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11 Global McDonald’s Menu Items
WomansDay.Com ^ | 11/13/10 | Olivia Putnal

Posted on 11/13/2010 11:46:53 AM PST by DemforBush

The McDonald’s golden arches have come to symbolize American culture around the world. Operating in 118 countries and on six continents, the fast-food chain has no choice but to expand its options beyond the classic hamburger and french fries...

(Excerpt) Read more at womansday.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: fastfood; global; mcdonalds
Some of the items look pretty darn tasty.

BTW, I'm of the opinion that poutine is one of man's greatest accomplishments - right behind the discovery of penicillin but at least three places ahead of the Mona Lisa. :-)

1 posted on 11/13/2010 11:46:58 AM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Dangit, got the source wrong. Admins - that should read Woman’s Day instead of Yahoo - sorry!


2 posted on 11/13/2010 11:48:02 AM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: DemforBush
Poutine???

Poutine??? Really?

I've never heard of it before, but after reading the description, I can understand why so many people speak so passionately about invading Canada, razing their cities, poisoning their lakes, rivers, and streams, salting their fields, and sending every last Canadian to a death camp.

3 posted on 11/13/2010 11:53:08 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Fries'n'Gravy. Good cheep eats. Excellent road food.
4 posted on 11/13/2010 12:01:05 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: Owl_Eagle

In BC you just ask for gravy on your chips. It beats vinegar.


5 posted on 11/13/2010 12:02:17 PM PST by stormer
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To: DemforBush

In China, MCD sells spicy chicken wings that would knock your socks off....


6 posted on 11/13/2010 12:07:18 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Owl_Eagle

I love Canada and her people and have spent many a happy hour consuming Canadian beer and whiskey, but poutine??? Ugh!


7 posted on 11/13/2010 12:10:25 PM PST by TopDog2 (Sarah 2012)
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To: DemforBush
In the Philippines they have Spaghetti on the menu, Pretty good also!
8 posted on 11/13/2010 12:21:10 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: DemforBush

Sorry I posted that before reading the link.


9 posted on 11/13/2010 12:22:41 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Owl_Eagle

>> I can understand why so many people speak so passionately about invading Canada, razing their cities, poisoning their lakes, rivers, and streams, salting their fields, and sending every last Canadian to a death camp. <<

Really? Canadians? Where are you hanging out?


10 posted on 11/13/2010 12:23:12 PM PST by dangus
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To: Owl_Eagle

>> I can understand why so many people speak so passionately about invading Canada, razing their cities, poisoning their lakes, rivers, and streams, salting their fields, and sending every last Canadian to a death camp. <<

Psss... New Jersey and Pennsylvania sell “cheese Fries” that are darned close to Poutine.


11 posted on 11/13/2010 12:24:10 PM PST by dangus
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To: DemforBush

Okay, they had me at the McMollettes. But the Pechuga McPalta looks pretty good too, and I think I would be tempted by the Paneer Salsa Wrap because I like paneer. I don’t know about the Poutine (which really out to be McPoutine) the brown gravy sounds off-putting, but I supposed it needs to be tried.


12 posted on 11/13/2010 12:24:14 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Owl_Eagle

French fries, gravy and cheese. I realize your mileage may vary, but I’m not really seeing the problem here.


13 posted on 11/13/2010 12:25:32 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: TopDog2
...but poutine??? Ugh!

Poutine MUST be made with fries that have been deep fried in grease to a crispy golden brown. If it's made with frozen fries that you bake in the oven, it's quite disgusting.

14 posted on 11/13/2010 12:28:39 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: La Lydia

I like mollettes too. I get them sometimes for breakfast at a Mexican food stand in my neighborhood. Really tasty, and fills me up for not a lot of money.


15 posted on 11/13/2010 12:30:40 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: Owl_Eagle

You never put gravy on mashed potatoes?
It’s sort of the same - except deep fried - and that’s a one up notch kicker!


16 posted on 11/13/2010 12:31:14 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: dangus

>Psss... New Jersey and Pennsylvania sell “cheese Fries” that are darned close to Poutine.

