originally posted by: lakenheath24
a reply to: dug88
Dang, I need to check my genes cuz I love me some watermelon and BBQ roadkill and I am white as Vanilla Ice.
that is because this whole thing about soul food
, ie black person food, is it's self racist. what it really is is regional
was eaten by pretty much everyone. not based on race, but on how much money they had. all these things we see mentioned like fried okcra, collared
greens, beans, fried chicken, watermellon etc, was food eaten by pretty much those without much money in parts of the south, be they black, or white.
my family is white from the hills of Kentuckey, and guess what. those so called black, soul foods, are what they ate. and those are all considered
good old home foods to my family.
in fact i have to say fried foods is not even a reginal thing from the US, forget about a black thing. they seem to fry almost everything in Asia. and
even things like pork rinds are very common. yet another fried food most consider to be either black soul food, or southern US food. not to mention
things like okra, watermelon, eating the leaves of many plants rather like collard greens is. all things eaten widely in at least parts of Asia.
seriously FOOD anywhere in the world is made up of foods from many cultures around the world. even foods we consider country staples
country is well noted for in many cases has major influence from far away countries. for example what the heck did they eat in Italy before they found
China? Italy is known for pasta. so many dishes made with different varieties of pasta. you think regional food from Italy, and you will almost
certainly think pasta. and yet that pasta actually is something they got from the Chinese. everyone seems to have taken food they liked from
everywhere else, and adopted it themselves. even more fun is regional foods in North America we like to think of as foods from other countries, like
Chinese food. yet for the most part the Chinese
food you find in the US or Canada, bears almost no resemblance to actual Chinese food found in
China (and i prefer the North American version of Chinese food myself). and pizza which is thought of as Italian food, bears little resemblance to
pizza found in Italy.
as for thsoe white people
foods mentioned in the OP, i would not call them white food
, i would call them fad foods
. i guess if i
was feeling a bit biased i might even refer to them as SJW foods. not something i would eat myself. because as far as i'm concerned those foods are
crap. and an awful lot of white people i know won't touch that crap either.