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Old 09 April 2017, 11:09 PM
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The closest thing I'm familiar with is spam fritters, but since you were in Scotland my powers of investigation suggest that what you ate was lorne sausage
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Old 10 April 2017, 12:42 AM
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So now I'm confused. I grew up with scrapple (in the states). Now I'm not sure which side of my family it comes from - the northern or southern?
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Old 10 April 2017, 01:31 AM
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ganfeld, my understanding is that scrapple is an Amish thing, so the Pennsylvania area. I never had it before I moved her, and my then-girlfriend made me read the label before she made it, so I couldn't later accuse her of poisoning me.
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Old 10 April 2017, 02:21 AM
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While we're on the subject of food-related activities that are or ought to be illegal, I just want to go on record as saying that meatloaf sucks.

According to wikipedia, American meatloaf has its origins in scrapple. So that's the tie in the the threadjack, I guess.
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Old 10 April 2017, 03:11 AM
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Thanks dfresh. Northern side then.
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I never had it before I moved her, and my then-girlfriend made me read the label before she made it, so I couldn't later accuse her of poisoning me.
You did make a civil claim for the ensuing addiction, I guess.

It's not one of the foods I really miss (like white hominy grits!) but if it's crispy it's pretty darn good, IMHO.
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Old 10 April 2017, 03:37 AM
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While we're on the subject of food-related activities that are or ought to be illegal, I just want to go on record as saying that meatloaf sucks.

According to wikipedia, American meatloaf has its origins in scrapple. So that's the tie in the the threadjack, I guess.
You've obviously never had good quality meatloaf.
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Old 10 April 2017, 02:23 PM
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You've obviously never had good quality meatloaf.
Agreed! I make the recipe my mother used and it's pretty awesome .
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Old 10 April 2017, 02:37 PM
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Its kind of a fried meatloaf made from sausage scraps and such.
Sounds a bit like Bubble and Squeak.
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Old 10 April 2017, 03:20 PM
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I didn't know Teletubbies were edible.
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Old 10 April 2017, 03:28 PM
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If you ever go to England make sure you stay in a B&B that offers a "full English breakfast". It's an experience .
I surprised the landlord by saying "yes please!" to black pudding. She didn't think any North American would eat it, but she was pleased to cook it for me.

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Old 10 April 2017, 06:40 PM
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Because if she sells, say, a half-dozen or so of her lavender-infused lemon sugar cookies to her guests, the State of Wisconsin says she’s broken the law, and will face up to six months in jail.
Nasty. Lock her up!
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Old 10 April 2017, 10:16 PM
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You've obviously never had good quality meatloaf.
Sounds dangerously close to "no true Scotsman." Only re-tooled as "no true meatloaf."
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Old 10 April 2017, 10:37 PM
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Except that meatloaf actually does come in a variety of quality levels that are objectively measurable and the difference is substantial.
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Old 11 April 2017, 12:20 AM
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So do Scotsmen. I mean, you've got Eric Liddell on the one hand and, uh [racks brain for the name of a hated Scotsman] Captain Kidd (had to google Scottish villains) on the other!

My point is, maybe I just hate Scottish accents, whether they're good Scotsmen or bad. So too with meatloaf: maybe I just hate meatloaf. Surely there are people who hate wine, even the finest wines? Actually, I'm not a fan of wine either. I hate pretty much all alcoholic beverages. And that's why selling home-baked brownies is bad.

I'm just filled with hate, aren't I?
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Old 11 April 2017, 12:25 AM
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The difference is that I'm not claiming that bad meatloaf isn't real meatloaf.
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Old 11 April 2017, 12:29 AM
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Fair. I'm just claiming that even good meatloaf is... distasteful to me. And therefore should be outlawed. Like selling home-baked goods. Because... Federalism. Okay, actually, I'm more charitable to the notion of selling home-baked goods. I do enjoy cookies/cakes/brownies/etc.
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Old 11 April 2017, 12:58 AM
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I'd consider hunting you down and forcefeeding you my grandmother's meatloaf until you change your mind, but I won't because I'd rather eat it myself.
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Old 11 April 2017, 05:33 AM
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See I could say I would like to outlaw a certain world wide burger chain cause I think they nfbsk burgers but I realise people actually do like them so there is that.
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Old 11 April 2017, 07:37 AM
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I guess it's like me and American beer and coffee. There's no need to prove any more that they're all inferior. The benefits of doing so are far outweighed by the advantages of drawing a conclusion from the sufficiently large sample size. (Plus, even if I don't try, well, I've got to drink something over there so the experiment continues whether I like it or not.)

That said, it seems to me there's enough overlap between hamburger and meatloaf that if one hates all of one, one should hate at least most of the other. No?
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Old 11 April 2017, 08:22 AM
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Except I don't mind burgers...when I make them myself. In fact that is what I had for lunch today. I like my own meatloaf, on the few occasions I make it myself. Except when cooking for one, it is not something that can easily made for one. Also I don't think meatloaf is part of the Australian culinary scene as much as it is in the US, it or least if wasn't in my family when I was growing up. So when I am looking for something to make with mince meat, I really don't think of making meatloaf.
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