Ask an American!

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BrokeGopher
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Ask an American!

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I'm an American!  Ask me anything!
Mein Deutsch is nicht so gut, aber mein Englisch ist perfekt!




Keswick
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Re: Ask an American!

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Ask you anything? Without you getting offended? Really?  :big_thumb:

Right, I will then: why is American gravy like bechamel with bits in it  :D ?
Then again you might not know unless you're from the South?
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BrokeGopher
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Well, I'm not a chef, and I'm not from the south, but if your gravy has lumps in it you probably didn't stir it enough. :lol: 
Some southern cooks make giblet gravy, which includes diced organ meat (heart, liver and gizzard) from the turkey.  I've never had that, myself, but it sounds good.
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Keswick
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See in Britain we mix the meat juices with gravy salt which makes gravy a dark colour. In the South of the US the meat juices are mixed with flour which makes it a white, almost bechamel-type sauce. I always wondered why they use flour but I have never been to the US, so haven't yet had the chance to ask a chef or try the gravy.

By the way, gravy with giblets is lovely, you should definitely try it :) .

What else could I ask you.. where do you live and what's the weather like where you are?
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BrokeGopher
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I live in Illinois.  The weather today is cool and clear.  No snow yet this year, but it is coming.
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daniex79
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Hello Everybody. I'm Danilo. I come from Sicily, yet, I have been living in Rome for 6 years. I'm still learning english  :D

tiorthan
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Hey.
@BrokeGopher
Whereabouts in IL. I mean it's about half the size of Germany.
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BrokeGopher
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Northwestern Illinois, on the border with Iowa.
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tiorthan
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So the Quad Cities region or near it. You originally from there or did you move there?
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BrokeGopher
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Re: Ask an American!

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Born here.  Went to college in Baltimore, worked near Chicago for a while, and now I'm back home.
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