Veggie-Phobia Explained

November 30, 2008 at 11:40 PM 4 comments

Today, I had dinner at Home Town Buffet with my grandpa. I presume that the restaurant attempts to emulate “American” home-style cuisine as best as possible. After trying for some reason their suspicious looking green stuff they called collared greens with bacon (although I didn’t see any bacon) and some string beans, I realized why “American” mothers always have to force feed veggies to their children.

In Asian cooking, the vegetables (meat is still better, of course) are always fresh and crisp, even when cooked. And the string beans usually have some sort of flavor beyond stale to them.

In contrast, the Home Town veggies were disgusting! The collard greens were something overcooked cabbage and canned string beans, and the string beans were exactly like canned string beans, although my mom said they were fresh.

With the exception of salad (which is usually drowned in a flood of ranch dressing), I pity “American” children and their veggies. I don’t know how Pop-eye could stand that spinach, coming from a can. No wonder why they were forced to invent blenders in order to hide broccoli in a fruit smoothie.

Collard Greens


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. so  |  December 1, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    This is why people don’t get enough fiber.

  • 2. Yeena(:  |  December 1, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    that sounds disgusting, and the picture isn’t making it any better. personally, i actually enjoy several “American” vegetable dishes, but only the ones drowned in other bad stuff, so it’s an occasional treat. i once had this spinach thing coated with grease and cheese at a buffet. i thought it was delicious.

    and that last part.. that’s just gross. i don’t think i’ll be ordering any smoothies for a while.

  • 3. hime  |  December 2, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    oh boy, we have here one young fella who doesnt appreciate southern cuisine. I cant undastand people who disrespect my favorite side dish. Ya know that there are many people who struggle to get ‘nuf nutrients.

    By the way, veggie-phobia (i dont know no one who has this) has not been explained. Your one collard green example does not explain veggie phobia.

    It does, contrary to your intentions, explain your lack of culinary knowlege. Collard greens are not made of spinach!!!! They are made of collard greens !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4. Barnes  |  December 6, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    In Asian cooking, the vegetables (meat is still better, of course) are always fresh and crisp, even when cooked.

    Collard greens are supposed to be soft and melt in your mouth.

    Meat is still better… haha… that is the funniest thing Ive heard since the BFG.

    never knew that you were humorous.

    boy you crack me up….


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