In NJ, fries with cheese and brown gravy are usually called “disco fries.”

I have no idea why.

All those menu items look interesting, though, except the one with spaghetti and marina sauce. At McDonalds? That’s just wrong.


17 posted on 11/13/2010 12:32:55 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: Owl_Eagle

Poutine??? No, not poutine.. POONTANG. Get with the program.


18 posted on 11/13/2010 12:33:25 PM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

I hate getting into a poutine routine.


19 posted on 11/13/2010 12:33:53 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Owl_Eagle
I'm still laughing at your post. But I don't know how we Americans can complain much as long as we tolerate KFC's Double-Down Sandwich. Yeecccchhhhh! Double-Down
20 posted on 11/13/2010 12:35:59 PM PST by Bernard Marx (I donÂ’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I'd never heard of this stuff before....is that goo coating Vegemite?

21 posted on 11/13/2010 12:39:35 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: RichInOC
Don't even think about trying poutine!

It's completely addictive, and the next thing you know, you'll need to travel with a defibrillator.

BTW -- there's a huge difference between cheese and fresh curds. Curds over 4 days old, are just new cheese. Quebec has a huge dairy industry; and the ready access to fresh curds helps explain why poutine is so popular there.

BTW 2 -- an authentic photo of poutine, in La Belle Province, would be accompanied by Pepsi, not Coke. (Canadians will know what I mean.)
22 posted on 11/13/2010 12:41:31 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ErnBatavia

More like Nectar covering Ambrosia, in my book!

*nom nom nom nom nom*


23 posted on 11/13/2010 12:42:09 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: DemforBush
Paneer Salsa Wrap—a flatbread sandwich stuffed with fried paneer cheese, lettuce, red cabbage, celery, mayo and Cheddar, then drenched in a special salsa.

This sounds pretty good, really. I wish they sold them here.

24 posted on 11/13/2010 12:43:50 PM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: DemforBush

Lucky you. Nothing where I live but Thai, Korean and Greek — none of which appeals for breakfast. And my nearest Latin grocer got into a fight with the panadería and stopped carrying the good bolillos for molletes, so now to get them I have drive for 40 minutes. Or use baguettes, which isn’t the same. I am ticked because I used to make them a lot. Now I am starving for one. Got the beans, got the cheese, can make the salsa, just need the bolillos.


25 posted on 11/13/2010 12:49:40 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: DemforBush

“Allah’s Tasty Sheep Ball Nuggets”
“Big Muslim” (with special Jihad Sauce)
“Quarter Pounder Goat Burger with Goat Cheese”
“Jihad Shake with Camel Nut Sprinkles”
“Fry-the-Infidels in Hell” Crispy Potato Fries
“Hot Date Nut Pie”
“Desert Palm Frond Goat Salad”
“Mohammed’s Suicide Bomber Fruit Salad”
“Camel Dung Sand Potato with Sour Goat Cream and Chives”
“Allah’s Coke-Spiked Cola”


26 posted on 11/13/2010 1:07:03 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: La Lydia; JoeProBono; HungarianGypsy; Red_Devil 232
I don’t know about the Poutine (which really out to be McPoutine) the brown gravy sounds off-putting, but I supposed it needs to be tried.

This Canadian couldn't stop laughing the first time I heard of white gravy. I'm mean, gravy is supposed to be brown.....it comes from cooked meat.

Poutine is made from fresh potatoes, cut and deep fried to a crispy outside, soft inside, layered or topped with fresh white cheese curds, and home made gravy.

It must be left to sit for at least 3 mins. to let the cheese curds melt, and the fries cool down. :-D

27 posted on 11/13/2010 1:10:31 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: ErnBatavia

LOL, it’s gravy!


28 posted on 11/13/2010 1:12:35 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Wow, poutine actually sounds pretty good! I saw it on a menu at CFB Gagetown years ago when I was up there for joint forces training. I didn’t try it, but should have!

“This Canadian couldn’t stop laughing the first time I heard of white gravy.”

Ah, but try it with plenty of black pepper over a big chicken-fried steak! Yummy!!!!


