Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 08:18:07 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Ambrosia?
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?
University of Auckland
Returning from a grant writing workshop last night in Charlotte, North
Carolina, I ate two MacDonald's cheeseburgers (my wife was not with me) and
sucked up a large chocolate shake through a collapsing straw as I listened
to National Public Radio. At lunch yesterday, I had black-eyed peas,
pickled beets, cole slaw, fried yellow squash, a yeast roll, and a cornmeal
muffin, washed down with sweet iced tea with lemon. I was too full for
Dutch apple cobbler.
A Texan, I would actually live on Mexican food if it were possible to do so.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu