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View Poll Results: Which state has better food?
California 222 71.15%
Georgia 90 28.85%
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Thanks for providing the link\ info. I am glad that tobacco use is being restricted in the South esp around food & drink. Have you ever been eating when someone nearby decides to smoke?
Well, it's not the "South", it's Georgia. North Carolina for one does not have any restrictions on smoking at restaurants. Even though the Georgia law has been in place only since 2005, most restaurants around Atlanta at least have prohibited smoking for quite some time. When I went up to North Carolina last year for a ski trip, I was appalled that people were smoking right in the middle of the meal. I really couldn't grasp that.

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Oops, looks like NC fixed that problem this year http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_409024.html
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Here's the thing. I don't think you can fathom the freshness of some of the items we have out here in California. My mother in-law grows the things I've highlighted in her backyard, and I can pick and eat them fresh off the tree if I like. HUGE bounty that I had to pick myself for the friends and family this past October. DELICIOUS! I'd share a bunch with everyone on CD if you were in town.

You are accustomed to thinking that these things I've listed are "mostly dried", which we get absolutely fresh. Dates taste like mini apples. Persimmons were called the fruit of the gods in ancient Greece. Pizza topped with fresh Artichoke is my favorite topping.

And this is a small list. If you add dairy, oranges, and wine country - which CA may well be king of the world in. Along with a host of other things, there's should be no contest.
Are there not any other posters like me on here grew up in South GA?? I just saw this thread and can't for the life of me understand how you're letting this guy talk like fresh produce is something unique to California.

Growing up I used to pick fresh plums off my neighbors tree. We used to have strawberries and mint grow wild right behind our house. We walked down to the nearby river or into the nearby woods and picked blackberries, grapes and wild plums.

My grand mother had a fig tree in her back yard and a pear tree and pecan trees.

My grand daddy grew tomatoes, watermelons, squash, greens, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupes, peas, beans, okra, sweet potatoes, corn, etc. etc. right in a garden in his back yard.

There were sooo many orchards real close by where you could pick your own fresh peaches. Or fields you could go to and pick your own strawberries.

There was a fruit stand across the street from my house where you could buy citrus fruit that had been on trees in Florida just that day and trucked in in a matter of hours

We used to as teens (forgive us please) hop out a car and pick cabbages and greens fresh from fields and have my friends parents preparing it that same evening.

We would catch catfish, brim, specs, from nearby lakes and rivers and cook them the same day.

People would cook and eat fresh venison. You could catch crawfish in a stream a short walk from my house. Shrimp, lobster, oysters, sea bass, etc would be brought in coolers from people who just that day had been to Brunswick or down to Panama City, etc.

So what in Blazes are you talking about with all this Cali has all the fresh produce crap!!??

If that's not an abundance of fresh produce what the h$#% is???


And as for California producing greater quanities of produce. OF COURSE it DOES. IT's a much larger state than Georgia it's supposed to produce larger quantities. The question was who makes the better food not the most. Since when does quantity automatically equal quality.

By your line of thinking Canada and Florida have better food than Italy or France. I mean they both produce larger quantities of produce than those places.

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Old 01-24-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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Growing up I used to pick fresh plums off my neighbors tree. We used to have strawberries and mint grow wild right behind our house. We walked down to the nearby river or into the nearby woods and picked blackberries, grapes and wild plums.

My grand mother had a fig tree in her back yard and a pear tree and pecan trees.

My grand daddy grew tomatoes, watermelons, squash, greens, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupes, peas, beans, okra, sweet potatoes, corn, etc. etc. right in a garden in his back yard.

There were sooo many orchards real close by where you could pick your own fresh peaches. Or fields you could go to and pick your own strawberries.

There was a fruit stand across the street from my house where you could buy citrus fruit that had been on trees in Florida just that day and trucked in in a matter of hours

We used to as teens (forgive us please) hop out a car and pick cabbages and greens(Able to pick but we paid for them LOL) fresh from fields and have my friends parents preparing it that same evening.

