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I've loved radio since I was a kid and consider myself extremely lucky to get paid to do it. I'm a 2002 graduate of the DC campus of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, I play several musical instruments and write books for fun. And I'm a huge fan of the Philly teams: the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers. 
 
 
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American Cuisine, Part 1

by JD posted Apr 2 2014 12:20AM
Here is an article I stumbled across regarding American foods disliked by foreigners. Some of them I knew about already, like peanut butter and jelly. To be honest I don't care much for jelly myself... I prefer my peanut butter sandwiches be all peanut butter, but hey, that's my opinion. I'll spread some grape jelly on my toast on occasion, but other than that I have little use for it. 

But biscuits and gravy, well that's a whole other story. Being from Philly, I didn't get much (or any) exposure to Southern foods in my home. I discovered biscuits and gravy as an adult, and let me tell you, I love it. Grits, too. I had grits for the first time only a few years back, and it left me feeling empty and sorrowful for having missed out on it my whole life. 

A few others baffled me, though. I've heard before from Europeans that American bread tastes sweet. I really don't understand that. Maybe because I grew up with it. But it doesn't taste sweet to me. 

This is the first in a series of entries I'll be doing about what we eat. Cheers. 
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