Texas), we get a lot of cheap manufacturing from China and Thailand, but the bulk of cultural imports are Japanese (to the point that Japanese define the average person's notion of Asia).

Likewise most cultural trend pieces I see talking about Asia talk about Japan (and especially Tokyo). It's crazy to me how one island seems to shape people's notion of the entire continent. It would be like people assuming that all of North America is like Manhattan.


Boston here. I've noticed a decreasing number of Thailand imports, with more things from Vietnam and from China (which was already a quite large percentage of the imports), but this may just be a result of what I buy now vs. what I used to buy. Culturally, though, I find there is a considerable influence of "Asia" == "China" in part due to the presence of large numbers of international students and serious researchers from China in this area. I feel in general there has been a shift from Japan being "Asia" to China being "Asia" in other cultural forms as well over the last several years, but again that may have to do with my own shift from overgrown youth to real adult.

setzer777 wrote:Oh, really? I always thought New York was the official representative of America overseas.


I have been told (by an unreliable source known to lie on occasion...) that many people in Western European countries view people from the United States as backwards hicks (i.e. the "Texas" stereotype) with the exception of people from New York, who they feel are acceptable and might as well be from another country.

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Wow. My only note is you put Orlando a little too far north.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:54 pm UTC

UK people, how dare you call this revolting substance "bread"?

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby roband » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

Ha, are you American?

Sorry it's not sugary enough to be considered dessert.

Or does the French make you French? In which case, fair point - but it could be worse.
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Postby Ptolom » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

We're sorry. It's main function is as an economical jam substrate.

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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:38 pm UTC

roband wrote:Ha, are you American?

Sorry it's not sugary enough to be considered dessert.

Or does the French make you French? In which case, fair point - but it could be worse.


MS is, as I recall, from France.

Which means that, genetically speaking, he despises everything from the UK. He can't help it.

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So, should I tell Spikey that the stuff you have in the UK is miles above what you can widely find in the US? I mean, sure, if you don't mind tracking down a specialist bakery (assuming there is one) and paying out the nose, you can get wonderful bread Stateside.

If.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby roband » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:39 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:So, should I tell Spikey that the stuff you have in the UK is miles above what you can widely find in the US? I mean, sure, if you don't mind tracking down a specialist bakery (assuming there is one) and paying out the nose, you can get wonderful bread Stateside.

If.

Yeah, that's what I was getting at.

I will concede that French bread is superior though. The only problem is that you have to eat what you have, on the day you have it.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby eran_rathan » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:56 pm UTC




Nicely done. But on Maine (the state all the way to the north-east), the place marked Bangor is Fort Fairfield (or maybe Madawaska). Bangor is in the middle of the state, just a bit north-east of where Augusta is marked. Otherwise, spot on.


(the only reason I noticed this is I am sitting in Bangor right now :mrgreen: )


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Re: Questions For The World

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:08 pm UTC

Man. Y'all are picking apart Giant Speck's map and I'm just looking at it going "That's way better than I could do. Sure, Louisville and Memphis aren't in the right spots and Illinois doesn't border Kentucky for anywhere near that... and everyone forgets Fulton's Penninsula, but then most Kentuckians forget that and I don't even know the place's name, other than it being a part of Fulton county... anyway, is good enough that you could figure it out with a satellite map"

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