Midwest General

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Why is our food superior to the rest of the country?

has it's own identity
uses some of the best cheeses in the world
meat is local as its usually hunted
hearty for those cold winters
often eaten as group that bonds us together

Why can't the rest compete?

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massdebater
massdebater

Who /Wisconsin/ here?
tfw said that I dislike Spotted Cow and people looked at me funny

Inmate
Inmate

@SomethingNew
tfw deli on every corner
goddamn i love chicago

Techpill
Techpill

@SomethingNew
b-b-but at least us coastalcucks have a sushi/ramen/pho/asianmeme joint every twenty feet!!!

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

has it's own identity
Yeah, just like every other cuisine. No shit.

uses some of the best cheeses in the world
Can't argue with that.

meat is local as its usually hunted
Maybe a little more often than most, but most of the meat I eat is from the grocery store.

hearty for those cold winters
Bullshit word, "hearty".

often eaten as group that bonds us together
What? Are you implying that people outside of the Midwest don't eat together? Do you drink well water that gets a lot of pesticide runoff from the corn fields?

iluvmen
iluvmen

Anything can be a casserole if you try hard enough.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@SomethingNew
I like both, why can't we all just get along?

t. Californian

Firespawn
Firespawn

@massdebater
MN here. I work near the border and find it amusing how many people will drive 20-40min to Hudson just to buy that mediocre beer. New Glarus makes some great brews, but Spotted Cow is not one of them.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

b-b-b-ut m-m-muh N-n-new york style p-p-pizza
Yes we're all impressed by your poverty bread
with tomato jam lmao, neva been done befo.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Sharpcharm
because California is a fucking tumor
t. Pennsylvanian who lives in California

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@massdebater
Madison reporting. Have you tried this yet?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@SomethingNew
@Inmate
chicago thin crust is the true kino

happy_sad
happy_sad

@SomethingNew
has it's own identity
uses some of the best meats and sauces in the nation
meat is local because we breed and grow it ourselves
no need for winter, so we can enjoy this quality year-round
eaten at tables bigger than your state
get fucked, you flyover cunt. love, Tejas

Bidwell
Bidwell

@happy_sad
barbeque
a french translation of an arawak word
'it's our identity'

hairygrape
hairygrape

cornfuckers believe this unironically

The insecurity, the butthurt KEK

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Bidwell
the name's foreign, that means it doesn't count!
not an argument

Techpill
Techpill

@Gigastrength
Tejas
Spanish word used by spics to claim your land
'it's our identity'

Methshot
Methshot

@Techpill
not
an
argument

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Methshot
import cattle import horses import mexicans import white people import all the words you use in day to day life import your politics import everything but the oil you pump from the ground
'it's our identity'

Emberburn
Emberburn

@happy_sad
You know you're part of the Midwest right?

Evilember
Evilember

@Emberburn
Shh, let the texas pretend he's people.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Burnblaze
import cattle & horses
wrong, sweetie
@Evilember
still not an argument
@Emberburn
fuck no, texas is strictly southwest

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Flameblow
Texas
middle of the nation
west from the original 13 colonies

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Flameblow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbian_Exchange#Livestock

Full retard

horses are NATIVE TO TEXAS! NATIVE!!!

Is this what texans tell themselves?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Flameblow
touching the mexican border
all the criteria i need, and besides, i dom't want to be associated with Cornfucker McPoutine here
@VisualMaster
we made horses and cattle better. thanks for proving my point.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@StrangeWizard
THEY'RE NATIVE! NATTTIVE!

This is what texas tell themselves. LOL! enjoy your turkish-pakistani import

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Nojokur
what part of
we made it better
do you not understand, cletus?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Emberburn
Russia doesn't know how regions work
Why am I not surprised?

Flameblow
Flameblow

2 flyover troglodites fighting over nothing

Both of you're cuisines are overrated and shit.

You fat fucks.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Flameblow
go get raped by ghosts you stupid coastie faggot

Booteefool
Booteefool

@SomethingNew
Tfw in Wisconsin
everything is dipped in cheese and served with potatoes
no Carolina style Barbecue brisket

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@SomethingNew
With you f.am
Casseroles for maximum reheat potential
Never have to come up with new recipes thanks to grandma's rolodex
Plenty of winter coats to cover up the ever-growing gut from poor diet

Life's great!

