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SeaFireLIV
01-11-2008, 04:00 PM
Ok, i`ve heard this drink on several American shows and not bothered to find out what it meant, cos well we don`t have it here. Then my kid asked what did root beer taste like?

Ok, America, this Brit guy would like to know what Root beer taste like.

It`s a soft drink, right? Does it taste like ginger Beer? Or Dandelion and Burdock? Dr. pepper? Is it fizzy or still? Or what?

While I`m at it, is there really no Boxing day after christmas in America?

Ok, that was two questions, but I am interested, especially about the Root Beer. just one of those things that after 20 years I feel I should know by now....

Urufu_Shinjiro
01-11-2008, 04:11 PM
Hmm, what does root beer taste like....tough one. Maybe like a dr pepper but a little sweeter and smoother and more frothy than fizzy. It's actually based off of a drink made of sasparilla (sp?)root if you have something similar. Wow, had no idea that you guys didn't have root beer. OMG, I just realized that means you've never had an A&W rootbeer float, how sad, lol.

Edit: I have a question for you, whats boxing day, lol?

DrHerb
01-11-2008, 04:11 PM
From Wiki

Ingredients

The soft drink version of root beer is non-alcoholic and is generally made using root beer extract or other flavored syrups diluted into carbonated water. Rootbeer tastes really good. This version constitutes about 3% of the American soft drink market.[1]

The alcoholic version is made by fermenting a solution of root beer extract and sugar with yeast. Typically [1] this will yield a beverage with about 0.4% alcohol. The extract may contain a variety of flavors. Bark from the roots of Sassafras tree is the typical flavor in root beer. It can be complimented with other flavorful ingredients, for instance vanilla, cherry tree bark, licorice root, sarsaparilla root, artificial sassafras root bark flavoring (the natural form is mildly carcinogenic), nutmeg, anise, and molasses among other ingredients in some cases including caffeine.

Many local brands of root beer exist, and homemade root beer is made from concentrate[2] or (rarely) from actual roots. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic root beers have a thick and foamy head when poured.

An extremely easy recipe for making home made root beer[3] calls for adding a cup of table sugar to a 2 liter soft drink bottle, adding 1 Tablespoon of root beer extract and 1/4 teaspoon of yeast (either live bakers or brewers work), capping securely, and letting sit for 24-48 hours at room temperature until the bottle feels hard. IMPORTANT: when the bottle feels hard, move into a refrigerator to chill or it becomes an explosion hazard after a week or two (depending on the temperature).

The resulting brew has a slight yeasty taste in the first week or so of refrigeration.

blairgowrie
01-11-2008, 04:18 PM
Not one of my favourites Seafire. I find it very sweet. Hard to describe taste since it is quite unique. Looks like beer, dark brown in colour. My wife says it was one of her favourites in her younger years. She says it is an acquired taste. It is made from root beer and contains lots of sugar.

Boxing Day is celebrated in Canada but not the US.

John_Pimlott
01-11-2008, 04:23 PM
You can buy rootbeer in Sainsbury's or Asda. MacDonald's used to sell it. I think it tastes like that stuff (Endomethazone?) they use in the dentist's.
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ivankuturkokoff
01-11-2008, 04:25 PM
Those of English extraction (and elderly)will understand http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Root bear tastes like Germoline antiseptic cream.

Von_Rat
01-11-2008, 04:27 PM
well we don't have blood pudding so lets call it even. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Messaschnitzel
01-11-2008, 04:32 PM
It is made from sassafras roots. One of my early memories of it was when I asked my grandmother what the washed and scraped roots were on the kitchen table were for, and I was told it was for root beer. You can also make tea out of it, and also gumbo filé.

With the homemade stuff, It is really fizzy and foamy. I remember the taste being tangy and kind of medicine-y. The modern stuff that is store bought tastes to me like 7-UP with some Dr. Pepper mixed in with it. Really too sweet for my taste, Which is the reason that I quit drinking soda with the corn syrup that replaced cane syrup here in the U.S. The difference is that cane syrup is not as sweet, and gives soda a different flavor altogether.

That is why if I ever drink soda, I will buy either Mexican Coca Cola, or Jarritos because they are still made from cane syrup.

M_Gunz
01-11-2008, 04:36 PM
Real Root Beer is made from the upper roots of the Black Birch tree. I am pretty sure it goes
back to Europe but perhaps not. You boil pieces of root and it has enough sugar to ferment.
If you don't ferment then it makes a passable drink for backpackers and survivalist types.

Birch Beer is made from the shoots of the same tree, they grow right at the base btw. I has
a different flavor, I prefer it over Root Beer and my best friend won't drink it at all.

The soda sold as Root Beer is not fermented and tastes nothing like Ginger Beer. If you get
a good brand then the taste is strong and sweet but other than that it's like trying to
describe a color in words.

While I`m at it, is there really no Boxing day after christmas in America?

No idea what that is. Boxing with fists or something to do with boxes or something else?

Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Selfridges all have Root Beer. (http://ask.metafilter.com/55814/I-Need-Root-Beer)

Just a Google on "Britain buy root beer" and that was the first choice.

na85
01-11-2008, 04:39 PM
We have Boxing Day in Canada...

It's the day after christmas, where you put all your decorations in boxes, hence the name.

Von_Rat
01-11-2008, 04:46 PM
hell im lucky to put the decorations away by february. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

crucislancer
01-11-2008, 04:46 PM
I used to love getting A&W root beer floats as a kid.

I never even thought about the fact that Root beer may not be available in other countries. Perhaps because I don't drink it much anymore, and I would typically drink whatever was popular in the country I was visiting.

Seafire, there are a few fast food joints that serve root beer here in the states, like KFC or Taco Bell for instance. I'm not sure what may be available to you, but if you happen upon one of them perhaps they may have some on tap that you can try. Or, a specially store that may sell imported beverages? I recommend A&W or Barqs.

I'm not sure why we don't have Boxing Day in the US, but from what I've read it sounds like our Thanksgiving holiday weekend from the 3rd Thursday of November through the week, a 4 day holiday for us.....not the origins, but how it's celebrated. Sports (mainly American Football), food, shopping, though the shopping happens the next day and starts the Christmas season. I don't know why it carried over to Canada but not the U.S. as it appears to have been around since long before the British started to colonize North America.