We would catch catfish, brim, specs, from nearby lakes and rivers and cook them the same day.

People would cook and eat fresh venison. You could catch crawfish in a stream a short walk from my house. Shrimp, lobster, oysters, sea bass, etc would be brought in coolers from people who just that day had been to Brunswick or down to Panama City, etc.
I'm not from south GA but I am from SouthEast NC as almost everything you have done I have done. I highlighted somethings that I have done as a child in NC.

And there were no wild peach trees near my house but in this small city between Fayetteville and Charlotte called Rockingham there is a Peach store that made the best peach flavored Ice Cream in the world. I've never tasted better.

And the Blackberry that we picked as children are either Black Rasberries(With thorns) or Dewberries(Without thorns) just a little fun fact.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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they both might be sterotyped with certian foods but in reality there isn't much of a difference. Every large city in this country has pretty much the same food options.
this is so not true though... i can think of lots of things that i can only get in chicago, or new york or miami or new orleans and have it actually decent.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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this is so not true though... i can think of lots of things that i can only get in chicago, or new york or miami or new orleans and have it actually decent.
You can't get decent sweet tea, banana pudding, collard greens, or sweet potatoe pie outside of the South is my experience to back you up.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Are there not any other posters like me on here grew up in South GA?? I just saw this thread and can't for the life of me understand how you're letting this guy talk like fresh produce is something unique to California.

Growing up I used to pick fresh plums off my neighbors tree. We used to have strawberries and mint grow wild right behind our house. We walked down to the nearby river or into the nearby woods and picked blackberries, grapes and wild plums.

My grand mother had a fig tree in her back yard and a pear tree and pecan trees.

My grand daddy grew tomatoes, watermelons, squash, greens, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupes, peas, beans, okra, sweet potatoes, corn, etc. etc. right in a garden in his back yard.

There were sooo many orchards real close by where you could pick your own fresh peaches. Or fields you could go to and pick your own strawberries.

There was a fruit stand across the street from my house where you could buy citrus fruit that had been on trees in Florida just that day and trucked in in a matter of hours

We used to as teens (forgive us please) hop out a car and pick cabbages and greens fresh from fields and have my friends parents preparing it that same evening.

We would catch catfish, brim, specs, from nearby lakes and rivers and cook them the same day.

People would cook and eat fresh venison. You could catch crawfish in a stream a short walk from my house. Shrimp, lobster, oysters, sea bass, etc would be brought in coolers from people who just that day had been to Brunswick or down to Panama City, etc.

So what in Blazes are you talking about with all this Cali has all the fresh produce crap!!??

If that's not an abundance of fresh produce what the h$#% is???


And as for California producing greater quanities of produce. OF COURSE it DOES. IT's a much larger state than Georgia it's supposed to produce larger quantities. The question was who makes the better food not the most. Since when does quantity automatically equal quality.

By your line of thinking Canada and Florida have better food than Italy or France. I mean they both produce larger quantities of produce than those places.

Picking fresh fruit is nothing unique to Georgia. I did that up north too. My aunt, even in NYC, has natural fruit trees/bushes growing.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Picking fresh fruit is nothing unique to Georgia. I did that up north too. My aunt, even in NYC, has natural fruit trees/bushes growing.
How about showing where anyone in this thread made such a ridiculous claim that fresh fruit and produce WAS unique to Georgia.

You can't.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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GA has good tasty food, but California has better food because there are more types of people in California. Hence, they have better food.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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How about showing where anyone in this thread made such a ridiculous claim that fresh fruit and produce WAS unique to Georgia.

You can't.

That person was making it seem like picking fruit off trees was something unique to GA.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That person was making it seem like picking fruit off trees was something unique to GA.
No, he wasn't.

That was your personal interpretation.

It was never even implied, and it's beyond laugable to even suggest that that was his intention.
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