Farhang said:I though Doner Kebab was a Turkish food...????
Eddies Wingman said:A friend of mine stayed at a university in Berlin for some months a couple of years back.In one particularly Turkisih-dominated part of the city, he saw a sign outside a store which said "WIR SPRECHEN AUCH DEUTSCH" (We speak German too - meaning not just Turkish)
Perun said:That sounds like the part of the city I currently live in. It's also known as "Little Istanbul", and even local supermarkets have signs in Turkish.
taker64 said:In my part of Canada, those of us with a Polish and Ukrainian heritage are big on perogys (potato dumplings), halopti (cabbage rolls), and kulbassa (coarse, heavily spiced sausage). You can serve it with a surgeon's rib-spreader...
mckindog said:And I always get a chocolate letter for Christmas.
Forostar said:Lots of stuff
Let me just do a few famous ones:
Hollandse Nieuwe, "new" raw herring
Gerookte paling, smoked eel
A frikandel with french fries
A chocolate letter, a typical Dutch candy, a Sinterklaas present given to children, the first letter of the child's name made out of chocolate, supposedly thrown down the chimney by a Zwarte Piet or Sinterklaas himself
Appeltaart, Dutch apple pie
Oliebollen, a Dutch pastry eaten on New Year's Eve
I forgot to mention another famous one: Stamppot!
Stamppot (eng. "mash pot") is a traditional Dutch dish made from a combination of potatoes mashed with one or several other vegetables, sometimes also with bacon. These vegetable pairings traditionally include sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, or carrot and onion (the latter combination is known as hutspot). It is usually served with smoked sausage or stewed meat. Stamppot can be purchased premade from shops and supermarkets. It can also be ordered in cafe style restaurants.
The origin of stamppot is unknown but it is a widely known Dutch dish and can be a cheap, hearty and filling meal.
Boerenkoolstamppot, with rookworst
And barszcz and bigos of course.
Eddies Wingman said:Norway is a country where the harsh conditions once forced people to do things simple and sometimes brutal - and not letting anything go to waste. Therefore we have things like this:
Yes, that is a cooked sheep head. With rutabaga and carrot stew.
Farhang said:I`m not gonna talk about all the awesome Persian foods here, but:
جوجه کباب (Joo-Jeh-Kebab) or Chicken-Kebab + Persian Rice
One of the reasons that I like living.
Albie said:Chicken Tikka Masala. Not exactly my cup of tea (I prefer Lamb Madras), but the legend behind is interesting. The debate rages on as to where it started - some say it was an Indian (or Bangladeshi) restaurant in Glasgow, some say it was Birmingham others say London - but wherever it started, the legend says that a restaurant goer ordered a Chicken Tikka dish. When it arrived, this person thought it looked to dry and asked for some sauce. So the chef came up with a "gravy" (a masala sauce) to accompany the dish (yeap, we love gravy here in the UK) and so the UK's "national dish" was born.
portermoresby said:I don't think I would eat that, but intellect-wise, it's a good piece of info.
Forostar said:Doesn't sound UK 'ish. Not a bit.
Eddies Wingman said:And here I was, thinking that it was fish and chips ... By the way, I like fish and chips.