DrHerb
01-11-2008, 04:53 PM
You can get Spruce Beer too, which I like alot

M_Gunz
01-11-2008, 05:06 PM
I've had Barq's Birch Beer, never seen they made a Root Beer and no, the two are not the same.

DuxCorvan
01-11-2008, 05:11 PM
It's very useful to fight evil Captain LeChuck.

LEBillfish
01-11-2008, 05:14 PM
http://www.awrestaurants.com/res/images/awlogo2.gif

I_KG100_Prien
01-11-2008, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
It's very useful to fight evil Captain LeChuck.


Yarrrrrrrr Monkey Island


I'm a big Root Beer fan, most importantly Henry Weinhards.. That stuff is gooooooooooooood. Pricey though (for Soda Pop).

I also like Ginger Beer.. Has a nice little zip to it.

Zeus-cat
01-11-2008, 05:30 PM
A&W brand root beer (see LEBillfish's post just above) is probably the most familiar brand in the US. It is also one of the best. Good stuff.

Whirlin_merlin
01-11-2008, 05:33 PM
Cant remember where but I tried root beer as a kid.
I do remember it had a kind of anti-septic edge to the taste, that sounds 'orrible but I seem to recall I quite enjoyed it.

crucislancer
01-11-2008, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by M_Gunz:
I've had Barq's Birch Beer, never seen they made a Root Beer and no, the two are not the same.

Never heard of birch beer. The only thing I've seen with Barqs labels is Root Beer and Cream Soda. I'll have to try it, though.

DIRTY-MAC
01-11-2008, 06:03 PM
We don´t have Root Beer in Sweden, but we have this...

http://www.christmasholidayseasonfacts.com/images/300px-Glass_of_Swedish_must.jpg
http://www.northerner.com/pic_large/julmust-0.5l.jpg
Julmust (Swedish jul "Christmas" or "yule" and must "must") is a soft drink that is consumed mainly in Sweden around Christmas. During the rest of the year it is usually hard to find in stores, but sometimes it's sold under the "de-Christmasified" name must . At Easter the name is påskmust (påsk "Easter"). Only recently has Sommarmust (sommar, "summer") been available in stores. The content is the same regardless of the marketing name although the time it is stored before bottling differs; however, the beverage is more closely associated with Christmas, somewhat less with Easter and traditionally not at all with the summer. 45 million litres of julmust are consumed during December (to be compared with roughly 9 million Swedes), which is around 50% of the total softdrink volume in December and 3/4s of the total yearly must sales.[1]

Must was created by Harry Roberts and his father Robert Roberts in 1910 as a non-alcoholic alternative to beer. The syrup is still made exclusively by Roberts AB in Örebro. The original recipe is said to be locked up in a safe with only one person knowing the full recipe.

Must is made of carbonated water, sugar, hops extract, malt extract, spices, colouring (E150), citric acid, and preservatives. The hops and malt extracts give the must a somewhat beer-like taste, but must is not fermented and contains no alcohol. Must can be aged provided it is stored in a glass bottle. Some people buy must in December only to store it a year before drinking it.

In Sweden, Julmust outsells Coca-Cola during the Christmas season[2]; in fact, the consumption of Coca-Cola drops as much as 50% over Christmas[1]. This was quoted as one of the main reasons Coca-Cola broke away from their contract with Pripps and started Coca-Cola Drycker Sverige AB instead.[1] Coca-Cola now produces its own julmust, albeit very anonymous and never advertised until 2004, when Coca-Cola started marketing their julmust under the brand "Bjäre julmust", but they buy the syrup from Roberts AB[3].

Those outside Sweden who are curious to try Julmust might be able to purchase and sample a bottle from a nearby IKEA.[4] However, availability is not guaranteed; one is most likely to find it in stock early in the month of December. Kristall Beverage Inc. in Massachusetts, USA bottle Julmust for sale in the USA.[5]

In November of 2004 Pepsi marketed a product similar in idea and somewhat in taste to Julmust to the United States called Pepsi Holiday Spice. It was only on sale during the 2004-2005 holiday season.

ouston
01-11-2008, 06:07 PM
Ah! This would explain why if I am thirsty I drink water and if I am really thirsty I drink Spitfire, Lancaster Bomber or Bombardier. I am at the moment very thirsty.

Pip pip
Ouston

heywooood
01-11-2008, 06:12 PM
I love this forum...what the bloody 'ell is rootbeer?!!!

Ratsack
01-11-2008, 06:18 PM
What is root beer? Horrible.

I'd rather have a Cinotto.

Actually, I'd rather nail my head to a table.

Ratsack

DuxCorvan
01-11-2008, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by DIRTY-MAC:
Must is made of carbonated water, sugar, hops extract, malt extract, spices, colouring (E150), citric acid, and preservatives.

Preservatives!?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif (In Spain it means "condoms". A curious 'false friend') http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

In Spain, in summer, we drink a sweet "horchata" which is not made with rice, but with "chufas" (tigernuts), sugar and water. It is served very cold -almost iced- and it's tasty and healthier than milk-shakes. Kids love it. I've made it at home, but without "preservatives" (yuck, hate that word) it gets sour fast, so it must be iced and consumed immediately.

http://images.gourmondo.de/medias/wZodxRHMfl788guwdf0sie-30.jpg
http://www.vaucanson.org/espagnol/cocina/chufas6.jpg

Crash_Moses
01-11-2008, 06:33 PM
Root beer? Necter of the gods is what it is.

I quaff a mug after every mission, just like Snoopy after battling the Red Baron.

Bearcat99
01-11-2008, 06:45 PM
Root Beer is delicious... That and Ginger Ale are my favorite soft drinks... Seafire send me your addy in a PM and I will send you some.... seriously.

mortoma
01-11-2008, 07:04 PM
Real american root beer is from sasafrass roots. Originally made into tea ( and still is ) but when people started drinking it cold instead of hot tea they started calling it root beer. European root beer predates our sasafrass type and orignally was from another type of tree root in Europe. Then it really caught on when they started carbonating it back in the 20s or so. Then by the sixties, all commercially sold root beer in the states was artificially flavored and no longer flavored by the real sasafrass roots. Sasafrass trees are native to most of the eastern states and eastern Canada and I used to dig up roots of it from the family woods during my boyhood in Indiana.

horseback
01-11-2008, 07:16 PM
Root beer is best when used to make root beer floats; traditionally, that means one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream dropped into a 12 ounce mug of cold root beer.

