Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 10:51:20 -0800


Subject: Re: Ambrosia?

ROTFL, Tim. Sorry you are in kiwiland right now. A TV commercial here

celebrates 7-11 stores with a comic who strolls out the front door with

all sorts of junk food in her hands, looks at the camera and says,

"Perrier and pork rinds. Is this heaven, or whut!"



On Sat, 1 Apr 1995, Tim Behrend wrote:

I'm beginning to wonder about Wayne Glowka and his ongoing diatribe

against American basse cuisine. He has in recent days attacked:

meat in general (I forget the details now, but the discussion

of some flesh product was making him sick)

s'mores in all their gooey varieties

jello salads and ambrosia (sans jello -- only FROZEN coolwhip

in my family, plus sliced bananas and apples, chopped

walnuts and maraschino cherries, heaps of shredded

coconut, and a fortifying splash of almond extract)

What will be next? Chocolate chip sprinkled pigs-in-a-blanket? Dump

cakes? Peanut butter and bologna sandwiches? Pork crackle? Fish

sticks? Goosewhiz lunchtime spread? American cheese? Polish Boys?

French hamburgers? Boston coolers? Ice-cold shandies? A six-pack of

those "full-flavored" Buds? At what point does culinary patriotism

kick in? What American foods *do* you eat, Wayne Glowka?

Tim Behrend

University of Auckland