posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 10:10 PM
Originally posted by TBR47
from the age of about 2 i have drank tea and drink around 10-15 cups a day now.could genetics and DNA have registered in the gene pool,that makes all
Brits binge on cups of tea.i once read an article saying that African people love chicken so much because its wired into them.if you dig around an
ancient African site you will be sure to find millions of chicken bones,as that was there main source of food,and black people today cant resist
chicken.could this be the same principle as to why Brits love tea.
These things are cultural. Brits have been raised on tea since the British East India Company started bringing it over. Tea trade was the key to
British domination of India, it gave financial impetus to that conquest so tea consumption was constantly promoted.
Black Americans came to eat chicken as a staple of their diet because it was a very inexpensive and easy to raise source of protein in the American
South. Even on a small plot of land, with little money a black family could have enough chickens to survive. Fried chicken is really a Southern
dish, it was just about as popular among poor Southern whites as blacks. Since most American blacks are either from the South or have their ancestral
roots in the South, the dish persisted as popular, even after millions of them came North for better job opportunities (this happened in earnest with
the rise of the car industry, especially, as Ford and other automakers had very equal employment practices, way ahead of the curve in this respect --
a black man could make the same as a white man for the same job at a company like Ford, which was very rare at the time). So black culture, whether
in the North or South, still has its roots in the South and along with that comes a common taste for fried chicken.
In Mexico the taste is for spicy dishes. But that taste has become common throughout the U.S. to the point that salsa is now the most popular
condiment in the country, having surpassed ketchup and mustard some years ago. 25 or 30 years ago the thought of that happening would have been
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