I clearly remember ice cream in Britain being superior to the US brands available at the comissaries in Lakenheath and Mildenhall (although things may have changed since 1964). Combined with A&W, or possibly even IBC, root beer, a high quality vanilla root beer float can be obtained with the superior British ice creams.

Seafire, you MUST take Bearcat up on his offer, for your childrens' sakes.

cheers

horseback

Cajun76
01-11-2008, 07:43 PM
A&W is generally creamier than Barq's, and that's why I prefer it.

However, Dr Pepper is my ambrosia, and makes a pretty good float, too.

Both are best when very cold.

Airmail109
01-11-2008, 07:54 PM
Us Brits have Mince Pies. And no they dont have meat in them.

DrHerb
01-11-2008, 07:59 PM
however, REAL beer is the way to go http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BoCfuss
01-11-2008, 08:24 PM
Root Beer is excellent, but ONLY when cold. I know you British like your drinks at room temp.(you'd think ice wasn't invented there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

If you are ever in the states, go to A&W ask for a frosty mug and poor it out of their tap. Then get a float to go. Great treat for little ones and big ones too.

P.S. The food isn't great at A&W, so stick with the soda.

mortoma
01-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Back in the midwest ( US ) we had a chain of drive in restuarants called "Dog-n-suds" which is famous for hotdogs, burgers and the 'suds' is their root beer. It is the best root beer I can remember. Better than A&W and Barq's and all those other brands. This old fasioned, fifties style drive-in is still in operation in Indiana in a few places, but I dunno about any other states. At least the last I heard, been in Idaho and Utah for a long time. If you ever drive through the corn belt, stop in one if you see one. It's good old fashioned quality stuff and the girls that serve you can be really hot!!

Copperhead311th
01-11-2008, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
http://www.awrestaurants.com/res/images/awlogo2.gif
lol yep that is the STUFF right there. ce cold and straight from the tap. I'd never seen an A&W drive in till i got to California. Thank God they have them here now. i can go get an icey frosty mug of draft A&W anytime now. and hey if you buy the mug with it they make great beer mugs.

SeaFire, tell ya what buddy. you pm me your mailing address and i'll send you a six pack of A&W in the bottle. my treat. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Copperhead311th
01-11-2008, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Root Beer is delicious... That and Ginger Ale are my favorite soft drinks... Seafire send me your addy in a PM and I will send you some.... seriously.

lol didn't see this bfgore i made the offer. either way BC or myself will hook ya up.

mortoma
01-11-2008, 08:50 PM
They have A&Ws here in both Idaho and Utah but the old style Dog-n-Suds root beer is much better. And the food is better too, like a trip back into the fifties. But most people only just fly over Indiana so you may never get the chance to compare!! Here ya go: http://www.dog-n-suds.com/ Weird, they only mention the restuarants in Michigan!!! I wonder if the Indiana locations are shut down now??

mortoma
01-11-2008, 09:02 PM
Ok, now I see what's going on with the chain in wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_n_Suds
Stupid that their official website only mentions locations in Michigan when it is headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana!! And it originally started in Champaign, Illinois.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/10/Dognsudssign.jpg

Copperhead311th
01-11-2008, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DIRTY-MAC:
Must is made of carbonated water, sugar, hops extract, malt extract, spices, colouring (E150), citric acid, and preservatives.

Preservatives!?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif (In Spain it means "condoms". A curious 'false friend') http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

In Spain, in summer, we drink a sweet "horchata" which is not made with rice, but with "chufas" (tigernuts), sugar and water. It is served very cold -almost iced- and it's tasty and healthier than milk-shakes. Kids love it. I've made it at home, but without "preservatives" (yuck, hate that word) it gets sour fast, so it must be iced and consumed immediately.

http://images.gourmondo.de/medias/wZodxRHMfl788guwdf0sie-30.jpg
http://www.vaucanson.org/espagnol/cocina/chufas6.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


TIGERNUTS?!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Tigerramki.jpg
your a far braver man than i am if you have to get the ingredants on your own. something tells me tiger nuts aren't easy to get. rROFL

mrwafro
01-11-2008, 09:49 PM
okay, my personal favorite is a brand of root beer called Henry Weinhard's

the complexity and smoothness of the flavor makes A&W and Barqs seem like Kool-Aide

it's a bit expensive, costing the same as real beer for a six pack (about $8) but it's worth every penny

VW-IceFire
01-11-2008, 10:08 PM
Love A&W Root Beer...I think it doesn't even have sugar in it. Probably something else to make up for it...but yeah its awesome stuff. Its sort of like a Coke or Pepsi but waay more forthy and much smoother. Carbonated but not as much.

woofiedog
01-11-2008, 10:16 PM
Hires Rootbeer... my aunt use to make a number of cases of it for the summer. About 1/4 of the bootles would explode in the cellar. And as soon as you opened the bottle, you'd lose about half from the foam. Great stuff. It's hard to find a place that has Black Cow's anymore. The last of the AW's closed back in the 70's around these parts.

A Frappe anyone! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

M_Gunz
01-11-2008, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by BoCfuss:
I know you British like your drinks at room temp.

Just the ones with Lucas refrigerators. (Lucas Electric, it's an MG joke)

M_Gunz
01-11-2008, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by crucislancer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M_Gunz:
I've had Barq's Birch Beer, never seen they made a Root Beer and no, the two are not the same.

Never heard of birch beer. The only thing I've seen with Barqs labels is Root Beer and Cream Soda. I'll have to try it, though. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I err, must be thinking of some other brand. Barq's Root Beer has bite!

M_Gunz
01-11-2008, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Love A&W Root Beer...I think it doesn't even have sugar in it. Probably something else to make up for it...but yeah its awesome stuff. Its sort of like a Coke or Pepsi but waay more forthy and much smoother. Carbonated but not as much.

Likely corn syrup like all the big mass produced sodas in the US went to around 68.

I miss the Coke from before then but there's something better, Jolt Cola!
That's right, all the sugar as the original coke but with twice the caffeine.
It's made in New York State but limited amounts get 'exported'.

Monterey13
01-11-2008, 10:43 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned this one...


http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/219268120.jpg

crucislancer
01-11-2008, 10:47 PM
I've seen A&W and Kentucky Fried Chicken together, with a combined menu. Now you can order up your greasy fried fowl with slaw and potatoes and wash it down with a mug of A&W Root Beer. Yum!

