Originally Posted by Brian278
You don't like (traditionally prepared) steak, pizza, burgers, soda, or barbecue? That explains a lot, but asking for explanations of why people like steak houses when you hardly like any traditional American cuisine seems odd. Your just an unreasonably picky eater, that's all.
I think I am more than reasonable by eliminating most of those things you mentioned from my diet. Although it is easier for me since I actively dislike all of them.
I can enjoy Penne-Aarabiatta (properly prepared) or thin-pounded French steak with pan-roasted potatoes, not French-fries. If I am really hungry I can succumb to Viennese Schnitzel or Veal Parm. I usually enjoy steak salads.
I hate lasagna just as much as pizza (notice similarity).
I like Middle Eastern shish-kebob or lamb Pilaf with dry fruits.
I like rhubarb/strawberry pie on a layered dough. I like thing open-face bitter-lemon pie. I like variations of Napoleon cake.
I like many middle-eastern sweets - I don't like gummy-bears or M&Ms.
I like profiterole filled with whipped cream and roasted hazelnuts, but I don't like pumpkin muffin or peanut-butter-jello sandwich on wonder bread.
I like a lot of foods. I just don't like food-related products and tasteless vegetables and fruits that American supermarket is full of.
What corporations have done with American tastes is deplorable.