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28 July 2015 @ 04:50 pm
Don’t fear, the “hot dog” is not made of its titular meat.  
The exotic native cuisine of the Nacirema
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Avram Grumer: Post-It Portraitagrumer on July 29th, 2015 01:08 am (UTC)
“One of the most popular dishes in southern Italy, especially in the vicinity of Naples, is pizza — a pie made from a yeast dough and filled with any number of different centers, each one containing tomatoes. Cheese, mushrooms, anchovies, capers, onions and so on may be used.” — Jane Holt, writing for The New York Times, 20 Sep 1944.
browngirl on July 29th, 2015 06:27 am (UTC)
Ah, the strange foodways and arcane nutritional practices of the Nacirema.
Toomas Nipernaadinipernaadiagain on July 29th, 2015 09:53 am (UTC)
Well, the food of USA IS exotic. I cannot see anything funny that for me hot dog is very exotic foreign food, just like are chowders.

I must tell, though, that people of USA for some strange reason feel that it is OK to make fun of boiling bones to get gelatin and then eating meat in this gelatin - this is traditional food in Estonia and it is not nice to tell about the American disgust of a food we dearly love out loud.

So, can you explain why is it funny that I would find food of USA exotic? Especially as people of USA also find Estonian food different (and not in good way - using word disgusting instead of word exotic)