There are a few A&W restaurants open in California still, mostly in places along Interstate 5, where there's nothing else around, it's 2am (and they're still open!) and you're hungry. At that point, their food isn't bad.

Cajun76
01-11-2008, 11:38 PM
I went to my first A&W in........ JAPAN!

The Base Exchange (military Wal-Mart) / Commissary (military grocery store) in Yokota AB has an A&W, Taco Bell, Subway, Popeye's Chicken, Cinnabon, Charlie's Steakery (Subs), Baskin Robins and of course (for anyone in the US Armed Forces) an Anthony's Pizza. The required Burger King is right next door to the BX.

I guess the A&W was authentic. Good ice cream and A&W rootbeer on tap, sub-par food. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Von_Rat
01-12-2008, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by Monterey13:
I can't believe no one has mentioned this one...


http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/219268120.jpg

DAM you beat me to it.

DADS was THE root beer in chicago when i was growing up.

AW or hires just didnt measure up.


anybody remember root beer popsicles.

Messaschnitzel
01-12-2008, 01:33 AM
Originally posted by mortoma:
Back in the midwest ( US ) we had a chain of drive in restuarants called "Dog-n-suds" which is famous for hotdogs, burgers and the 'suds' is their root beer. It is the best root beer I can remember. Better than A&W and Barq's and all those other brands. This old fasioned, fifties style drive-in is still in operation in Indiana in a few places, but I dunno about any other states. At least the last I heard, been in Idaho and Utah for a long time. If you ever drive through the corn belt, stop in one if you see one. It's good old fashioned quality stuff and the girls that serve you can be really hot!!

Wow, I didn't even think that the Dog-n-Suds chain was in existence anymore! My family used to always go either there, or to Der Weinerschnitzel when we were visiting relatives in Vicksburg and Mobile back in the '60's and early '70's. Do they still keep the frosty mugs in the icebox? I remember that when you ordered a root beer, they would get one and fill it up for you.

Man, I haven't thought about that place in years!

jadger
01-12-2008, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by na85:
We have Boxing Day in Canada...

It's the day after christmas, where you put all your decorations in boxes, hence the name.

actually it's called boxing day because the stores don't want to put their left over merchandise away (in boxes) and thus have to go through them at inventory time.

I enjoy rootbeer, I'm a Canuck, and what you Yankees call "Soda", we call "pop". Also, Rootbeer has no caffeine in it, so it's a great pop that doesn't keep you up all night like the other stuff can, and doesn't have nearly as many of those harmful chemicals as coke and that.

Von_Rat
01-12-2008, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by jadger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by na85:
We have Boxing Day in Canada...

It's the day after christmas, where you put all your decorations in boxes, hence the name.

actually it's called boxing day because the stores don't want to put their left over merchandise away (in boxes) and thus have to go through them at inventory time.

I enjoy rootbeer, I'm a Canuck, and what you Yankees call "Soda", we call "pop". Also, Rootbeer has no caffeine in it, so it's a great pop that doesn't keep you up all night like the other stuff can, and doesn't have nearly as many of those harmful chemicals as coke and that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

actually its called pop in the north, well around chicago anyway. in the south i believe they call it soda.

woofiedog
01-12-2008, 01:56 AM
Quote... actually its called pop in the north, well around chicago anyway. in the south i believe they call it soda.

Tonic... in the Baystate. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SeaFireLIV
01-12-2008, 02:32 AM
wow. Well, I`m actually more intrigued than ever now since I still can`t imagine what it tastes like. the only word I recognise is `antiseptic` germoline and, well that doesn`t sound too tasty. I thought the answer would be simple, but it isn`t. This drink does sound a bit unique.

Maybe I`ll take up Bearcat or Copperhead311th`s offer, if they`re really serious.

Thanks for the responses.

p.s. Interesting that the Canadians have Pop and Boxing day like us! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jadger
01-12-2008, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
wow. Well, I`m actually more intrigued than ever now since I still can`t imagine what it tastes like. the only word I recognise is `antiseptic` germoline and, well that doesn`t sound too tasty. I thought the answer would be simple, but it isn`t. This drink does sound a bit unique.

Maybe I`ll take up Bearcat or Copperhead311th`s offer, if they`re really serious.

Thanks for the responses.

p.s. Interesting that the Canadians have Pop and Boxing day like us! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

We have A&W rootbeer here, so it's not just an American brand, I think it is the best kind of rootbeer, but of course in Canada we don't have those regional popmakers that all those yankees are talking about. Feel free to come to Canada and I'll treat you to one, although I've never had homemade stuff like some of the other people on here.

Whirlin_merlin
01-12-2008, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by BoCfuss:
Root Beer is excellent, but ONLY when cold. I know you British like your drinks at room temp.(you'd think ice wasn't invented there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )



Common misconception, ale should not be at room temperature but at cellar temperature, not quite the same.



ow. Well, I`m actually more intrigued than ever now since I still can`t imagine what it tastes like. the only word I recognise is `antiseptic` germoline and, well that doesn`t sound too tasty.



Don't forget beer could be concidered rotting barly juice which doesn't sound too tasty either.

SeaFireLIV
01-12-2008, 02:54 AM
Originally posted by Whirlin_merlin:
Don't forget beer could be concidered rotting barly juice which doesn't sound too tasty either.

Yea, but I know from experience that normal Beer is great!

DuxCorvan
01-12-2008, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by Copperhead311th:
TIGERNUTS?!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Tigerramki.jpg
your a far braver man than i am if you have to get the ingredants on your own. something tells me tiger nuts aren't easy to get. rROFL

Don't forget I'm a Spaniard... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
http://dharana.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/gladiator_crowe_tiger_1101791020-000.jpg

joeap
01-12-2008, 06:08 AM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:


Preservatives!?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif (In Spain it means "condoms". A curious 'false friend') http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

In Spain, in summer, we drink a sweet "horchata" which is not made with rice, but with "chufas" (tigernuts), sugar and water. It is served very cold -almost iced- and it's tasty and healthier than milk-shakes. Kids love it. I've made it at home, but without "preservatives" (yuck, hate that word) it gets sour fast, so it must be iced and consumed immediately.


I love that stuff Dux!! Here at our open air markets in Geneva we have several stands selling international foods. One of them is run by a Spanish guy who sells churros (lovely fried Spanish pastry you can also get filled with chocolate or a chocolate dip) and usually in the summer, horchata !!! He also said it's supposed to be good for you, lowers cholesterol or something.


