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Boy, I really feel sorry for you American born/raised folks. It's funny but when I moved here, I had to adjust to everything tasting freggin' sweet. S#it even sauces that are meant to go on freggin' salty s#it are sweet! What in the world is the deal with America's love affair with sugar?

When something wasn't Sweet it was overwhelmed with I dunno how to say it better than "fattening fluids"

For instance I was used to Salads being spiced up with either lemon juice, or a tad of olive oil, a bunch of vinegar, some salt and pepper.

meanwhile on this side of the pond it's mayonnaise and it's friends Ranch, 1000 island, etc. etc. etc. ... by the time you're done eating a Bennigans salad with 100g worth of croutons, 300g worth of thorougly battered and fried chicken, more dressing than salad itself, and the ubiquitous roll & butter... you could have had the freggin' Death By Chocolate cake and at least you wouldn't have the thought that you ate healthy to go along with the extra weight you'd gain from your lunch.

Hm. Big generalization about a big country that's about 8 x the size of, say, Italy, which has its own regional issues, as well.

I've lived all over this continent, and one thing I have to say is that there isn't any one thing that you can say about America (cooking or otherwise) that holds true all across the country.

Sweet? 'Fattening fluids'? You've been hanging out with the wrong folks.

Off this thread again.
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