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Daemon
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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"Freedom Fries"

"Freedom fries" was a short-lived name used by some in the US for French fries after France resisted condoning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In March, 2003, all references to French fries and French toast on the menus of restaurants run by the House of Representatives were removed. By July 2006, however, the move had been reversed. Politically-motivated renamings were also seen during World War I, when anti-German sentiment led some to refer to sauerkraut as what? More...
RoadRunner
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 1:39:05 AM

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Just name it "Large Fries".
Geeman
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 3:27:59 AM

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RoadRunner wrote:
Just name it "Large Fries".


I don't think they sold "Freedom Fries" in sizes smaller than "large" because that would be unpatriotic....
monamagda
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 6:09:50 AM

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"Foods That Will Win the War," and Liberty Cabbage



In 1918, Houston Goudiss, a food expert, and his wife Alberta, Director of the School of Modern Cookery, published a book entitled, Foods That Will Win The War and How to Cook Them.

Fueled by the anti-German sentiment that spread across the nation during the Great War, certain foods were renamed to remove their ethnic connotations. Patriotic Americans proudly called sauerkraut "Liberty Cabbage," for example, while frankfurters became known as Liberty Sausage! Although the Goudiss' didn’t provide a recipe for Liberty Cabbage in their book, you can whip up this delicious recipe for Sweet and Sour Cabbage from epicurious.com


5 tablespoons butter
2 onions, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 pounds red cabbage, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 large Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, cut into thin slices
1/2 cup apple juice

Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium-low heat. Add onions; sauté until translucent, about 10 minutes. Mix in next 7 ingredients. Add cabbage; cook until cabbage begins to wilt, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Cover; simmer until cabbage is crisp-tender, stirring often, about 17 minutes. Uncover; add apple and apple juice and cook until apple is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

http://lincolnslunch.blogspot.com.br/2011/03/woodrow-wilson-liberty-cabbage-and.html

socratoad
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 7:33:09 AM

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Freedom Fries: an example of extreme imaturity.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 7:36:10 AM

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I remember hearing about this on the news. What a disgusting attitude. The French were proven correct, have they gained respect for their levelheadedness? No, Americans seem to resent them, like a sulky schoolchild resents the smart kid who scored higher on a test. Good on the French! I wish my own government hadn't followed the American lead like fawning lapdogs.
RoadRunner
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 7:41:37 AM

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I will be happy, if MacDonald calls it "Free Fries". Dancing Applause
striker
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 8:08:49 AM
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trench only like french
socratoad
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 8:18:52 AM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
I remember hearing about this on the news. What a disgusting attitude. The French were proven correct, have they gained respect for their levelheadedness? No, Americans seem to resent them, like a sulky schoolchild resents the smart kid who scored higher on a test. Good on the French! I wish my own government hadn't followed the American lead like fawning lapdogs.


Applause
TB Turtle
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 9:25:26 AM

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Some Americans believe Birds are to be Eaten, not Heard. ;-}
mudbudda669
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 9:54:52 AM

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That was mature . . .
Lizz Gzz
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 11:43:00 AM

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Good for France!!!! How can be possible that a country supports a war?

Say no to the war!
GreenBanana
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 11:42:34 PM

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Restaurants run by divisions of government don't sound particularly appetizing. Also, I'm not sure that whole "Freedom Fries" thing lasted out the year. They must've just forgotten about it. Within a week, the only people calling them that were being ironic.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Saturday, March 7, 2015 1:46:32 AM

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One of the less stupid things that came out of the very sick and morally corrupted Bush administration. But thank you France for not going along with the Bush/Cheney lies...
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