29 posted on 11/13/2010 1:21:48 PM PST by Levante
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To: DemforBush

McDonald’s ought to take a hint from this and offer and offer an “International Menu” of the month - see what sells and incorporate it into their standard stuff. With the mix of people we have here, some might catch fire in certain areas, plus, as this thread has shown, Americans will try ANYTHING - and I’m right there with ‘em.


30 posted on 11/13/2010 1:30:15 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: DemforBush
Bangkok:


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

31 posted on 11/13/2010 1:41:28 PM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: fanfan

It’s absolutely delicious and a bit addicting. Whenever we visit family in Montreal, I look forward to going out and having poutine. My aunt makes it at home also so sometimes we eat it for breakfast too. Yummy!


32 posted on 11/13/2010 1:47:48 PM PST by constitutiongirl ("Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."---Leo Tolstoy)
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To: stormer

In BC you just ask for gravy on your chips. It beats vinegar.

Nothing beats malt vinegar on fries.


33 posted on 11/13/2010 2:33:22 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Levante

“Ah, but try it [cream gravy] with plenty of black pepper over a big chicken-fried steak! Yummy!!!!”

Oh man, another one of my favorites!


34 posted on 11/13/2010 10:00:12 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: La Lydia

You might try checking with some of your local Wal-Marts. The ones I go to sometimes carry white and whole wheat bolillo rolls in their bakery section. They might be able to special order some for you if nothing else.

Good luck!


35 posted on 11/13/2010 10:05:10 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: Oatka

You know, that’s a really good idea!


36 posted on 11/13/2010 10:12:00 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: DemforBush

Good idea. I usually would rather have pointy sticks poked in my eyes than go to Walmart, but I will try it for the bolillos.


37 posted on 11/14/2010 6:59:24 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: fanfan

Cream gravy, what you call white gravy, is made with the brown bits and grease that are left in the pan after you fry something. One of the most divine meals in the world is a good chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and cream gravy. Texas is the place to go for the best examples of this delicacy.


38 posted on 11/14/2010 7:11:19 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Levante; constitutiongirl; La Lydia
Thank you for your service, Levante.

Here are some recipes for white gravy.
http://www.google.ca/search?q=white+gravy&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

Some are flour and bacon grease, some seem to be butter and corn starch.

I tried some in Dallas as part of a breakfast which included biscuits with white gravy. Sorry, but I thought it tasted like paper machet glue.

39 posted on 11/14/2010 10:49:53 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Sorry for your bad cream gravy experience. You have to know where to go for it or you’re right, it does taste like glue, because they did not cook the flour in the pan scrapings/meat fats (make a roux) long enough for the flour to cook properly, swell and be completely surrounded by fat molecules, before adding the liquid. It is a science as well as an art. Corn starch is easier to work with, but making gravy with flour gives it more depth of flavor and is richer tasting. Next time you are in Dallas try the Highland Park Cafeteria for legitimate, well cooked chicken fried steak and cream gravy. The also have awesome chicken and dumplings.


40 posted on 11/14/2010 11:17:54 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: fanfan

Hi Fanfan!

Thank you for your post. Has always been a pleasure for me to go to Canada!

As for the white gravy, yes, some recipes taste terrible. However, for the most part, in the southern part of the US (San Antonio, Florida, and Georgia) the white gravy is awesome! Over fried chicken, chicken fried steak, biscuits, you name it!

Regards from (currently) central Germany,
Levante


41 posted on 11/14/2010 3:42:03 PM PST by Levante
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To: La Lydia
Next time you are in Dallas try the Highland Park Cafeteria for legitimate, well cooked chicken fried steak and cream gravy. The also have awesome chicken and dumplings.

Thanks. That does sound good.

We used to travel to Dallas every year for business, but after the underwear bomber we didn't go last year, and since I don't want to star in a porno, or be sexually assulted, we won't be going this year either. Hopefully there will be enough of a backlash against the TSA that we can resume the trips in 2012.

42 posted on 11/15/2010 10:31:08 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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