Daily Culinary Quote: Because this is America

“Why would you put bacon on nachos in the first place?” Misha asked.

“Dude. We’re in America. We put bacon on everything.”

~ Avon Gale (Power Play)

“Being American is to eat a lot of beef steak, and boy, we’ve got a lot more beef steak than any other country, and that’s why you ought to be glad you’re an American.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Interview in City Limits, 11 March 1983)

“Aw, no. You’re taking us to that vegetarian place, aren’t you?”

“It’s a coffee place. You can’t just automatically classify anything that isn’t a steak house as vegetarian.”

“Yes, I can. This is America. You said Americans assert their own opinions as if they were facts and dismiss inconvenient facts as mere opinions.”

~ Kevin Hearne (Kaibab Unbound)

…or because you’re Texan….

Daily Culinary Quotes (for 11/26/17): America – It’s a potluck with salad

“America, it has been observed, is not really a melting pot. It is actually a huge potluck dinner, in which platters of roasted chicken beckon beside casseroles of pasta, mounds of tortillas, stew pots of gumbo, and skillets filled with pilafs of every imaginable color.”

~ Andrea Chesman  (“Mom’s Best One-Dish Suppers: 101 Easy Homemade Favorites, as Comforting Now as They Were Then”)

“We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.”

~ Jane Elliot