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Old 10-18-2017, 04:59 AM
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What is wrong with you!?

I'm Mexican. Spicy is just another flavor type, like sweet or sour. Now excuse me, I have a chile flavored lollypop waiiting for me for dessert.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:40 AM
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I'm Mexican. Spicy is just another flavor type, like sweet or sour. Now excuse me, I have a chile flavored lollypop waiiting for me for dessert.
It's not the spicy aspect so much as the vinegary aspect that makes it questionable.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:54 AM
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Was coming in to say the same thing. I love spicy coffee. I have too many chile mango gummies to count. Buffalo chicken is really fuckin vinegar-y.
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It's not the spicy aspect so much as the vinegary aspect that makes it questionable.


*shrug* At least once.
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:38 AM
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*shrug* At least once.
Your ancestors were the ones who figured out which mushrooms were safe, weren't they?
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:19 PM
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Your ancestors were the ones who figured out which mushrooms were safe, weren't they?

Mexican cuisine has dozens of chiles. We didn't get there by refusing to eat anything that grows a silly defensive mechanism like toxins that set your mouth's nerves on fire.

(that said, please keep anything sea-food based away from me)
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:05 PM
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(that said, please keep anything sea-food based away from me)
How do you survive in Spain in general and Barcelona in particular??
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How do you survive in Spain in general and Barcelona in particular??
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This is your casual reminder that nutmeg, that favored fall spice, is also a psychotropic in sufficient quantities.
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It takes a fair amount of nutmeg — two tablespoons or more — before people start exhibiting symptoms. These can include an out-of-body sensation, but the most common are intense nausea, dizziness, extreme dry mouth, and a lingering slowdown of normal brain function. Dr. Gussow said nutmeg experimenters have compared it to a two-day hangover.

“People have told me that it feels like you are encased in mud,” said Dr. Edward Boyer, professor of emergency medicine and chief of the division of medical toxicology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “You’re not exactly comatose, but you feel really sluggish. And your remembrance of events during this time period is incomplete at best.”
Sounds like a blast
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:00 PM
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I tried to eat a whole habanero pepper in one bite. Why did I do that!?!?,!.,!
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I was upset that Tim's in the States had a poutine donut to celebrate Canada Day, whereas Tim's in Canada did not.

This upsets me considerably less.
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This is real

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Test marketing at it's finest.
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I fucking love funeral potatoes. Im all over that.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:31 AM
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Because "potato casserole" just wasn't catchy enough.
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I fucking love funeral potatoes. Im all over that.
I simultaneously think the name is absurd while still wanting a big plate full of this.
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This fucking package of funeral potatoes in the "Bad Ideas" thread looks way more delicious than 90% of what gets posted to the "most delicious thing you've seen" thread.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:56 PM
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Similarly, I always feel the crushing weight of post-modernity when I see a can of "Italian Wedding Soup" in the aisle at the supermarket. Here, I think, under the humming fluorescent lights, is a delicacy once reserved for one of life's happiest moments, brought low, scrubbed of meaning, shoved in a can. There's a deal if you buy five.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:51 PM
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The "wedding" in Italian Wedding soup refers to the various ingredients coming together harmoniously. As I understand it, a better translation would in fact be "married soup". It has nothing to do with wedding ceremonies.

Unless you're referring to making soup as one of life's happiest moments, in which case I'm being needlessly pedantic, but that surprises nobody.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:56 PM
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I had a feeling that might be the case but not enough to derail me. Good to know!
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:03 PM
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To be fair it looks like a perfectly fine dish. But why "funeral"? Why not "church social" or "Sunday Dinner"?
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To be fair it looks like a perfectly fine dish. But why "funeral"? Why not "church social" or "Sunday Dinner"?
It is a dish I have only ever seen served at funeral receptions.

Not joking. These are literally the potatoes you eat at funerals.
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It's something simple, big, and cheap you can make and bring to the grieving family to keep them full and relatively healthy while they go through the grieving process. It's why a lot of funeral foods are casseroles.

All of which is to say that it's a pretty ubiquitous food with a name that's already well known and has cultural cachet. If you named it something else even fewer people would know what you're talking about.

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Old 03-21-2018, 08:19 AM
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I've had that dish at Thanksgiving before. Does that mean someone in the family covertly died in order for us to have a delicious dish on a holiday
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:19 AM
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I've had that dish at Thanksgiving before. Does that mean someone in the family covertly died in order for us to have a delicious dish on a holiday
What is Thanksgiving but a turkey funeral?
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Similarly, I always feel the crushing weight of post-modernity when I see a can of "Italian Wedding Soup" in the aisle at the supermarket. Here, I think, under the humming fluorescent lights, is a delicacy once reserved for one of life's happiest moments, brought low, scrubbed of meaning, shoved in a can. There's a deal if you buy five.
You would either love or hate the coffee and chocolate festival (which happened last weekend at the fairgrounds convention hall) we have here
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:43 PM
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Is it all wedding soup as far as the eye can see?
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:22 AM
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Coke decided to drop the MyRewards stuff, and also just straight up sell the various tchotkes.

Pepsi, copying Coke badly again, has decided to start a MyRewards style system, with one lil' difference. One point per code, regardless of which product you buy.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:41 AM
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I heard about a drink made with irises and I briefly thought they might be talking about eyeball parts.
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