or Connect
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Professional Food Service › Professional Chefs › American foods those French go nutty for...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

American foods those French go nutty for...

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Last night,my friend and I remembered this story:

We have a mutual friend who is French and a very talented garde manger chef.He went to a cocktail party years ago and the next day was just going crazy over something he ate.

He was going on and on about "petit smoked sausages in puff pastry".It then dawned on my friend that he was talking about Pigs In A Blanket: plain,old Li'l Smokies in Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough! Go figure...he also LOVES Taco Bell,but uses a knife and fork on a taco.

My former Ritz-Carlton chef's brother is a pastry chef in France and when he'd visit him every year,he'd have to bring one thing with him: Publix cheesecake.Gotta love a French pastry chef thinking Publix's cheescake is the best he'd had.

And the French cook I worked with who thought Kool-Aid was the greatest thing in the world.I was trying to explain to him about the Kool-Aid guy breaking through a wall in the old commercials yelling "Oh,yeah!" We'd tease him endlessly about how Escoffier would feel about him drinking an American kiddie drink.:suprise:

Funny what we take for granted sometimes!
"Sometimes people can be oh so dense"

The Pixies
Reply
"Sometimes people can be oh so dense"

The Pixies
Reply
post #2 of 11
hi Atltournant,
We've holidayed in the US a few times. Each time our 14 year old son has had requests for things to bring home. usually offering a premium price. No.1 is Koolaid. Last time we were across the water we were buying them 5 for $1 My sons pals were offering £1 each. ( he didnt take them on) Needless to say his present buying list was well taken care of. He gave Koolaid sachets as holiday presents and made a lot of kids very happy.
Mind you their parents wernt so chuffed. Have you seen the amount of sugar you have to put in that stuff. Thank goodness the dental bills are government paid till they're 18.
"If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?" Jo Brand
Reply
"If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?" Jo Brand
Reply
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have a friend in England who has me send some interesting stuff every year: Almond M&M's [I thought that was a world-wide brand;I guess not],Hershey Kisses,Montreal Steak Seasoning,BBQ sauce and the oddest of all,Hamburger Helper,preferrably the Lasagna flavor.

all I ask in return is Lush soaps and McVittie's [sp?] chocolate biscuits!
"Sometimes people can be oh so dense"

The Pixies
Reply
"Sometimes people can be oh so dense"

The Pixies
Reply
post #4 of 11

im a kiwi chicky

and i had a freind of mine bring me over some things which we cant get here
one was a butter sprinkle ( it was a dried powdery think in a little shaker ,) man that was nice and the other things i liked are butterfingers and these coffee flavoured candy suckers that begin with H cant remember thename
and almond rocca yummo , we can get almond rocca here but not very often and its hideously expensive
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
Reply
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
Reply
post #5 of 11
If you like almond roca, wait 'til you try pecans from Sunnyland Farms . . but then if you have pecans growing in Aus you know what fresh is
post #6 of 11

Im in New Zealand Andy

its a totally different country to Australia
as far as i know we dont grow pecans here , they are imported
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
Reply
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
Reply
post #7 of 11
Oops my bad, Tessa, I know Australia and Aotearoa are totally different. Got confused :crazy: and thought you were in Aus. I know you guys hate that . . sorry :D I think nobody in the world is more proud of their country than Kiwis, and that's a good thing.
post #8 of 11

hahaha

thats ok Andy just dont do it again ok :rolleyes::rolleyes::crazy::crazy: we are not sheep shaggers :smiles::smiles::smiles::smiles: thats how you can tell the difference between us Kiwis (the people not the fruit) and those Aussies :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::r oll::roll::roll::roll:
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
Reply
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
Reply
post #9 of 11
At another site I go to, there's an Aussie who uses a signature that refers to Kiwis. I told him what you said :bounce:
post #10 of 11
hahahaha i bet he said the same thing about us :roll::roll::roll:

its a freindly war between our two countries , kinda like the rivalry between america and canada
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
Reply
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
Reply
post #11 of 11
Oh man if only they had "Bueno" in the US.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - GM
Reply
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - GM
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Professional Chefs
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Professional Food Service › Professional Chefs › American foods those French go nutty for...