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Who gives a fuck?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@DeathDog
Ayy me too. Kill me

eGremlin
eGremlin

@SomethingNew
There is no "superior" food in the US, its all over-processed, toxic industrial waste assembled to resemble something eatable.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@eGremlin
Especially the ‘cheese’
It’s got wood pulp and fiber glass in it.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@happy_sad
Franklin's is overrated as fuck. Pleb.

5mileys
5mileys

@Flameblow
Texas is strictly southwest.
Only if you're talking about the southern half of the state. The north is fucking bible belt, aaaand the food gets worse.

askme
askme

@Flameblow
Moxie was invented in Massachusetts

Bidwell
Bidwell

@eGremlin
@Lord_Tryzalot
I wish you uncultured yuro memelords would just kill yourselves already

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Bidwell
I’m from Australia.
Your cheese fucking sucks.

Methshot
Methshot

@hairygrape
Confirmed for not knowing anything about actual cheese from America

Methnerd
Methnerd

@hairygrape
I bet you think all our cheese is literal plastic. That's okay, more god-tier Vermont and Wisconsin cheeses for us then ya retard.

Emberfire
Emberfire

This thread is sad.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Bidwell
At least, in Europe, we dont have HFCS, fluoridated water and laboratory created GMO's. The food over here is also way, WAY less processed compared to the US. We also have less additives to food compared to the US in addition to having low-pasteurized dairy products. I know there is tasty and good food in the US but for the most part the US food is horrifying - it really is.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Methnerd
made with pasteurized milk
Land of the free my arse.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Fuzzy_Logic
US food is like that if you shop at Walmart. Maybe go to an actual grocery store retard

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Spazyfool
There's plenty of unpasteurized cheese here. It just has to be made within the state it's sold from.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Spazyfool
Shit you really ARE retarded.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Spazyfool
amerisharts so cucked they aren’t allowed non pasteurised milk

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Skullbone
Uh, yes we are.... do you memelords even do your research?

Bidwell
Bidwell

@SomethingNew
Why is our food superior to the rest of the country?
Because we just don't give a fuck. Everyone else? Gives a fuck. Bitches and pussies.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@SomethingNew
often eaten as group that bonds us together
what did he mean by this?

Firespawn
Firespawn

american cuisine

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Firespawn
Is actually very good

girlDog
girlDog

From Kansas City here.
Our food is best. Protip: you can't get better than KC BBQ

massdebater
massdebater

@SomethingNew
meat is local as its usually hunted
Not much to hunt out on the cornfield

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Firespawn
I used to feel the same way, but as I tried more Belgian beers the subtle complexity of spotted cow really grew on me.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@massdebater
Are you retarded? There are deer and turkey fucking everywhere in those fields

Lunatick
Lunatick

@ZeroReborn
That was before GMO's. Now they're all killed off by the Roundup saturation.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Lunatick
Is that why they're constantly running through my yard now? Those Monsanto fucks

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@massdebater
Not much to hunt out on the cornfield

If the movies have taught me anything there's ghostly baseball players, daughters hiding from their abusive alchoholic fathers, and gangsters in them thar fields.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@massdebater
wisconsite
dislikes spotted cow
what is wrong with you
i used to work at a small airport and pilots from out of state would often pick up a case or two of new glarus

happy_sad
happy_sad

Your relatives made better food I guess

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

just a bunch of fucking meat and cheese

I unironically love midwestern food. Throw in some spice and pickled stuff and it's pretty much perfect.

massdebater
massdebater

@haveahappyday
Don't forget potatoes

RumChicken
RumChicken

@SomethingNew
Midwest food is just shit on top of other shit with some shit melted on top of it.

TechHater
TechHater

@RumChicken
coastalcucks think this is somehow bad

massdebater
massdebater

@SomethingNew
@Harmless_Venom
@haveahappyday
Don't listen to anyone else talking shit about the Midwest. If you like your own food and it makes you feel comfy then it has served its purpose. I know there is nothing quite like scalloped potatoes, and there is noting wrong with casseroles.