I also love root beer, one of the few soft drinks I do like and I make sure to go to A&W every time I go home to Canada.

Mysticpuma2003
01-12-2008, 08:32 AM
In the UK I can concur that Root Beer certainly has the taste of medicine you had as a kid that had Penicillin in it. A kind of sweet taste but with an antiseptic after taste...only Penicillin wasn't fizzy....unless it had been left in the back of the cupboard for a couple of months http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Strangely though I like it, but I'd go for a Dr. Pepper ahead of it, or a Real Jamaican Ginger Beer/Ale.....ice cold for the after throat burn!

Cheers, MP.

MEGILE
01-12-2008, 08:34 AM
Any of you yanks had salad cream?
It's used like mayonnaise, but tastes nothing like it.

Good stuff.

heywooood
01-12-2008, 08:48 AM
now whats this character chattering on about?!

keep it on topic, megile... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif we're talkin' bout root beer

salad creme?!! is that like tossed salad creme? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif yikes

leitmotiv
01-12-2008, 09:37 AM
I never had any problems with British cuisine until I encountered the exotic chip buttee. A couple friends fixed a batch one day and invited me to delectate. Well, I took one look at the slice of white bread with mayonnaise arrayed with several "French fries" and I gagged. Yanks are trained to eat fries/chips with catsup, not mayonnaise. The mere thought of eating one with mayonnaise made me turn green. Thus, I failed the notorious chip buttee test. I didn't fail the Meggezones test, though. Thomas Pynchon wrote that consuming one of these British "throat pastilles" was like getting hit over the head with an Alp (menthol 17.3mg). I liked 'em.

I probably drank enough Mug Root Beer in my childhood to float the QE2.

MEGILE
01-12-2008, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by heywooood:
now whats this character chattering on about?!

keep it on topic, megile... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif we're talkin' bout root beer

salad creme?!! is that like tossed salad creme? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif yikes

Relax.. pay your income tax.

Airmail109
01-12-2008, 10:06 AM
Have you Americans got these? They are great cold, but warm with some brandy butter.....arghhhh lovely

http://food-beverage.punchstock.co.uk/images/galleries/festive-food/1315016.jpg

heywooood
01-12-2008, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by heywooood:
now whats this character chattering on about?!

keep it on topic, megile... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif we're talkin' bout root beer

salad creme?!! is that like tossed salad creme? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif yikes

Relax.. pay your income tax. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif should 5 percent appear too small, be thankful I don't take it all - cause Im the Taxman...yeah Im the Taxman..and your working for no one but me

buzz999_077
01-12-2008, 10:21 AM
Root beer and pizza is great! The only thing wrong with root beer is no matter how much you drink, you can't get drunk!

"We have Boxing Day in Canada.."

I always though you all just beat the hell out of each other on that day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

jadger
01-12-2008, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by buzz999_077:
"We have Boxing Day in Canada.."

I always though you all just beat the hell out of each other on that day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

that's what family's for isn't it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif I guess you yankees get all your arguing done on christmas day then? or do you split it up between thanksgiving and Christmas because they are so much closer together in the states?

jadger
01-12-2008, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
Have you Americans got these? They are great cold, but warm with some brandy butter.....arghhhh lovely

http://food-beverage.punchstock.co.uk/images/galleries/festive-food/1315016.jpg

those tarts? they look good. but butter tarts are a unique canadian food... THEY ARE SOOOO GOOD!!! butter tarts are like a legal form of cocaine, I swear, addictingly good.

Whirlin_merlin
01-12-2008, 11:03 AM
Alas British cuisine is in decline. Oh yeah we have all these fancy resturants with Michelin stars and fine foods from around the world in our supermarkets now.
BUT! What ever happened to the greats like bread and dripping, or tripe and onions?

BillyTheKid_22
01-12-2008, 11:05 AM
http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Teds-Creamy-Root-Beer-Tin-Sign-C11755539.jpeg



http://keymancollectibles.com/images/wpe46.jpg



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erco415
01-12-2008, 11:44 AM
http://www.sprecherbrewery.com/soda.php?cat=1

Sprecher's up in Milwaukee makes some mighty fine root beer as well - AND it's available in quarter barrels to boot!

Oh man, Dog n Sudz! I loved going there as a kid up in Milwaukee, where it was soda, btw. Great root beer.

SlowBurn68
01-12-2008, 12:35 PM
Every Friday night when I was a kid...

http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/music/archives/AW.jpg

Dog n Sudz was great too.

Viking-S
01-12-2008, 12:43 PM
"From Wiki

Ingredients

The soft drink version of root beer is non-alcoholic..."

Lost all interest after that word! What's the point? Kiddie stuff!

Viking

Von_Rat
01-12-2008, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
I never had any problems with British cuisine until I encountered the exotic chip buttee. A couple friends fixed a batch one day and invited me to delectate. Well, I took one look at the slice of white bread with mayonnaise arrayed with several "French fries" and I gagged. Yanks are trained to eat fries/chips with catsup, not mayonnaise. The mere thought of eating one with mayonnaise made me turn green. Thus, I failed the notorious chip buttee test. I didn't fail the Meggezones test, though. Thomas Pynchon wrote that consuming one of these British "throat pastilles" was like getting hit over the head with an Alp (menthol 17.3mg). I liked 'em.

I probably drank enough Mug Root Beer in my childhood to float the QE2.


years ago i worked in a black neighborhood in chicago. at the local burger stand where i went for lunch it was not unusual to hear people ask for mayonnaise for their fries.

BillyTheKid_22
01-12-2008, 01:04 PM
http://www.sonoranbrewing.com/images/Sonoran%20Root%20Beer%20Catus.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



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Messaschnitzel
01-12-2008, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
I never had any problems with British cuisine until I encountered the exotic chip buttee. A couple friends fixed a batch one day and invited me to delectate. Well, I took one look at the slice of white bread with mayonnaise arrayed with several "French fries" and I gagged. Yanks are trained to eat fries/chips with catsup, not mayonnaise. The mere thought of eating one with mayonnaise made me turn green. Thus, I failed the notorious chip buttee test.

http://wiw.org/~jess/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/pulp.jpg

"We don't want mayo on our fries. We like ketchup, because we're Americans. We put ketchup on everything. Say, do you enjoy listening to biblical quotes?"

pogobbler
01-12-2008, 01:30 PM
I can vouch for there being a few Dog 'n' Suds left around here in Indiana. I know of one in Lafayette, for instance. For the best root beer of all, though, one need look no further than Anderson, Indiana and Gene's Root Beer. It's a classic drive-in restaurant, independent and locally owned-- been here since the mid 60's. Of course, don't come here now looking for it, it's only open from March to September, befitting it's drive-in status. The root beer is perfection, itself, and made on site. Great place for a great dog, some fries and a great mug of root beer.

