Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 08:18:07 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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? > >Tim Behrend >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. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]