@massdebater
@Firespawn
@Stark_Naked
How is the beer in the Midwest? Is there a type of beer that people generally go for out there? I know where I live orange wheats are pretty much king.

@DeathDog
@Raving_Cute
Calls California cancerous as they admit to invading it
Calls California cancerous as he attempts to derail a thread about the Midwest to be about his hateboner

Techpill
Techpill

@massdebater
Seasonal stuff. I'm from Ohio and people often drink the seasonal Great Lakes stuff. Usually it's weaty and heavy. But shandys are popular during summer and spring.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@DeathDog
Then why did you come here?

happy_sad
happy_sad

Michigan here. Everything is great except it’s haed to get good fish

likme
likme

@massdebater
fuck you spotted cow is GOAT

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Flameblow
maine is a great example of how "coastal" and "flyover" are not actually mutually exclusive

King_Martha
King_Martha

Midwest food is basically just 2,000 calorie meals that taste half-decent.

The only identity the midwest has is that they drink fried Coke and the miniscule population they have is all morbidly obese.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@King_Martha
fried coke
That's the south brah.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@eGremlin
doesn't look any different than jap food desu

takes2long
takes2long

nobody mentioning cajun food

TechHater
TechHater

@SomethingNew
Lol the only cheese from the Midwest is factory block cheese and the only slightly better sartori brand. The west coast features many, many better creameries. Pick any style of cheese and I'll show you a superior west coast equivalent.

viagrandad
viagrandad

just moved from California to smallish town in midwest
everything is served on tasteless white bread
impossible to find food with any amount of spice
literal land whales lining up around the block at local McDonald's
restaurants regularly serve canned green beans
extremely difficult to find good ethnic foods
The food out here is objectively inferior

Inmate
Inmate

@takes2long
Not midwestern.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@viagrandad
Oh also
visit major midwestern city
go out to bars in nice area with friend
people are unironically ordering bottles of bud light
I'd never seen this before. Who orders a shitty bottle of bud light at a bar?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Emberburn
I'll do it if I'm done for the night and I'm waiting for a slow drinker to finish their drink. Gives me something to hold, and make drinking motions, but I don't lose any real money if I leave it half finished, and if I do finish it I don't get any drunker than I already am

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Emberburn
Virtually every whitetrash in the south. Driving along any road it's by far the largest volume of litter other than fundamentalist bible tracts.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@LuckyDusty
This I can see. I live in a popular party college town and this is our version of a designated driver.

girlDog
girlDog

@viagrandad
Extremely difficult to find good ethnic foods

M8 is there any non chain Mexican joint around there? Midwest has some good ass authentic mexican places if you know where to look.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Emberburn
Texas
Midwest
Yeah and Florida is west coast.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@girlDog
Unfortunately no. I actually had some pretty good Mexican food when I visited Memphis, so I believe you. Nothing can top the 24/7 access to top-tier Mexican food that can be found in Southern California tho

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

As a wise man from a thread not long ago said, the tenderloin is Indiana's.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@StrangeWizard
I've never been to the West Coast. How is the food out there forreal? I've always appreciated a good, hot, cheap meal like I get at the mom and pop places around here.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@kizzmybutt
Depends where you are, but for the most part very good with lots of different options. It can be pricey, but Mexican is always the go to if you want something cheap and filling. I miss burritos badly. This meme @Techpill
is actually pretty spot on. You're more likely to find a $15 Poke place or organic burger joint that serves "real sugar" soda than you are the type of mom and pop place that I think you're talking about, but again depends where you are. There's a big microbrew scene too in most majors cities put west which isn't my thing but its pretty popular. I think the biggest difference I've noticed is just fewer options where I am (lots of bar/grill fried food), but that's probably also because I moved from a major city to a smaller town

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Garbage Can Lid
Fair food frequently; like funnel-cake and sometimes taffy. Oh do I miss the water-gun games, dart throwing, box or hammer hitting, and roller-coaster-like BS. And the fishing for pets.

farquit
farquit

@massdebater
Not wisconsin, but I take regulars drive up there from Chicago to get me my cheese and spotted cow. Mars cheese castle is only like 40 minutes away from me.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@CouchChiller
Yeah Mom and Pop places here in my town are just that. Granddad opened the place and that's his grandson working the grill with grandma's recipes type of stuff. It's not meant to be a business gimmick just they want to run the family business in peace.