DuxCorvan
01-12-2008, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by Megile:
Any of you yanks had salad cream?
It's used like mayonnaise, but tastes nothing like it.

Good stuff.

Hmmm, do you make it yourself? With your own hands? You disappear for twenty minutes and then appear with a jar full of it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

MEGILE
01-12-2008, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:


You disappear for twenty minutes and then appear with a jar full of it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

20 mins? Speak for yourself old man, for me more like 2 mins.

The shop is just down the street.

http://www.ukgoods.com/images/heinz-salad-cream.jpg

SeaFireLIV
01-12-2008, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
I never had any problems with British cuisine until I encountered the exotic chip buttee. A couple friends fixed a batch one day and invited me to delectate. Well, I took one look at the slice of white bread with mayonnaise arrayed with several "French fries" and I gagged. Yanks are trained to eat fries/chips with catsup, not mayonnaise. The mere thought of eating one with mayonnaise made me turn green. Thus, I failed the notorious chip buttee test. I didn't fail the Meggezones test, though. Thomas Pynchon wrote that consuming one of these British "throat pastilles" was like getting hit over the head with an Alp (menthol 17.3mg). I liked 'em.

I probably drank enough Mug Root Beer in my childhood to float the QE2.

Chip butties are good. Good way to fill up quick in lunch or after work. Mayo or Tomatoe sauce - either is good.

Copperhead311th
01-12-2008, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
Quote... actually its called pop in the north, well around chicago anyway. in the south i believe they call it soda.

Tonic... in the Baystate. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

well in this southern state it's just called a coke. no matter what brand or flavor. everything is a coke.

Copperhead311th
01-12-2008, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
wow. Well, I`m actually more intrigued than ever now since I still can`t imagine what it tastes like. the only word I recognise is `antiseptic` germoline and, well that doesn`t sound too tasty. I thought the answer would be simple, but it isn`t. This drink does sound a bit unique.

Maybe I`ll take up Bearcat or Copperhead311th`s offer, if they`re really serious.

Thanks for the responses.

p.s. Interesting that the Canadians have Pop and Boxing day like us! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dead serious. just shoot me a pm or email address and let me know where to send it. I'll also include a southern delacacy.....GRITS! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
Typically a brekfast food...grits are often servered in finer resturants here. One paticulaer methed is Smoked Guda cheese grits like they serve @ Bob Baumhuars "Wings" sports grill. mmmmmmm mmmmmm Wings is a regional chain resturant. The owner used to play football for Alabama & the NFL.

Copperhead311th
01-12-2008, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Copperhead311th:
TIGERNUTS?!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Tigerramki.jpg
your a far braver man than i am if you have to get the ingredants on your own. something tells me tiger nuts aren't easy to get. rROFL

Don't forget I'm a Spaniard... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
http://dharana.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/gladiator_crowe_tiger_1101791020-000.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol i didn't know ya'll had the market conerd on feline vasectomy's. lol strange pass time but ...ok...if it blows yer skirts up. lmfao.
that guy in the gladiator pic is wearing a skirt right? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

So what your telling me...that for the average Spaniard male....chas'n a tiger to obtain his scrotum for a drink ingredant while wearing a skirt and carrying a really big knife is just another day at the office?

BoCfuss
01-12-2008, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by Copperhead311th:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
wow. Well, I`m actually more intrigued than ever now since I still can`t imagine what it tastes like. the only word I recognise is `antiseptic` germoline and, well that doesn`t sound too tasty. I thought the answer would be simple, but it isn`t. This drink does sound a bit unique.

Maybe I`ll take up Bearcat or Copperhead311th`s offer, if they`re really serious.

Thanks for the responses.

p.s. Interesting that the Canadians have Pop and Boxing day like us! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dead serious. just shoot me a pm or email address and let me know where to send it. I'll also include a southern delacacy.....GRITS! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
Typically a brekfast food...grits are often servered in finer resturants here. One paticulaer methed is Smoked Guda cheese grits like they serve @ Bob Baumhuars "Wings" sports grill. mmmmmmm mmmmmm Wings is a regional chain resturant. The owner used to play football for Alabama & the NFL. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Take the Root Beer, get it cold, then drink it. Take the Grits and toss em, not the best thing to put in your mouth. I grew up on Cream O' Wheat. Grits is close but, the way they eat them down their is gross. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mortoma
01-12-2008, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Copperhead311th:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
wow. Well, I`m actually more intrigued than ever now since I still can`t imagine what it tastes like. the only word I recognise is `antiseptic` germoline and, well that doesn`t sound too tasty. I thought the answer would be simple, but it isn`t. This drink does sound a bit unique.

Maybe I`ll take up Bearcat or Copperhead311th`s offer, if they`re really serious.

Thanks for the responses.

p.s. Interesting that the Canadians have Pop and Boxing day like us! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dead serious. just shoot me a pm or email address and let me know where to send it. I'll also include a southern delacacy.....GRITS! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
Typically a brekfast food...grits are often servered in finer resturants here. One paticulaer methed is Smoked Guda cheese grits like they serve @ Bob Baumhuars "Wings" sports grill. mmmmmmm mmmmmm Wings is a regional chain resturant. The owner used to play football for Alabama & the NFL. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I used to go fishing every spring in Alabama on the Tennesee river. And I tried grits many times, never like the stuff. One of the most bland and tasteless foods ever know to man. I know they make grits from corn ( which they probably get from Indiana ) but it tastes like it's made from ground up cardboard or paper.

woofiedog
01-12-2008, 10:09 PM
Copperhead311th...

Quote... well in this southern state it's just called a coke. no matter what brand or flavor. everything is a coke.

My oldest brother had a small stove top cooker that would make about 2 1/2 gals from the batch of mash... he'd set aside a bottle and add some sugar, vanillia beans and instant coffee. Let it sit for a couple months. And this we would call Coffee Brandy.

Messaschnitzel
01-13-2008, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to go fishing every spring in Alabama on the Tennesee river. And I tried grits many times, never like the stuff. One of the most bland and tasteless foods ever know to man. I know they make grits from corn ( which they probably get from Indiana ) but it tastes like it's made from ground up cardboard or paper.

