Desserts are the last course of dinners. Favourite and typical one is apple pie. There’re 2 versions of pies
-berry pie (blackberry, blueberry, raspberry….. mixed with brown sugar)
-fruit pie – pumpkin, apple, peach, apricot, rhubarb, cherry….
Pumkin pie is made on Halloween.
Nowadays, the most favourite is pecan pie (eaten esp. on Thanksgiving, Christmas). stuffing is made of pecans.
„Pie“ – pastry case (=crust), on top there’s stuffing, stuffing is originally inside but not in this case.
Americans love hot pies. Pies are usually eaten warm or heated in microwave.
Pies with ice-cream – originally from Italy. Am. ice-creams are very rich, very fattening (with high content of sugar). They make them in variety of flavours. Popular are french vanilla….
Unusual (for us) are cucumber, carrot or cheesecake (cheesecake is made of cottage cheese – tvaroh).
In restaurants you can either buy sundae = you have toppings – chocolate, nuts, whipped cream… or ice-cream with pie.
Death by chocolate – large bowl filled with crushed chocolate covered with melted milk chocolate. On top there’s chocolate whipped cream spread??? with chips of semi-sweet chocolate.
Pennsylvania – speciality
Amish – religious sect that came from Switzerland, they are great farmers but refuse modern inventions, use only organic fertilizers, make money from organic products. They call themselves Pennsylvanian Dutch ????
Shoofly pie – it’s sickly (sweeter than sweet). On top, as a stuffing, is molasses (melasa) mixed with brown sugar. Shoofly-because it attracts flies
Smorgasbord (buffet, chuck wagon, All-You-Can-Eat) – at lunchtime or dinnertime – you pay set price and you can eat as much as you want. The same concerns drinks. Esp. at lunchtime because the Am don’t usually eat much at lunchtime.
Fastfood places – not designed for health-conscious people (=aware of health). Famous for selling junk food (syn.= trash, garbage). Deep fried food with high content of fat. -> hamburgers. This food causes bowel cancer (rakovina strev). Intestines=streva move human waste to rectum. American chain restaurants can be found all over the world.