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Subtractive Analysis of Ethnic Cuisines

I figured this out a while ago (with charts and graph paper - I'm quite the nerd), but it's come up in two seperate conversations recently, so I'd better share:

  • Chinese food has rice and noodles, but no cheese.

  • Mexican food has rice and cheese, but no noodles.

  • Italian food has noodles and cheese, but no rice.
Government conspiracy?
      Collusion between restaurants?
            Undisputable proof that our cultures were put here by aliens?


Draw your own conclusions.

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robont
Jun. 5th, 2002 08:23 pm (UTC)
Ahhh but what about Inuit food which has no rice noodles or cheese????

;-)
self
Jun. 6th, 2002 12:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm ignorant.
This probably rules out the "planted here by aliens" theory.

...and the rest of my reply is deleted after a moment's research and discovery that there actually are Inuit restaurants. I'm a little stunned by this! They're a nomadic people, so the idea of setting up permanent shop in the middle of a city seems like it would be wrong on principal.

It's amazing how few of my preconceptions actually hold up under scrutiny...
lorienwillow
Jun. 19th, 2002 08:36 am (UTC)
I always thought risotto, a rice dish, was Italian. Maybe the conspiracy is just between the Chinese and the Mexican chefs?
self
Jun. 24th, 2002 07:48 pm (UTC)
Or, it may run deeper than I previously thought!
Chefs don't form international conspiracies, don't be silly. They're just innocent victims like the rest of us. ;)
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