How to Appreciate American Cuisine

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Any idea how I would go about suggesting a Random Comic button?

I really wish this site had one, I love these comics but it's annoying (for me, anyway) having to go to the Archive and manually click random ones :(

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAemyn

We do have some damn good barbecue.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCorbie

I actually know a place where the Coke tastes better than anywhere else. I don't know why but it does.

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Li

just wget the archive then write a 2 line shell script to pick a random file and pipe it to feh

December 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternoyuo

"If you can't do something right, call it something different" is now amongst my all-time favorite quotes.

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

OMG, I think I'm in love with this woman.

Panel 4 - genius!

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKibi

Lol! Groet Scott, thnx

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreader

Actually, the worst hamburger I ever had was in Paris. So, um, no, "Any chef can make a good burger" not true. Best franchise burger is at Five Guys. Best burger EVER was a 1lb Kobe beef burger in a Brazilian restaurant in Boston. Every bite was a religious experience.

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuss Nelson

Brilliant...should be part of an MBA curriculum.

BTW (and excuse me if I'm repeating something someone else has said) but does anyone else hear Jamie Hyneman's voice for Scott?

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToni

New woman doesn't have much sense of humor...That makes her a fine target.
I've never been to France, but French food here doesn't impress me much.Good Chinese, authentic Mexican (hint...Taco Bell isn't) Spanish, Italian, Ethiopian, Yum. French; any that I've tasted has been icky and a little rank.

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

i'm liking athena a lot. look forward to more with her.

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternavarro

show me a french chef that makes a good chili...

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMors

I'm afraid I have to differ about the Diet Coke. Just as the best regular Coca-Cola is made now in Mexico, so is the diet version. They call it "Coke Lite"; it tastes like regular, but they claim it has 0 calories. I choose to believe it.
Of course, Mexico is also part of America, so we can still claim it as ours.

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikeN

It's a scientific fact that has been proven by my own experiences that your statement about straw size influencing taste is completely accurate.

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlake

There is a McDonald's in a Walmart in Clarksville, TN that hadthe best fountain coke ever. Something to do with just the right mix of soda and syrup in the machine. The only good reason to go to Walmart at all.

December 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterichindar

"If you can't do something right, call it something different" is getting painted onto a nice matte board to be framed over my tv, it is my new mantra.

You have been getting consistently great lately, keep the funny coming.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpace

America can do some great food.

Steaks, burgers, pizza I could go on and on.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

@Toni I haven't read too many of these but i've put H Jon Benjamins voice on him in my head. Jamie just doesn't quite sound arrogant enough to me.

December 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

One might think that Diet Coke is supposed to provide balance to the horrible nutritional content of a Big Mac and fries, but what isn't being said here is that DIET COKE HAS MORE CAFFEINE THAN MOST OTHER SODAS.

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

On the authority of my future sister-in-law, who recently traveled to England and made the mistake of trying to order American foods, Britons are supremely inept when it comes to making burgers. Flat pans and grid irons are somehow uselessly foreign to their kitchens. Other friends who are residents in the country also claim their markets either have no knowledge or concern to import and procure the proper ingredients to make any Mexican foods.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatias

As a diet Coke fiend, I do not enjoy the McDonald's large bore straw. I reuse smaller straws that I've obtained elsewhere.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Lester

It is worth noting here (though perhaps a bit late) that American cuisine is largely derived from the recipe books of the European peasants that moved here in the 19th and 20th centuries. The food of the rich, lacking such a medium, was thus largely confined to its countries of origin.

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNoodles

Actually, the Japanese have a tradition of sucking at burgers.

It's very odd, but the Japanese, who normally excel at rare cooking, seem to falter when it comes to beef patties.

Perhaps it's the fat bits inherent in a patty, but they end up with grey hockey pucks so often until specially trained by Gaijin that "crunchy hamburger syndrome" is a real term for visitors to the island nation.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlaze Stryker


French chefs are good for certain things...

especially french fries...

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB

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