THINGS I ATE AS A KID THAT I DIDN'T KNOW WERE WEIRD TILL WAY LATER
Growing up Scotch-German, Southern Indiana stylez
- •BraunschweigerDo you know what this is? Of course you don't. Good for you. Imagine very soft, salty, fatty spreadable liverwurst that looks like a pink tube. Congratulations. You have imagined braunschweiger. I went nuts for this shit. We all did. I still crave it once a year or so.
- •ScrappleUnwanted mystery pork scraplets in an unholy matrimony with cornmeal mush. What's next, men marrying dogs? We fried it and put syrup on it. Yeah, we did.
- •Old Fashioned LoafI still don't know what the fuck this really is or how to explain it. I've never seen it outside of my hometown. It's a lunchmeat that comes in a loaf shape (pictured: round loaf, which is an abomination). It looks like salami but tastes... I dunno. Old fashioned? My dad loves this and eats it with pimiento cheese spread.
- •Pineapple Cheese SaladEasy to make. Pineapple chunks, cubes of the blandest American cheese you can find, Miracle Whip and sugar. Not a typo, none of this is a typo. Was my childhood obesity a cosmic typo? Maybe.