That's because you probably didn't cook anything in it. I remember it could be made with a big dollop of bacon grease in it. It can be made with pieces of fatback and squirrel meat in it. After cooking, it can be poured into a Bama jelly glass that was greased with bacon fat, and then put into the refrigerator to solidify. The next morning, the glass is struck on the bottom to cause the grits to pop out. The resulting slug is then sliced into sections to be fried in bacon grease. This dish goes well with bacon and fried eggs that were also cooked in bacon grease. If you are in a hurry, you can use a big dollop of butter and ground pepper to flavor it. Don't forget that grits can be accompanied by biscuits and gravy that was cooked with bacon grease.

I'm glad that I left Texas when I did, because I probably would've been 400 lbs and dead as he!! from all of that fat.

I have to say that I would've croaked with a big smile on my face because as unhealthy as that stuff was, it sure tasted good.

D@mn! now I'm hungry.

Copperhead311th
01-13-2008, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to go fishing every spring in Alabama on the Tennesee river. And I tried grits many times, never like the stuff. One of the most bland and tasteless foods ever know to man. I know they make grits from corn ( which they probably get from Indiana ) but it tastes like it's made from ground up cardboard or paper.

That's because you probably didn't cook anything in it. I remember it could be made with a big dollop of bacon grease in it. It can be made with pieces of fatback and squirrel meat in it. After cooking, it can be poured into a Bama jelly glass that was greased with bacon fat, and then put into the refrigerator to solidify. The next morning, the glass is struck on the bottom to cause the grits to pop out. The resulting slug is then sliced into sections to be fried in bacon grease. This dish goes well with bacon and fried eggs that were also cooked in bacon grease. If you are in a hurry, you can use a big dollop of butter and ground pepper to flavor it. Don't forget that grits can be accompanied by biscuits and gravy that was cooked with bacon grease.

I'm glad that I left Texas when I did, because I probably would've been 400 lbs and dead as he!! from all of that fat.

I have to say that I would've croaked with a big smile on my face because as unhealthy as that stuff was, it sure tasted good.

D@mn! now I'm hungry. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah but you never forget Momma's home cooking.
your right though. plain grits are a lil bland depending on how ya cook em'. Need so serve with bacon, patty sausage, eggs, (fried or scrambled) & a mess of buscuits. Or a some good ol's red eye gravey. mmmmmm damn it's 2 am here. and now i'm thinking that it might just be late enough to get a good booth at the Waffle House and miss the pub hopper crowd that are piling in there after a night of drinking. hmmmmmm

erco415
01-13-2008, 02:09 AM
MMmmmmm... biscuits and gravy - the South's culinary gift to the world! I love it! And grits? Never get 'em north of Tennessee or west of Amarillo and you'll be ok!

Whirlin_merlin
01-13-2008, 04:02 AM
Can some explain to me this weird idea you American chaps have that there is more than one way to fry an egg.
Under what circumstances would you NOT want it proper (what I believe you cheerfully refer to a sunyside up)?
What possible excuse could one have for the abomination of 'an over easy' egg?

Let the yolk run free my brothers!

DuxCorvan
01-13-2008, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by Copperhead311th:
So what your telling me...that for the average Spaniard male....chas'n a tiger to obtain his scrotum for a drink ingredant while wearing a skirt and carrying a really big knife is just another day at the office?

No, I do that in my spare time.

You should know the bosses at my office. They're BOSSES.
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/01/angrybossG_228x301.jpg
http://www.frikipedia.es/images/9/9e/Umaga.jpg

tjaika1910
01-13-2008, 07:25 PM
All that one learns from this forum http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I am in Canada right now and after reading this thread I bought a big bottle (2L) of root beer (A&W) and Dr Pepper. I had heard of Dr Pepper before from movies and I guess its sounds a little south State to me (is it?)

Anyway ... yuck.. Dr Pepper was not exactly my favorite: very artificial taste with a lot of "mandel essence" (dont know the english word). Really bad but I think my daughter didnt think it was so bad (5 1/2 years)

The root beer: that was a familiar taste! Back home we have tooth picks (wooden)the brand is Jordan, and they tastes just like A&W root beer. Quite dentistlike. Not so bad at all, but I guess I will have to get it even colder and I didnt get the foam I saw on a picture on this thread.

Canada Dry ginger ale. Now we are talking. A little too sweet but good. I would prefer Scweppes ginger ale though.

mortoma
01-14-2008, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by Copperhead311th:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to go fishing every spring in Alabama on the Tennesee river. And I tried grits many times, never like the stuff. One of the most bland and tasteless foods ever know to man. I know they make grits from corn ( which they probably get from Indiana ) but it tastes like it's made from ground up cardboard or paper.

That's because you probably didn't cook anything in it. I remember it could be made with a big dollop of bacon grease in it. It can be made with pieces of fatback and squirrel meat in it. After cooking, it can be poured into a Bama jelly glass that was greased with bacon fat, and then put into the refrigerator to solidify. The next morning, the glass is struck on the bottom to cause the grits to pop out. The resulting slug is then sliced into sections to be fried in bacon grease. This dish goes well with bacon and fried eggs that were also cooked in bacon grease. If you are in a hurry, you can use a big dollop of butter and ground pepper to flavor it. Don't forget that grits can be accompanied by biscuits and gravy that was cooked with bacon grease.

I'm glad that I left Texas when I did, because I probably would've been 400 lbs and dead as he!! from all of that fat.

I have to say that I would've croaked with a big smile on my face because as unhealthy as that stuff was, it sure tasted good.

D@mn! now I'm hungry. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah but you never forget Momma's home cooking.
your right though. plain grits are a lil bland depending on how ya cook em'. Need so serve with bacon, patty sausage, eggs, (fried or scrambled) & a mess of buscuits. Or a some good ol's red eye gravey. mmmmmm damn it's 2 am here. and now i'm thinking that it might just be late enough to get a good booth at the Waffle House and miss the pub hopper crowd that are piling in there after a night of drinking. hmmmmmm </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Ha Ha!! The Waffle House is where I got a lot of grits, because my fishing guide liked to stop in there in the morning before we fished. Brings back some memories for sure. I wonder how my old fishing guide is doing or even if he's still alive. What a great old southern gent! But anyway, where would the southern states be without their cherished Waffle Houses?? In a world of hurt I'd guess.

heywooood
01-14-2008, 07:00 PM
haha - used to eat a mess o' grits everyday back when I lived down in Atlanta...gotta have them with the biscuits and bacon, eggs and orange juice

5 pages of root beer - love this place

HerrGraf
01-14-2008, 07:26 PM
Quote:
Anyway ... yuck.. Dr Pepper was not exactly my favorite: very artificial taste with a lot of "mandel essence" (dont know the english word). Really bad but I think my daughter didnt think it was so bad (5 1/2 years)

For those who are curious, Dr.Peppers secret ingrediant is prune juice. I believe that it was originally developed as a medicine, just like Coke Cola. Soft drinks came around later- like in prohibition times.

