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Message 1299965 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 22:24:23 UTC

I don't have all the answers by a lot so where does the carrot come from?

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Message 1299969 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 22:33:31 UTC

The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus, Etymology: from Late Latin carōta, from Greek καρότον karōton, originally from the Indo-European root ker- (horn), due to its horn-like shape) is a root vegetable. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot.


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Message 1299974 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 22:38:06 UTC - in response to Message 1299969.

Very good, how about sweet potato ?

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Message 1299985 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 22:59:12 UTC - in response to Message 1299974.

Very good, how about sweet potato ?

Someplace in Central or South America. The potato was clearly from South America
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Message 1300050 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 1:43:24 UTC

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are an important root vegetable.[1][2] The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. Of the approximately 50 genera and more than 1,000 species of Convolvulaceae, I. batatas is the only crop plant of major importance—some others are used locally, but many are actually poisonous. The sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato (Solanum tuberosum).

The center of origin and domestication of sweet potato is thought to be either in Central America or South America.[6] In Central America, sweet potatoes were domesticated at least 5,000 years ago.[7]

In South America, Peruvian sweet potato remnants dating as far back as 8000 BC have been found.[8]





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Message 1300117 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 5:09:40 UTC

Ok, who invented the hamburger and why is not ham in it?

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Message 1300120 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 5:16:34 UTC
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This might be a hard one to really pin point being so wide it's use and that is chickens


but your right about sweet potatoes, these days they are grown in almost every country. Big time in Africa

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Message 1300129 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 5:53:07 UTC
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Ok, who invented the hamburger and why is not ham in it?

Ok I heard many stories on this one, one was the Germans, another was in N.Y.C. and a few others so I really don't know what to believe. I think the ham was for the fat though and something I'm not supposed to be eating. One Burger 20 pound gain. LOL

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Message 1300174 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 11:05:12 UTC

The hamburger; a ground beef patty between two slices of bread, was first created in America around 1890. Its origins remain unclear, with claims of its invention by Charlie Nagreen, Frank and Charles Menches, Oscar Weber Bilby, Louis Lasson and Fletcher David. White Castle traces the origin of the hamburger to Hamburg, Germany with its invention by Otto Kuase. However, it gained national recognition at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair when the New York Tribune namelessly attributed the hamburger as, "the innovation of a food vendor on the pike." No conclusive claim has ever been made to end the dispute over the inventor of the hamburger with a variety of claims and evidence asserted since its creation.


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Message 1300299 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 18:21:08 UTC - in response to Message 1300174.

It sure stood up to expectation, Burgers sold on every corner these days.


I think Hot Dogs are up for grabs too the same way.

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Message 1300312 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 18:40:55 UTC

I know one thing, French fries don't originate from France but from Belgium. So they should've been called Belgian fries!
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Message 1300325 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 19:10:38 UTC

Once in a posh restaurant I was asked if I wanted French Fries as a side dish. I said "No, but I'll have a plate of chips!" The waiter was not impressed, his problem not mine. :-)

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Message 1300338 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 19:50:16 UTC - in response to Message 1300325.

IIRC from my short time in Germany they also refer to french fries as pomme frits
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Message 1300340 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 19:52:53 UTC

I think you're right!

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Message 1300341 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 19:54:10 UTC - in response to Message 1300338.

IIRC from my short time in Germany they also refer to french fries as pomme frits


French fries is never called that here in Sweden. It's always called Pommes Frites.

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Message 1300345 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 19:58:10 UTC

To be honest, French fries or whatever you call them are just skinny chips!

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Message 1300362 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 21:16:02 UTC

and nowhere near as good as a decent bag of chip shop chips after closing time (warped in a three day old copy of a tabloid newspaper...)

(broadsheet papers are too big, unless you are getting a family sized bag of chips...)
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Message 1300364 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 21:26:07 UTC

and nowhere near as good as a decent bag of chip shop chips after closing time (warped in a three day old copy of a tabloid newspaper...)

Spot on old chap, a man after my own heart. Love the Freudian slip though

warped in a three day old copy of a tabloid newspaper

:-))) Then again ....

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Message 1300372 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 21:51:12 UTC - in response to Message 1300345.
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To be honest, French fries or whatever you call them are just skinny chips!


Of course over there in the UK You'd call fries, chips, problem is We have something called 'potato chips', some have ridges, some are in a can, but most are in the bag... Some are baked and some are deep fried similar to chips in the UK briefly in a vat of hot vegetable oil of some sort. I don't buy these chips as they stick to My teeth, sometimes I might buy corn chips though, but not in more than 6 months have I done that.
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Message 1300442 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 5:25:06 UTC

I know one thing, French fries don't originate from France but from Belgium. So they should've been called Belgian fries!

I bet the waffles sure did.

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