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u/throwdemawaaay · 37 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

I mean, honestly it's hard to take your question seriously. You very clearly simply haven't looked at what's available, but still wanna come here to laugh at the stupid americans that don't know bread.

You're just wrong. Crusty bread is everywhere in the US.

Walmart sells rye flour: https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=rye%20flour&cat_id=976759&typeahead=rye%20fl and spelt flour: https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=spelt%20flour&cat_id=976759&typeahead=spelt

They also sell baguettes and some other rustic style loafs, though in general for more artisan style bread you'd be better going off going to someplace other than walmart. Walmart is all about cheap and high volume stuff.

This is one of the most popular bread cookbooks in the US: https://www.amazon.com/Flour-Water-Salt-Yeast-Fundamentals/dp/160774273X

I've been to Ken's bakery many times, and can assure you they have nice very crusty bread: https://kensartisan.com/bakery

Here's another regional chain that's popular up here: https://www.instagram.com/grandcentralbakery/

As you can see, plenty of crusty breads of all styles.

You'll be able to find similar bakeries in any city larger than about 50k people, and pretty often even in smaller towns.

Sliced sandwich bread exists for that exact purpose: it's easy to toast, and is a great for making some styles of sandwiches. Crusty rustic loaves are not somehow universally better, that's just *your* preference.

u/cardinals5 · 4 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

Honestly, I think most foreign students will be all right; college campuses are their own unique environment, and in most major cities (which is where I'm sure you'd probably want to study), foreign students are pretty common so there'd be nothing to really worry about. I could see Arab students having some worries, but even then I think it would be a bit of a stretch in most parts of the country.

Favorite cookbooks:

  • The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
  • How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
  • Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish

    Those are the three I use pretty regularly. I have a few more but I use them for specific dishes or as reference for flavors (Ratio being a fine example of this).

    Favorite dishes (I'm restricting this to ones I can cook myself):

  • Spinach ricotta gnocchi with pesto
  • Tomato-sauce poached cod with roasted green beans
  • Pulled pork shoulder
  • Roasted chicken with rice and toum
  • Acorn squash soup
  • Arancini
  • Shepherd's Pie
  • Mussels with garlic and white wine
u/Everard5 · 4 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

I really suggest everyone read this book on the subject.

We are capable of doing such a thing, and I think we'd be happy doing so. It's just a matter of getting people accustomed to the idea and accepting it as a social good and not a societal attack against everyone.

u/sammyslug13 · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

Grapes of Wrath

In Dubious Battle

I would recommend checking a local book store though I bet they have at least "Grapes of Wrath" and buying a Steinbeck novel on amazon just seems wrong

also fair warning reading Grapes of Wrath is kinda an ordeal it is an amazing book but it is long and pretty deep. it took me three months to fully read and comprehend it I started and spotted and restarted a lot.

as for unions they are kinda complicated but the way I always think of it is, it doesn't matter how hard of a worker you are or how "hungry" you are a company will fire you the moment it is convenient so you owe your company nothing. all you owe a company is solidarity with your fellow workers to protect each other from the what ever the future holds.

u/w3woody · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

I have no idea what the heck you're talking about.

It's not to say there aren't some who have strong opinions about style, form and function. I myself, being a software developer who has done a lot of mobile software development, have some very strong opinions about how to make a good user interface. (But that's because I've been doing this sort of stuff for 30 years or so. And most of my strong opinions can be boiled down to buy this book, consider user interface interaction a formal language with nouns and verbs, and don't make the buttons on the phone too small because they'll be hard to press.)

But the vast majority of Americans I've met don't have strong opinions or are "aggressive" (whatever the hell that means) about design.

u/FourNominalCents · 7 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

> your internal affairs

I mean, whether or not it was an internal political affair was going to be determined by the outcome of the war.

Also, you should definitely read this book if you're interested in Confederate commerce raiding.

And while we're on the topic, you might be interested to hear that Confederates using English-made Whitworth rifles are considered one of the more important forerunners of the modern sniper.

