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Message 1305306 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 8:17:07 UTC - in response to Message 1305286.
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How long have the Italians been using tomatoes in their cooking?

That started around 1492, but didn't really get going until the 18th Century according to the wiki at least...


He's right on that one. Potatoes, tomatoes and think corn too. had a very slow starting but look at them today.
Look at how many kinds of potatoes their are now. almost 500 kinds of tomatoes, and how many selects of corn and all started with a boat ride.

Corn (maize) is a new world plant. The native Americans of New Mexico had a diet that consisted of corn, beans, squash, and hunted meat (mostly deer). Other native Americans had somewhat different diets. One tribe that I read about in California had learned how to treat acorns so that they were edible. Acorns are really not good for you long term, however, soaking acorn meal leaches the chemicals that are not good for you out.

Corn was a staple throughout the Americas North of the equatorial Rain Forest and south of the someplace in Canada. It was first cultivated someplace in Mexico from Teosinte. (Yes this is from memory. I took a few anthropology courses as electives in college).


without diving into your wiki vw where did the Venus fly trap come from?

I didn't mention that, so I have no idea what you're mumbling about...


it's a plant that traps flys. from NC only place in the country.

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Message 1305348 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 13:06:49 UTC

Apparently also in Florida and NJ.

Although it has been successfully transplanted and grown in many locales around the world, it is found natively only in North and South Carolina in the United States, specifically within a 60-mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. One such place is North Carolina's Green Swamp. There also appears to be a naturalized population of Venus Flytraps in northern Florida as well as populations in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

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Message 1305413 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 17:37:39 UTC - in response to Message 1305348.

Apparently also in Florida and NJ.

Although it has been successfully transplanted and grown in many locales around the world, it is found natively only in North and South Carolina in the United States, specifically within a 60-mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. One such place is North Carolina's Green Swamp. There also appears to be a naturalized population of Venus Flytraps in northern Florida as well as populations in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.


I had one once but it didn't live that long.

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Message 1305424 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 18:00:30 UTC

They never do, we've had loads.

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Message 1305441 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 18:22:15 UTC - in response to Message 1305424.

They never do, we've had loads.




Then I don't feel so bad. Air plants were another touchy one too.

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Message 1305546 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 21:12:58 UTC - in response to Message 1305441.

They were a fad here in the '80s died out quite quickly.(About the same time as cabbage patch dolls)
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Message 1305561 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 21:50:21 UTC

Yep they both did!

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Message 1305615 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 23:26:51 UTC - in response to Message 1305561.

Yep they both did!



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Message 1305808 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 19:59:24 UTC

I'm thinking about African food. I don't think we have any restaurants over here with African food. African shops we have, but they hardly sell any food there...
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Message 1305810 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 20:05:24 UTC - in response to Message 1305808.

I'm thinking about African food. I don't think we have any restaurants over here with African food. African shops we have, but they hardly sell any food there...


funny you should say that, I can't recall having anything African.

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Message 1305902 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 23:33:39 UTC
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We do not have one in Stockton, but they do in Sacramento. When I was twelve going on thirteen, I visited Tunisia. The accomodations were Stone Huts and dinner was Couscous and some type of meat. That was a true finger food meal.
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Message 1306096 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 14:20:29 UTC

Couscous is a Maghrebian dish of semolina traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughout Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya. Couscous was elected as the third favorite dish of French people in 2011 in a study by TNS Sofres for magazine Vie Pratique Gourmand.


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Message 1306161 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 18:47:42 UTC

Made some couscous last weekend with chicken and wok vegetables. Must say the kids loved it.
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Message 1306204 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 20:40:22 UTC - in response to Message 1306096.

Couscous is a Maghrebian dish of semolina traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughout Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya. Couscous was elected as the third favorite dish of French people in 2011 in a study by TNS Sofres for magazine Vie Pratique Gourmand.



Boy that looks good bar none.

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Message 1306208 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 20:56:31 UTC - in response to Message 1306161.
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Made some couscous last weekend with chicken and wok vegetables. Must say the kids loved it.


