Well! that got the conversation going
I wasn't trying to be provocative in any sense of starting an argument, however I must stress my perception of American eating habits is informed by much more than conversations with one guy.
It doesn't matter what forum one visits, what movie one watches - it all leaves an outsider with the impression its all hot-dogs, burgers, panfried! pizza, and soda.
And then there are the "people of Walmart".
Anyone seen the burger Mert Lawwill buys in "On Any Sunday"? Yes I know that documentary was made in the seventies, but I ain't convinced its any better yet.
Bill, well done on the homemade bacon and growing your own tomatoes. Mine aren't ready yet, but soon. We used to do our own bacon, too, when we still had the farm and our own pigs to slaughter.
However, I will forever struggle to understand the addition of sugar to a pizza. Many of the ingredients we use contain enough fat that I don't see the need to put oil in the dough or on the pizza either.
Not that I'm suggesting you put oil in your dough, I don't know whether you do or you don't, I'm just putting it up as an example of the things I see as silly.
I really should have started my own thread I guess, instead of hijacking yours.
I suppose I object to adding oil and sugar to pizza because it transforms it, in my eyes, from health food to artery clogging junk food.
Craig - I thought I made it clear why I had a problem with intermediate cooking steps - I believe it destroys the nutritional value (and the taste BTW) of the food.
Vegemite is God's gift to Aussies - even if it is now owned by an American company.
Who have tampered with the recipe, apparently. The swine.
Beetroot is mandatory on a burger - if one must eat ground up inferior meat, stuck between two halves of a sugar loaded bun, risking a coronary with every bite, one must put beetroot on it. It's that simple.
The funny thing is, despite all the fried food, America has a lower death rate from heart attack than Australia. I put that down to better medical facilities - better at keeping people alive after their heart attack. Anyway, I was watching swamp people the other night and I gotta say them Cajuns know how to cook.