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  •  Macaroni doesn't sound like it originated in US (5+ / 0-)
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    Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

    by voracious on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 02:31:59 PM PDT

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    •  it's made out of cap feathers dontchaknow /nt (2+ / 0-)
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      yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

      by annieli on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 02:37:49 PM PDT

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      •  "Yankee Doodle put a feather in his cap and called (5+ / 0-)

        it macaroni" refers to the late 1700s' excitement about pasta, which had just arrived in England from Italy.  Macaroni was the latest fashionable thing--served at the best dinner parties and not yet discovered by the lower classes.

        So "macaroni" became a slang word for upper-class fashionable.

        "...it's difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn't put it past them." James Wolcott

        by Mayfly on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:00:55 PM PDT

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    •  it's actually - get this - etruscan. (3+ / 0-)
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      maccherone was found in the stone tombs of etruscan's.  you know ...food for the afterlife.

      i think it is american food.  no one else has elevated it to the form it takes now.

      likewise, burgers, pizza, and burritos - which were invented in san francisco, not mexico.

      Generally, food historians have agreed that there are two clues leading to the origins of pasta. One goes back to the ancient Greeks and the other to the Etruscans, the ancient people who lived north of Rome.

      The Etruscan clue to pasta is a carving on a pillar in a large Etruscan tomb, which still exists today. The carving shows all the utensils for pasta making. These are a jug for water, a knife, a rolling pin, a large board with a raised edge for keeping the water in when mixing it with flour, a flour bag for dusting the board, a ladle for adding the water and a pastry wheel.

      The clue to Greek pasta is the word “laganon,” which was a broad, flat cake made of dough and cut into strips. The Romans, who succeeded the Etruscans, used the word “laganum” to refer to what was later called lasagne.

      http://www2.dailyprogress.com/...

      “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:05:28 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe not all american but the stuff of our (2+ / 0-)
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      childhood
      mac and cheese and p&j sandwiches.

      Hate to say it but Velveeta is likely an American invention. And spam?
      oh my
      and wonder bread

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