There's only like four restaurants in town and three of them are mom/pop styled.

A Mexican joint called Best Burrito
More of a chicken shack called Donna's Diner
And a breakfast/dinner diner that has a second location the next town over.

Shit is good and you can always go over to KC since it's a short drive for all your BBQ restaurants like Jack Stack and Gates

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Reminder of where the midwest actually is.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@TurtleCat
Really? Ohio?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@CodeBuns
what else would it be? Northeast?

farquit
farquit

@TurtleCat
Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois belong in the Hell section. California, Louisiana, and Florida belong in the 'Fall into the Ocean' section.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@TurtleCat
If you don't border a Great Lake, you are not the midwest. Except Iowa, they kind of count

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Raving_Cute
Ohio is a weird no man's land taking all of the worst features of the Midwest, the south and the northeast

w8t4u
w8t4u

The midwest just seems kinda dull desu.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@hairygrape
@Fuzzy_Logic
@Firespawn

FastChef
FastChef

@TechHater
coastalcucks have an actual culture outside of farming

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@happy_sad
there's only one Stanford

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@massdebater
@Firespawn
@farquit
New Glarus beer
Not drinking superior Moon Man

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@viagrandad
Missouri is not midwest? Literally how much more "middle" and "west" can you get besides Kansas?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Raving_Cute
Not true. I sell raw milk across state borders and all the way to Hong Kong.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Need_TLC
Missouri is complicated. St. Louis is pretty midwestern, Kansas City is a great plains city, and the rest of the state is basically the south

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Need_TLC
Culturally it's pretty southern. I could give you a history lesson on why but let's not.

massdebater
massdebater

@massdebater
Nebraska here. Have had spotted cow and agree, it's not the best beer in the world like some people make it out to be.

Also Midwestern food to me really doesn't seem to be a category at all. Most of our stuff is influenced by eastern Europe where blandness reigns supreme but we just don't have a strong food identity other than
muh meat and potaters

Techpill
Techpill

@happy_sad
Basically, if your area isn't historically catholic and lutheran, you are not the midwest

TreeEater
TreeEater

@viagrandad
You're confusing midwest with great Lakes region you miserable fuck.

But you can have Iowa

SniperGod
SniperGod

@TreeEater
The Great Lakes region is the midwest, besides New York, but upstate New York is culturally quite similar

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@happy_sad
Well I live here I know exactly which parts are Midwest and which parts are southern. Missouri is historically a pretty important state though that's what I love about it.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@SniperGod
The Great Lakes region is the midwest

Bidwell
Bidwell

@AwesomeTucker
Missouri is historically a pretty important state
How so?

Techpill
Techpill

@Illusionz
um yeah, it is

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Bidwell
The historically important stuff is centered around like the wars and slavery and westward expansions so mostly during the 1800s. Plus we got KCMO because of Missouri which is one of the most important cities for global trade.

Also, home of Annheuser-Busch and Boulevard beer which is pretty damn important.

There's lots of reasons Missouri is important if I'm honest but it would take forever to list all the reasons why. Personally, I find the history very interesting especially with all the border war stuff and the rise of Kansas City to being the place it is today. I really suggest you all read up on it.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Soft_member
Also, home of Annheuser-Busch
but their real home is in Belgium, and they are owned by a bunch of brazilian bankers

How is being home to AB anything but an embarrassment?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@cum2soon
south

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Gigastrength
Well like their beer or not they're the largest brewing company in America.

That being said there's plenty of reason to be proud to be from Missouri
Hallmark, Harry Truman, Mark Twain, waffle cones and even sliced bread all came from here.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@massdebater
apparently hogs are destroying Texas farms as we speak

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Soft_member
kansas city
one of the most important cities for global trade
wut

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Stark_Naked
Well like their beer or not they're the largest brewing company in America.
They are definitely not an American brewing company though

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Harmless_Venom
Those are just called Texans, user.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@cum2soon
Bruh we got the subtropolis, all the fucking shipping companies, and a world trade center here. Look the shit up if you don't believe me.

