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Old 22 February 2007, 05:30 PM
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Do black people hate cheese? A friend of mine said the one difference his black friends notice between white and black people is that white people eat/talk about cheese all the time, whereas black people don't. Another friend told me he was just messing with me. Is there any truth to this?
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Old 22 February 2007, 05:33 PM
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Macaroni and cheese is a soul food staple, though, innit?
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Old 22 February 2007, 05:38 PM
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Could it have something to do with lactose intolerance?

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Ethnic Group Percent Intolerant
African Blacks 95%
North American Blacks 75%
North American Whites 15%
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Old 22 February 2007, 05:50 PM
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... and this little bit of a 1980's comedy routine has bubbled to the front of my brain.

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"Tell us about when you were a nigger, Father. Did you eat the government cheese? Were you constipated, Father?
Who was this, Arsenio Hall?
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Old 22 February 2007, 07:58 PM
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Could it have something to do with lactose intolerance?
That would depend on the cheese. Hard cheeses like cheddar do not have any lactose in them, or not enough to cause issues. I guess it is all used up in the process of making the cheese.

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Old 22 February 2007, 08:28 PM
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... and this little bit of a 1980's comedy routine has bubbled to the front of my brain.



Who was this, Arsenio Hall?



No, Robert Townsend. Def. 80's comedy.
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Old 22 February 2007, 09:26 PM
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Very few traditional Black or Southern dishes that I can think of contain cheese. It is more of a cold-weather-culture food.
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Old 22 February 2007, 09:26 PM
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SO is white and hates cheese. Therefore this is false.
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Old 22 February 2007, 10:22 PM
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SO is white and hates cheese. Therefore this is false.
I love cheese. My daughter loves cheese with a passion that is a little unsavory, if you ask me.

But she's less black than me. Or something.
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Old 23 February 2007, 01:42 AM
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...It is more of a cold-weather-culture food.
I guess that accounts for all those Greek cheeses...

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Old 23 February 2007, 05:58 AM
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Cheese is a universal good! Like bacon! Except that stuff with the blue mold in it... or the stuff with the maggots...
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Old 23 February 2007, 07:59 AM
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My cousin hates cheese, and he's about as white as they get. I don't know any black people who dislike cheese, as far as I'm aware.
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Old 23 February 2007, 08:16 AM
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I like some cheeses but hate others. What does that make me?

Food that smells of sick or sweaty socks is just wrong.
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Old 23 February 2007, 09:47 AM
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I'm white (often leaning towards blue) and cheese is one of my culinary passions. Growing up I spent a lot of time with my Grandmother in London, who fostered huge numbers of kids in her 5 story house, all from Nigeria, and you never saw pizza vanish so swiftly


Interestingly, it's the cheese that 'smells' of old socks that is often the most delicious...


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Old 23 February 2007, 10:00 AM
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Food that smells of sick or sweaty socks is just wrong.
When I reluctantly tried some rural organic French Bries & Camemberts in Normandie, with rancid pungent smells, I thought exactly the same. However, it's an acquired taste that when you get it, you rave about it. This, I cannot explain at all.

I'm not aware of any reason why colour of skin would have any effect on whether you would eat/like cheese or not.
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Old 23 February 2007, 10:05 AM
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I do like a strong cheese, but not that often.

What's the name of that cheese that is coated in ashes - the cremated remains of cheese lovers past?
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Old 23 February 2007, 12:50 PM
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I don't like the stinky cheeses, but I do like "normal" cheese. I am also very lactose intolerant. The family just has to deal with my stinky butt after I eat pizza.
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Old 23 February 2007, 12:57 PM
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Unequivocal proof to the contrary:

Hey! Somebody say something about cheese? 'Cause if you gonna make a cheese run, holla at me, dawg!


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Old 23 February 2007, 01:05 PM
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Interestingly, it's the cheese that 'smells' of old socks that is often the most delicious...
Nope. That's the worst cheese of all. *shudder*

Obviously, everyone's M Vs in these things.
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Old 23 February 2007, 01:20 PM
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Nope. That's the worst cheese of all. *shudder*

Obviously, everyone's M Vs in these things.
No, really, Jay's right. It's like complaining about putting soup in your mouth because it's all warm and liquidy. >shudder< It's the nature of the beast! Cheese generally smells of icky stuff and if not it's probably something boring like American cheese.
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