I talked and blogged and blogged and talked about that before.
So maybe I’m repeating myself.
But it’s far too unimportant.
Just what can be considered to be typical american food? I always thought hamburgers and colas.
I was totally wrong. Why? Because hamburgers and colas lack the *real* american flavours: root beer, peanuts and cinnamon.
I can’t drink root beer. I don’t know anybody from Europe who actually likes root beer. It tastes like mouthwash. I get a rinse-and-spit reflex as soon as I try to swallow the stuff. Your ancestors had to make a long and hard treck to the west, so I can understand why they wanted to make drinks out of everything they could possibly get their hands on… for example roots… but I… no… no…
Oh boy! I’m too central european for peanuts. I dig hazelnuts. Hazelnuts!! The US just drown in peanuts!!
Cinnamon. There’s even cinnamon tic-tacs and bubble gum. Strange. But I think I can handle the cinnamon. I come from Vienna, the pastry capital of the world, so I should be able to tell the good pastry from the bad. I have to admit I fell in love with ‘Cinnabon’. This so-called pastry consists of 50% cinnamon-flavoured high fructose corn syrup and 50% fat. But I like it.
(Cinnabon, before entering my bloodstream via digestion.)
(Cinnabon, after entering my bloodstream via digestion.)