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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Aussie for baked beans

O.k., last bit of lexicon for the day.

In (IIRC) Western Australia (the name of a state, each of which are the size of a Canadian province), they call baked beans "cowboy caviar."

I suppose you could cross-apply that to chilli. Up to your discretion.

Something for the Texans in the audience?



At June 13, 2005 12:05 PM, Blogger K. said...

I've heard that applied to various salsas and guacamoles, but around these parts, beans are just beans.

When I moved to TX 13 years ago, the first restaurant I went to had both chicken fried chicken and chicken fried steak on the menu. Huh? Do they fry their chickens twice? Is "chicken fried steak" chicken, or is it steak? This was pretty confusing to a poor Yankee boy like myself.

The term "Cowboy Caviar" reminds me of what is possibly the worst food concept of all time: Rocky Mountain Oysters. Please don't make explain what *they* are.



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