Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not exactly a cure for world hunger

World hunger is an issue that should be on the mind of everyone able to sit down at a table and share a meal with family or friend. Food wasting is something that bothers the life out of me and I do my best to teach my boys about chucking out good grub after their wee bellies are full, because we all remember our grannies barking about "Your eyes are bigger than your belly."

That being said I am ashamed to say that yesterday I wasted food, I turfed away something that could have fed someone with a less formidable palate. As my defense will be presented, you the reader will observe an American gourmet tradition that confuses even the most steel gutted Scotsman and would probably turn the stomach of a Dundee dock worker or maybe it's just me.


While visiting the In-Laws at their condo the wife aka Mrs. Sausage took her parents to the store for a few groceries and the lads and I decided to stay behind and head for the pool. After our aqua activities were over we decided to raid the fridge and to our shock and dismay we found this culinary bastard staring back at us...be afraid...be very afraid. Or maybe it's just me.

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Halved pears with mayonnaise and cheddar cheese!!!


Is there a McDonald's near here?
 
The aforementioned delicacy is a so called southern tradition but one that this Scot just can't wrap his mind around. Being Scottish I have happily embraced some of the planet's most intriguing belly busters such as: Haggis, black pudding, tripe, whelks, Scotch eggs, Tannadice pies and other non traditional staples that have kept many a Scot satisfied over the centuries. 
Once while in North Carolina I even ate something for breakfast called "Liver mush" and as a rule I don't turn my nose up at any food, I believe in trying it once then deciding if I will eat it again once it has hit the belly and hopefully stayed in place. This is the exception.

As some of you know from earlier blogs I have a brand new teenager in the house and I bet him $5 if he could eat just one of the cheesy-mayo-pear thingies. Being a wee bit strapped for cash, the wean took the bet and proceeded to go all out on said delicacy......

So after we cleaned up his vomit and the $5 was safe in my pocket I decided to look up this epicurean phenomenon on the web and to my surprise and utter shock there it was -
1,050,000 results for PEAR WITH MAYONNAISE AND CHEDDAR CHEESE.
Just goes to show what the hell I know!
As far as the feeding the starving children of the world goes, my guess is that they would rather eat dirt or maybe it's my unsophisticated Dundee palate
who knows......

Now here is what every good Scottish lad needs to grow up strong and healthy
Pie and beans...can't be beat
















Scotch Egg because what does mother nature know anyway
























This is not a burnt burger folks.... it's black pudding and it rocks.
























I made the wife taste it before I told her what was in it. My black eye hurt for days



















The best reason to visit Forfar


















Plate? no thanks.. salt and vinegar? yes please.


29 comments:

  1. Pear, mayonnaise and cheese!!!!!!!, wrong, wrong, wrong..........wrong!

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  2. Lurker - you are right, right...right

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  3. at first glance, they looked like fried potato skins, with sour cream and cheddar cheese. the only thing missing? BACON and onions.

    i have never heard of this muck. blechhh...

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    1. Aye muck indeed...bring on the bacon

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  4. Give me the pears rather than haggis and black pudding any day of the week.

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  5. Its each to their own I suppose. I would leave the pears, mayonnaise and cheese for some one else to try. I was persuaded to try Apple Pie with a slice of cheese once, but I didn't get what the big deal was.

    I had plenty of sausages and baked beans growing up without any ill effect, but for some reason add some Mexican varieties to my diet and I don't leave the bathroom for 3 days.

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    1. Oh, I know. I am starting to think you're having an affair with Miss Toilet.

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    2. I also tried the apple pie with cheese and was very confused.
      Sounds like the wife is on tae you..

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  6. I like cheese with an apple (but not apple pie) and while I will try almost anything once, I've not had the opportunity to try haggis or blood pudding. I refuse to eat liver. Had to lots as a kid, and as an adult it has never crossed my lips! The cheese and mayo on pears? I'd give it a try. I've had stranger concoctions. ;-)

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    1. I was always the same about trying everything but this one turned my belly upon the mere sight....old age I guess

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  7. nope, never, sorry, not around here in GEORGIA, sugar! LOL xoxoxoxo

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    1. Savannah - all my years in Atlanta I was not prepared for this so called Southern concoction...although I have eaten at the Varsity many times.

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  8. If the pears had been prepared in a more delicate way and the cheese maybe melted I might actually try it, but it was just done lazily.

    My Scotch eggs are awesome. But then again, I have nothing (or no one) to compare them to, I think I like it that way.

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    1. You have my address so get one in the mail today:)

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  9. Oh, that's nasty. It reminds me of my new favorite "you're so fat" joke:

    You're so fat you put mayonnaise on aspirin.

    On a serious note, if you walked through Manhattan late at night and saw the amount of food in garbage bags outside of restaurants waiting to be picked up by trash collectors, you'd weep.

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    1. I remember that from walking around Lexington and 5th ave about midnight and watching the bags being turfed..
      aspirin with mayo sounds like a viable alternative to the above choice.

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  10. I clearly have a lot to learn about culinary sophistication!! Being a Yorkshire lass it has to be Yorkshire puds and all the trimmings. I do however like black pudding with my full breakfast.

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    1. I agree who could turn down a bit of blood sausage with eggs first thing in the morning?
      cheers...

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  11. Really doesn't sound that bad to me. But then I'll eat liver just fine. My mom used to tell me about starving children in China but I could never convince her to mail it to them. Some of the baking she did could have been dropped on them from a plane and it would have killed them. In Colorado there was a law that said you could not order apple pie without ice cream or cheese.

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    1. Mums and their starving kids defense have been around since time immemorial, apple pie with ice cream sounds damn good but the cheese!!! wtf
      cheers...

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  12. WHAT?!!!

    I'm willing to try half of what you've pictured up there. You will never, however, get me to try the liver mush...

    Pearl

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    1. Not even after a few margaritas?

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  13. Cockburns in Inverness make black puddings and haggis to die for!

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    1. I once forgot to put sunscreen on while on a nude beach...

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  14. Sounds like something the missus would've thrown together when she was 'up the duff'. Pregnant women eat some weird stuff. Yer other pictures, on the other hand, had me slavering aw ower ma keyboard...fish supper the night I think.

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  15. Your post is beautiful! follow each other?:X

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