Now i know I'm generalising, but why does the thanks giving menu and sooooo much else need to be so sweet?
I've just read a thread related to sweet potatoes being sweetened with marshmallows and brown sugar. I can't knock it... I havnt tried it. But it seems extreme. The more i think about it tho, the more i want to taste it.
I'v mentioned my love of American food in the past, but I do have a problem with the sugar content....Especially where you dont expect it. ie sliced white bread is sweet!!!!! How can you enjoy a cheese and ham salad sandwich without added sugar?... Answer... pay a fortune for artisan bread. (In its place I do admit to dealing in white sliced. One cannot make a decent toastie without it)
Salads are sweet...I havnt met a US salad bar yet that lacks 3, or 4 uber sweet concoctions. Granted,they usually have some smashing substitutes - Fair play
Dont get me wrong, I'm all for sweet and sour. I love fruit with meat. I like corn syrup with my bacon. And I glaze my carrots and parsnips. But for me, America = over the top sweet