Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Universality of Human Taste : A Contest

Is there a culture that doesn't have the combination of fried dough, and sweet stuff?

We can argue about the details, but it seems to me that the above combination is pretty much as universal as it gets!

We have the Italian-American zeppole (fried dough with powdered sugar), the Spanish churros (fried dough with "just-about-you-name-it" sweet stuff), the North-Indian gulab jamun (fried wheat dough dunked in sugar syrup); the list is endless...

Donuts are similar (they use cake dough though.)

Now, the CC is not exactly a sugar fiend, but the CC is organizing a contest.

Add to the above list, and win a prize! (You can't just use a regional term, and win it; it must be original.)

Every participant that offers up an original entry to the modest list above will be given a "no-holds barred dinner chez le CC".

You know you want it!


ShockingSchadenfreude said...

Flights to New York not paid for

Duh! Every contest has a fine print.

Brendan said...

Here is one: 豆沙春卷

Translation: sweet red bean spring rolls or red bean filled pancakes.

Anonymous said...

"loukoumades", Greek deep-fried dough balls with honey and cinnamon.

ShockingSchadenfreude said...

The Indian "sakarpara" (fried dough with milk but the sugar is in the dough.)

ShockingSchadenfreude said...

The French "beignet"

elisa said...

sopapillas -- a New Mexican treat, especially tasty when they are feather light.