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terenowiec 1 | 29  
11 Sep 2007 /  #31
I can eat ketchup and bread, no problem.
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
12 Sep 2007 /  #32
re: catsup has Asian origins, and is named for a Malay word

- So the Malay consume lots of potatoes?

But surely the ketchup found in shops e.g. in UK and Poland isn't a Malay thing, is it? By the way, I have never in my life have had nor met with Asan ketchup.

re: At least, according to the history channel

- They say many things that seem, ahem, a little ahstorical. Isn't it they who suggest that the first man comes from Africa?
:)

re: potatoes

- My mistake!! - I meant: tomatoes. Sorry.
:)

PS. My correction isn't political....
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
12 Sep 2007 /  #33
I have never in my life have had nor met with Asan ketchup.

Ketsup Manis, Indonesian, used in cooking. A kind of sticky sweet soy sauce
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
12 Sep 2007 /  #34
re: Ketsup Manis ... sweet soy sauce

- But without tomatoes? The latter, as far as I know, aren't used in Asiatic cuisines.

So ketchup comes from ketsup manis? Or perhaps vice versa?
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
13 Sep 2007 /  #35
So ketchup comes from ketsup manis?

The word Ketsup, is Asian in origin, so ketchup is derived from the word, but not the recipe. Ketsup was around long before ketchup.

Blame the Dutch and Portugese
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
13 Sep 2007 /  #36
Daisy, I think that thick sauces, including tomato sauce, have been made in Europe since time immemorial. It seems Asians did not invent ketchup (thick spicy cold tomato sauce)? Theoretically, it should not matter who invented it, but in these crazy times of 'political correctness' (which is actually very incorrect and euphemistic term) it matters to many, re all the complaints about Europeans 'stealing' Asan and other inventions, all these claims that Egypatian pharaos were Negroes, etc.
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
13 Sep 2007 /  #37
As I said, the name is Asian in origin, not the recipe.

Likewise, Vindaloo, is not an Indian name, but a corruption of the Portugese for Vinegar and Garlic. But, you would never say that Vindaloo is a Portugese recipe.

When cultures mix, you will find an exchange like this, especially where food is concerned.
theMISSIONARY 3 | 15  
18 Sep 2007 /  #38
Kranski how could any pole(or Slovakian) not like Kranski!
Klamka  
18 Sep 2007 /  #39
You know you're polish when you can't pronounce "th"

I can pronounce "th" and I know I'm Polish. I guess I'm just to brilliant to be compared to other people.
truhlei 10 | 332  
18 Sep 2007 /  #40
I'm going to ask one more question to foreigners that think they have Polish ancestors:
Are you vsure your ancestors were really Poles? They were Roman Catholics and spoke Polish? Not sufficient to come to the conclusion they were Poles.

It should be known that RP before partitions was divided into two parts: Poland (Crown) and Lithuania (Litwa). Lithania untill 19-th century is smth. different than today Lithuania. It included also today Belarus. Its residents were not only today Lithuanians but also slavs from ancient Kiev Rus.

There were Roman Catholics among Litwa residents and Polish was the official language since 1696 but that doesn't mean people in Litwa called themselves Poles even being Roman Catholics and speaking sometimes Polish.

Only in 40-s of 19-th century the idea that each Roman Catholic Polish speaking person is Pole appeared. That idea wasn't so common with Lithuania-Belarus residents before. It shouldn't be common among people with ancestors from Belarus or Lithuania now because Luthuania and Belarus states are in the political map again.

Foreigners with origin in RP. Learn better from what place your ancestors are. If from Litwa, you should come to the conclusion the y weren't Poles. They are called Litwins
OP basiaa 3 | 13  
2 Oct 2007 /  #41
you buy lots of ketchup.

this is quite true
&& i'll take polish ketchup over american ketchup anyday.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
2 Oct 2007 /  #42
You know you're Polish when...

when you open a bottle of piwo with another bottle of piwo.....or a cig lighter...or when you open a bottle of vodka...and throw the top away......
krysia 23 | 3,058  
3 Oct 2007 /  #43
You know you're Polish when... ?

You drink kwaśne mleko with potatoes.
Or eat kisiel.
Matka - | 4  
5 Oct 2007 /  #44
Quoting: Patrycja19
think this is more of a global thing.. who has fries without it?

they use mayo in Europe...on fries I`ve seen it..ick

YUUUUUUUUM! The best is cheese fries with mayo... Yum Yum.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
5 Oct 2007 /  #45
that will make your arteries scream.. Helpppppppppppp.. :))

we always love what is bad for us.. I had seaweed the other day, and that stuff
tastes nasty, but I felt really good after having some.. weird ehh?
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
5 Oct 2007 /  #46
You drink kwaśne mleko with potatoes.

Hahaha! You don't "drink" kwasne mleko. I eat it with a spoon! Yammyyyy, anyway. And, make sure the potatoes are sprinkled with chopped dill. :)

Also, in the summer, you crush fresh, ripe strawberries, add some sour cream and sugar, then pour it over hot, home made noodles. Ah, to die for.
beckski 12 | 1,617  
6 Oct 2007 /  #47
When you've got a picture of Our lady of Czestochowa, in practically every room of the house.
plk123 8 | 4,148  
6 Oct 2007 /  #48
i only have one.. does that mean i am not polish?
inkrakow  
6 Oct 2007 /  #49
when you can spot wild mushrooms in a forest at 100 yards, know which ones are edible and how best to cook them.
Lady in red  
6 Oct 2007 /  #50
.......when you dream of pierogi <vbg>

lol

:)
AmirahJanowitz  
6 Oct 2007 /  #51
when your really cathlic or lead people on or joke.
beckski 12 | 1,617  
6 Oct 2007 /  #52
When you've got a picture of Our lady of Czestochowa, in practically every room of the house

I've just realized, I still need a picture of her in my bathroom & laundry room.
AmirahJanowitz  
8 Oct 2007 /  #53
I am just joking about my post. they are good people the Polish people.
beckski 12 | 1,617  
9 Oct 2007 /  #54
You've been embarrassed as a child. Having your friends come over. While your mother is cooking kapusta, that stinks up the entire house.

In addition, she has a pan full of kielbasa on the stove, resembling phallic symbols.
Lady in red  
9 Oct 2007 /  #55
You've been embarrassed as a child. Having your friends come over. While your mother is cooking kapusta, that stinks up the entire house.

Lol. I never got embarrassed. There was always a queue of friends waiting to be invited to join our evening meal. Every single night lol.......they loved my mums cooking. I've always loved the smell of Polish food cooking and so did all my friends :)
beckski 12 | 1,617  
9 Oct 2007 /  #56
loved my mums cooking

I love my mother's cooking too. We were the only Polish family in the neighborhood. Actually, there was quite an array of different ethnicities. Gave many of us the opportunity, to learn to become more multi-cultured.
rejbel 1 | 13  
9 Oct 2007 /  #57
You know you're polish when u put ketchup on a pizza....
I do it all the time and my husband (not polish) always laughs
AmirahJanowitz  
9 Oct 2007 /  #58
good hard working people beautiful people and language.
saddened - | 64  
16 Oct 2007 /  #59
the fellow in the mirror is holding a glass of wodka and your sure there isnt enybody there.
hancock 1 | 95  
18 Oct 2007 /  #60
the fellow in the mirror asks for another and your the one who reaches out and breaks the glass. but doesnt say cheers.

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