Copperhead311th
01-14-2008, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Copperhead311th:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to go fishing every spring in Alabama on the Tennesee river. And I tried grits many times, never like the stuff. One of the most bland and tasteless foods ever know to man. I know they make grits from corn ( which they probably get from Indiana ) but it tastes like it's made from ground up cardboard or paper.

That's because you probably didn't cook anything in it. I remember it could be made with a big dollop of bacon grease in it. It can be made with pieces of fatback and squirrel meat in it. After cooking, it can be poured into a Bama jelly glass that was greased with bacon fat, and then put into the refrigerator to solidify. The next morning, the glass is struck on the bottom to cause the grits to pop out. The resulting slug is then sliced into sections to be fried in bacon grease. This dish goes well with bacon and fried eggs that were also cooked in bacon grease. If you are in a hurry, you can use a big dollop of butter and ground pepper to flavor it. Don't forget that grits can be accompanied by biscuits and gravy that was cooked with bacon grease.

I'm glad that I left Texas when I did, because I probably would've been 400 lbs and dead as he!! from all of that fat.

I have to say that I would've croaked with a big smile on my face because as unhealthy as that stuff was, it sure tasted good.

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yeah but you never forget Momma's home cooking.
your right though. plain grits are a lil bland depending on how ya cook em'. Need so serve with bacon, patty sausage, eggs, (fried or scrambled) & a mess of buscuits. Or a some good ol's red eye gravey. mmmmmm damn it's 2 am here. and now i'm thinking that it might just be late enough to get a good booth at the Waffle House and miss the pub hopper crowd that are piling in there after a night of drinking. hmmmmmm </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Ha Ha!! The Waffle House is where I got a lot of grits, because my fishing guide liked to stop in there in the morning before we fished. Brings back some memories for sure. I wonder how my old fishing guide is doing or even if he's still alive. What a great old southern gent! But anyway, where would the southern states be without their cherished Waffle Houses?? In a world of hurt I'd guess. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol The good ol Awful Waffel. what we call em. the last place in the us going west you'll find one is in Aroura Colorado. At least 11 years ago. my be some further west. but when i lived in the Denver metro area..if i wanted good home cookin southern style that's where i had to go to get it.
As for Fishin' in Bama. hell comon down. i'll take yas over to Lake Eufaula the bass capital of the south. Or down to my lil honey hole lake Jackson. We'll catch us a mess and kill a few cold ones and fry up a nice super. lol

and that's an open invatation to just about anybody. When ya cross the state line in to Heaven (bama) look me up.

Copperhead311th
01-14-2008, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by HerrGraf:
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Anyway ... yuck.. Dr Pepper was not exactly my favorite: very artificial taste with a lot of "mandel essence" (dont know the english word). Really bad but I think my daughter didnt think it was so bad (5 1/2 years)

For those who are curious, Dr.Peppers secret ingrediant is prune juice. I believe that it was originally developed as a medicine, just like Coke Cola. Soft drinks came around later- like in prohibition times.

that's right. and they used to have it in there advertising that you should drink Dr. Pepper every day @ 10, 2 & 4. Matter fact it was on the bottle for years.

i used to drink Dr. peper like crazy when i was a kid. but nothing in the world beats an RC Cola & a Moon Pie. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif for those outside the us RC= Royal Crown Cola. can't find them just anywhere anymore.

DrHerb
01-14-2008, 08:23 PM
RC Cola is findable in the great white north city that is Montreal. You gotta look in the small depanneurs (corner stores) to find it tho

M_Gunz
01-15-2008, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by mortoma:
I used to go fishing every spring in Alabama on the Tennesee river. And I tried grits many times, never like the stuff. One of the most bland and tasteless foods ever know to man. I know they make grits from corn ( which they probably get from Indiana ) but it tastes like it's made from ground up cardboard or paper.

You forgot the hotsauce is why.

M_Gunz
01-15-2008, 07:10 AM
For the Brits, I don't think that root beer will go real well with a curry but you could try.


Once again, you can get Root beer in Britain:
Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Selfridges all have Root Beer. (http://ask.metafilter.com/55814/I-Need-Root-Beer)

mortoma
01-15-2008, 10:56 AM
As a kid there was a brand of commercially bottled and canned root beer called "Hires" and I wonder so much if it's still around I am headed to google and wiki right now. Plus, I want to see if we can get 7 pages on a topic like this!!

Cajun76
01-15-2008, 11:19 AM
Before I was retired, I used to pick this up at the Commissary.

http://www.hanksbeverages.net/classics.php

Good stuff, the Black Cherry makes an excellent float. The Root Beer is also very fine. I gotta save up for it now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

jadger
01-15-2008, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
As a kid there was a brand of commercially bottled and canned root beer called "Hires" and I wonder so much if it's still around I am headed to google and wiki right now. Plus, I want to see if we can get 7 pages on a topic like this!!

it's still around, in canada atleast

HerrGraf
01-15-2008, 09:03 PM
I remember Hires sodas too. The strangest name brand Root Beer that I have found is called Rat Ba*tard Root Beer. It is sold in a deli up in Covina. This particular establishment carries a selection of unusual sodas.



Any political party that is older than its oldest living member should be disbanded and its leadership arrested for corruption.

Copperhead311th
01-15-2008, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by HerrGraf:
I remember Hires sodas too. The strangest name brand Root Beer that I have found is called Rat Ba*tard Root Beer. It is sold in a deli up in Covina. This particular establishment carries a selection of unusual sodas.

Unusual is cool. for soemthing out of the ordinary every so often i'll grab a Jones Soda. Sour Apple Flavor.

those are soo good.
Any political party that is older than its oldest living member should be disbanded and its leadership arrested for corruption.