Edit: Oh, and you should listen to "The Cumberland's Crew." It's also a folk song that came out of the naval aspect of the American Civil War. There were plenty of re-wordings of Irish songs that happened too, but I think that one is original.

u/Prez_Material · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

Yeah, I had this game as a kid so I've know all of them and their locations since I was like 8. It doesn't lie, you learn all the locations of the states and remember them forever. State capitals on the other hand I sometimes have to look up, but I remember most of them.

u/tachynic · 2 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

Check out Days of Rage, which is a pretty recent book about the many left-wing bombings of the 1970s.

u/mattmurf · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

Hockey is big in many of New England Prep private college preparatory schools (Prep Schools)

This book gives a good snapshot of what it was like in the 90s. I have no idea if it is still the same now.


u/_pamelab · 2 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

The Goat in the Rug
A story about weaving a Navajo rug narrated by the goat the rug is made out of. It's adorable.

u/PrezofShmez · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

I can because my classroom used this wonderful board game.


You let your kid play with that for a month and Bam! Lifelong knowledge of where every state is located.

u/cv5cv6 · 3 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

As for the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony, see:

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick.

u/humblepatriot · 6 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

Some of the POW camps in Germany were liberated by the Red Army, which sent many of the US POWs on rail cars to work in the Gulag.

This was a subtopic in an excellent book by Tim Tzouliadis about Americans who went to the USSR and never came back. The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia

u/mrlr · 12 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

My condolences. All my rural Ohio relatives are Trump supporters. I sometimes wonder how I would have turned out if I hadn't moved to Australia.

Have you read Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance? He describes what growing up in that culture was like.

We have that problem in Australia too. I'll never forget the time I wandered around the poorer areas of my city and was shocked to find expensive muscle cars parked outside semi-detached homes that were getting more and more detached as time went by.

u/GNCoriolanus · 2 pointsr/AskAnAmerican


It's hard to get people to pick up a book. Most of these geniuses don't even know HUAC and the Red Scare predate McCarthy.

u/PinochetIsMyHero · -11 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

You mean the senator who was absolutely correct about communist infiltration of our government and media?


Edit: apparently you hate history and reality, too.

u/Existential_Owl · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

Most of the commonly cited problems caused by "immigration" in our country are, in actuality, caused by the drug trade.

Reduce the country's reliance on drug importation, you reduce the influence of the cartels and the gangs.

As sociologists have pointed out, gangs exist, not to form some sort of mythical "hispanic/black menace", but because the gang system mirrors the McDonald's franchise model for supply and distribution (with the cartels standing at the top of the c-suite).

If Mexico is failing to "send their best", it's because of drugs. Take care of the drug problem, and you take care of most of the problems with "bad immigration" (i.e., drug mules and drug runners).

u/CupBeEmpty · 28 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

Well you have some reading to do.

Here's a decent book.

Then maybe Conscience of a Conservative by none other than Mr. Barry Goldwater.

Then the complete Federalist Papers.

God and Man at Yale by good old Bill Buckley.

Read the National Review.

Conservatism (at least in my own ignorant opinion) is the idea that social structures develop and contain an enormous amount of value which should not be thrown away lightly.

Combine that with personal autonomy, allowing markets to exist with as minimal amount of regulation as possible to prevent fraud and abuse.

Then a certain moral conservatism which is very hard to define. Be good, don't resort to violence, respect long standing institutions especially the family.

But overall I think it is simply opposing radical change of all types. Tinker around the edges to improve society but don't overturn the apple cart. This is the difference between Nazi Germany and American conservatives. Hitler demanded radical changes that would fundamentally change everything about German government while Conservatives would absolutely abhor his rise to power. American conservatives basically say "oh, we should probably not change everything all at once for no reason."

Just watch Buckley on Firing Line.

I could go on about this forever. There is no real simple answer and even conservatives radically disagree amongst themselves.