FastChef
FastChef

@w8t4u
But they make their beer here and is sold here since 1852. They make some of the most popular brews in America such as Budweiser, Bud Light, and Busch.

They may be headquartered in Belgium but they are most definitely based out of St. Louis.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@FastChef
The have done more damage to American brewing tradition than anyone else

King_Martha
King_Martha

Can Pittsburgh be midwest? It's not really like a northeast city or southern city. It's just like whatever.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Crazy_Nice
How have they done damage to the brewing tradition when the only other major brewing company besides the Vassar family was Pabst? They were all founded right in the same era.

If you don't like it don't drink it but the rest of America that does drink it and likes it can thank Missouri for it.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@kizzmybutt
lol you're a blind faggot I'll list some ways

hides money in offshore accounts
buys up hop farms producing unique varieties for the market and sequesters them for themselves
illegal offers upgrades to establishments in return for exclusive contracts
by owning so many brands they can force retailers to carry all their beers not just some of them so forcing less space for American beer

The only decent thing Budweiser has ever done is that duri the huge hop shortage when craft went mainstream they sold some of their hops to brewers rather than completely kill all their competition

girlDog
girlDog

@kizzmybutt
How have they done damage to the brewing tradition
by brewing shitty watery beer and spending literally billions of dollars marketing the flavor out of beer

Also more insidiously by spending a lot of money lobbying the government to try and fight better smaller breweries, and by buying up distributors to limit market access for better breweries, and by buying up good breweries when they realized people actually like drinking good things

but the rest of America that does
If by the rest of America you mean a bunch of rednecks and middle aged women

Inmate
Inmate

@TurtleCat
I could say the same thing/nearly the same awful things about PepsiCo and Coca Cola so I guess you better not drink those, either. This isn't news about any large company like that.

Sure the company as it sits now isn't very great but historically (which is how I was talking about it in the first place) and for a long time they have been the most innovative American beer company to exist.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Inmate
PepsiCo and Coca Cola so I guess you better not drink those, either.

You really shouldn't.

Techpill
Techpill

@Inmate
I could say the same thing/nearly the same awful things about PepsiCo and Coca Cola
Except beer is better, and more important than soda, so who gives a shit?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Inmate
except AB was always worse than the Milwaukee breweries

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Miseryian acting like his shit state still fucking matters.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Why do Americans fight against each other over the simplest shit? You're all from the greatest country and should love each other instead of fighting over what arbitrarily defined chunk of land you were born in

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

You're still welcome for sliced bread, ice cream cones, and westward expansion. Maybe y'all should actually visit the state and you can see why it's such a great place for yourselves.

We don't have just AB here we've got Boulevard which is a much better brew anyways.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@viagrandad
We get it, you're an illegal.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Nude_Bikergirl
It's just banter. Besides we need someone to blame when the country fucks up.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Inmate
Holy fuck that last line reveals you're AbInbev PR troll or something. They've absolutely terrible and in recent years actively stymied actually American breweries. Most innovative is a joke that'd be Coors, Bud just had the best advertising team

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Stark_Naked
They sort of invented the whole pasteurization of beer and refrigerated box cars and all that. They invented the shipping brewery in short so I'd say yes they've been innovative in their field. Like I said though I am talking about the historic company that was referenced in my original post.

And Actually American breweries? Y'all do know that that AB was literally founded in America and only moved their main headquarters overseas because they became a global company and have breweries all over the world now? Like. Just so y'all know it is most definitely an American based company still.

I'm not trying to put them on a pedestal even if that's what it seems like. Just seems everybody is trying to factor in preference and doesn't know/doesn't know all of the older history of these companies.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@TechHater
shullsberg sharp cheddar GOAT cheese no pun intended

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@FastChef
Like crime and homelessness?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Deadlyinx
Florida here, Ohioans are constantly invading our state, and they're all basically the worst kind of meth-addled redneck.

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