Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Corner View (Staple Foods)

I had someone ask me this weekend what this corner view was all about. Just in case you didn't completely understand.. Every Wednesday I take part in a thing called Corner View. Jane (who lives in Spain) is the one who created it. She thought it would be cool to see every one's corner of the world. So each week there is a theme and people from all over the world contribute by posting pictures and telling stories.

This week the theme is "staple foods". I'm sure in Italy a staple food is pasta, here in Utah I'm not entirely sure what our staple food would be. So I thought I would post what a staple food for me is. I chose..

(that's also the computer i use to travel around and visit the other corner views.. you can see i always have a diet coke nearby.)

Some would say this is the "coffee" of Utah. I think it ties in nicely with the corner view, because in my corner of the world this is a very very popular drink.. oh wait.. a drink isn't exactly a staple food. So I guess a staple food in Utah might be a burger and fries.. (so glamorous) and don't forget the fry-sauce.. I've heard that it's usually only served in Utah. (fry-sauce = mayonnaise and ketchup mixed together.. sometimes they sneak pickles in there.. I prefer it without though.)

To see other see other "stomach staples" visit..

jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,caitlin, joyce, ani, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t., jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virgina, april, b, kyndale samantha, karen, kristina, dorit, goldensunfamily, sophie, janet, mcgillicutty, desiree, di, travelingmama, aimee, sunnymama, amanda, jenell, guusje, juanita, pamela, inna, daan, myrtille, cris, ibb, susi, jodi, lily, gillian, jeanette, athena, pienduzz, latisha, clairette, satsuki

36 comments:

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Even if I'm totally frightened by american food, I like your pictures... ;)

Have a nice day !

Daan said...

I'm a cocacolalight addict, i have to ammit...even for breakfast...

Ma life à moi said...

Diet Coke ? I'm with you !

Guusje said...

I will go for the Coca as well!

state of bliss said...

Lovely post Caitlin. I wouldn't mind to have this burger now... looks yummy..

Have a great day and thank you for sharing :)
Kasia

Pamela said...

I hadn't heard of fry sauce before but it sounds delicious. Diet Coke is a staple for me too.

Francesca said...

Coming from a country with many well rooted culinary traditions (and shapes and sauces for pasta) it's interesting to me that you couldn't quite pin down the staple foods in your state! I think I'd take the pickles in my fry-sauce!

Jodi said...

Perfect post!!! and mine seems so healthy but not true. I should have put on there nutella and champagne!

Erin said...

I don't usually allow soda (or "Pop" as we sometimes call it) into our house.. but occasionally my hubby sneaks a diet Coke in. :)

Joyce said...

I'm a diet Mt. Dew gal. I'm sure I'm going to be the crazy lady in the nursing home someday demanding my daily diet Mt. Dew!

I never heard of fry sauce, but would like to try it. Sounds easy enough to make. xoxo

jane said...

mmmm fry sauce! a french fry just isn´t the same without it... p.s. caitlin i hate to tell you this but you haven´t had a fry until you´ve tasted a french fry- from france- don´t know what they do but they are to die for...:)

Crescent Moon said...

I think diet coke counts as a staple food. I think it was all I lived on when I was around 19 or 20.
My oldest daughter even had a teacher once who told the class, the only reason she had gone into teaching, was so she could drink diet coke all day (she always had an open can on her desk).

Cate said...

i'm more of a coke classic girl myself, but man do people love the DC.

great post.

Cris Siqueira said...

caitlin
great shots!!!!
the sandwich looks yammy!!

Kimmie said...

burger and fries ..... yum! and ice cold pop - double yum! you nailed it here :)

denise said...

He he! Funny! I haven't had a diet coke in 20+ years but my sister lives on the stuff! ;)

kyndale said...

one of my vices us diet coke! glad you mentioned it!

Cate said...

hey, caitlin, thanks for the comment... the berets were favors for my daughter's bday party this past saturday-posted about it yesteday. ay yi yi. be glad you don't have kids. your mind, well, is never the same.

Kim said...

I'd say you nailed Utah food right on the head! I love fry sauce with pickles...actually whatever Crown/Astro/Apollo Burger puts in their fry sauce is what I love!

travelingmama said...

Oh, now that is just mean! I would give almost anything for a Diet Coke! LOL! I just ate dinner and I'm still drooling over your photos! LOL! Oh, and it's so cool that you've been here! What cities did you visit?

clairette said...

MMMM... miam! I love american food! In France we do the same sauce... ketchup + mayonnaise, we call it "sauce américaine"... thanks for your visit and comment on my blog!

la lune dans le ciel said...

I would share your staple foods with you !!!!:)

Demara said...

that burger looks good but the fry-sauce makes me feel sick to my stomach! blah :P

I've watching these corner views happen on a couple people's blogs on my blogshelf-Artsyville and Simple Beauty are taking part in it and now you are too SO I've been feeling very tempted to start it too!

We'll see when or if I do!?!?

THX for sharing...it's lunch time and I'm starving now!!

MODsquad said...

Oh, fry sauce! Love! We usually mix in some mustard too. I'll have to try the pickles.

Love the new banner... darling!

christy said...

oh how I love my diet coke! mm.. one of my favorite things is when you take that first gulp of a freshly opened 20oz and you get that cold fizzy rush to your brain... Does this sound like a problem to you?-- :) PS I work with quite a few juvenile girls from Utah and they do rant and rave about the "fry Sauce"... definitely not a big deal here in Iowa although some do it. :)

malo said...

Coke is it! (Even though i prefer the original)

caitlin said...

Demara, you're so sweet. And you totally should participate!!

Di said...

Someone after my own heart - a coca cola fiend!!

april said...

dietcoke....a long time ago i had the last one. i've to buy me tomorrow one, and then i think at you ;-)

aimee said...

i loved that diet coke! and i got SUCH a charge out of otli's comment... what other cultures must think of our hamburgers and our fries... but they look good to me!

Ida Nielsen said...

I just got a major burger craving!!! Mayo and ketchup mixed together is so odd....haha. Hmm, come to think about it you mix it on the fries anyway so I guess it'll go a lot faster eating it that way -only one dip instead of two ;-)

Bonnie said...

great post ! but for me ... bring on the pickles ! the more the better !!

vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

Ha! I make my own fry sauce and didn't know anyone else was into it.

now I need a burger. it's only 9am.

The VIPs said...

we have fry sauce in Idaho.


and we LOVE it.

Susi said...

cola seems to met very american!
the fry sause I still use here -in Holland-, aldo I havenot lived in Utah but in Massachuttes!

but great Utah photo's!

Dorte said...

Well, I don't really like Diet Coke, but your post is great :-)