I'm sure, I like it too. I have had it in many ways but it's a good standby when your feeding the kids. (well that was 45 years ago now) :) I had a lot of fun with a wok and made a lot in the back yard because it was a flame thrower. LOL

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Message 1306433 - Posted: 15 Nov 2012, 14:04:40 UTC - in response to Message 1306208.
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Made some couscous last weekend with chicken and wok vegetables. Must say the kids loved it.


I'm sure, I like it too. I have had it in many ways but it's a good standby when your feeding the kids. (well that was 45 years ago now) :) I had a lot of fun with a wok and made a lot in the back yard because it was a flame thrower. LOL


Mac and Cheese or chili Mac were both a big hit with my kids. I myself still like it.

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Message 1306516 - Posted: 15 Nov 2012, 19:03:05 UTC - in response to Message 1306433.

Made some couscous last weekend with chicken and wok vegetables. Must say the kids loved it.


I'm sure, I like it too. I have had it in many ways but it's a good standby when your feeding the kids. (well that was 45 years ago now) :) I had a lot of fun with a wok and made a lot in the back yard because it was a flame thrower. LOL


Mac and Cheese or chili Mac were both a big hit with my kids. I myself still like it.



I must say my kids like a lot of stuff, especially my youngest. They don't like spicy and Mexican food though.
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Message 1306534 - Posted: 15 Nov 2012, 19:24:03 UTC - in response to Message 1306516.

Made some couscous last weekend with chicken and wok vegetables. Must say the kids loved it.


I'm sure, I like it too. I have had it in many ways but it's a good standby when your feeding the kids. (well that was 45 years ago now) :) I had a lot of fun with a wok and made a lot in the back yard because it was a flame thrower. LOL


Mac and Cheese or chili Mac were both a big hit with my kids. I myself still like it.



I must say my kids like a lot of stuff, especially my youngest. They don't like spicy and Mexican food though.

My Mother said eat a bit at a time and to blow on the amount one has on their fork or spoon to cool off the food, it works. There is nothing wrong with Mexican food, I could think of food that they'd never eat, like a "bug"...
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Message 1306555 - Posted: 15 Nov 2012, 20:15:16 UTC - in response to Message 1306534.

Made some couscous last weekend with chicken and wok vegetables. Must say the kids loved it.


I'm sure, I like it too. I have had it in many ways but it's a good standby when your feeding the kids. (well that was 45 years ago now) :) I had a lot of fun with a wok and made a lot in the back yard because it was a flame thrower. LOL


Mac and Cheese or chili Mac were both a big hit with my kids. I myself still like it.



I must say my kids like a lot of stuff, especially my youngest. They don't like spicy and Mexican food though.

My Mother said eat a bit at a time and to blow on the amount one has on their fork or spoon to cool off the food, it works. There is nothing wrong with Mexican food, I could think of food that they'd never eat, like a "bug"...


Mexican food I love big time, that is my number one choice of any foods. Hot or not I'll eat it.

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Message 1306859 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 18:35:16 UTC - in response to Message 1306555.

Made some couscous last weekend with chicken and wok vegetables. Must say the kids loved it.


I'm sure, I like it too. I have had it in many ways but it's a good standby when your feeding the kids. (well that was 45 years ago now) :) I had a lot of fun with a wok and made a lot in the back yard because it was a flame thrower. LOL


Mac and Cheese or chili Mac were both a big hit with my kids. I myself still like it.



I must say my kids like a lot of stuff, especially my youngest. They don't like spicy and Mexican food though.

My Mother said eat a bit at a time and to blow on the amount one has on their fork or spoon to cool off the food, it works. There is nothing wrong with Mexican food, I could think of food that they'd never eat, like a "bug"...


Mexican food I love big time, that is my number one choice of any foods. Hot or not I'll eat it.


Me too. There's a great Mexican place in Brussels. I once went there with some colleagues of mine. Can't cook it at home though due to the children:(

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