what foods would you serve a person from 1840 if they traveled to Modern day 2020?

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  1. green papaya

    green papaya One Too Many

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    if a person from America back in 1840 traveled to modern day US for a week via Time Machine, what type of foods would you serve them and what activities or modern inventions would show them?

    Im sure they were use to a much more "bland diet" than what a person eats now

    The Amish probably already eat old style foods like back in 1840
     
  2. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I would take them to my local for a burger, fries and a brew. Then the next day for a pizza.
     
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  3. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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    I would recommend the person to travel back and bring some of the unpolluted food he/she/div. is used to.
     
  4. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I would make them a chicken curry or a boeuf Bourguignon (but made with a Bordeaux not a Bourguignon wine) & for dessert, an apple & blackberry crumble. Just typical 2020 fare.
    I would then show them the internet so they could have a good laugh when they discover how we think they lived in their time & if I felt they were up for it I might let them surf internet porn for a while.
     
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  5. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I'd hand them a bag of Cheetos, just to watch their reaction.
     
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  6. green papaya

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    invite them to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to show them how thankful modern day people are for living in America

    stop by the strip clubs , shop in modern supermarkets to show them how easy it is to get food

    take them on a non stop flight from San Francisco or NYC and travel by jet from SFO to LaGuardia NYC , they will get the thrill of their lives and enjoy inflight meals.
     
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  7. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'm not sure what I'd give them to eat, but given that as a whole we're generally bigger and healthier than our forebears, I can only imagine them saying, a la Yoda to Luke in The Empire Strikes Back, "How do you get so big eating food of this kind?"
     
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  8. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    Sushi rolls followed by banana & kiwi
     
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  9. green papaya

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    a large pot of beef stew & chicken noodle soup with bread and crackers , and fresh butter, and tea , biscuits , coffee, sugar.

    and a barrel of salt pork & potatoes with some apple cobbler for desert
     
  10. Cheeseburger, fries and chocolate shake.

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  11. crawlinkingsnake

    crawlinkingsnake One of the Regulars

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    Grits!
     
  12. Nutritious Pepperoni Hot Pockets & Jalapeno Poppers. Maybe fried Spam.
     
  13. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    Necco Wafers. Hey, somebody's gotta eat 'em, or they'll just be taking up space in landfills.
     
  14. Haversack

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    If the fellow from 1840 waited just a couple of years or so, he would be familiar with Necco Wafers. They've been making them since the 1840s.
     
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  15. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    And those they made in the 1840s are just reaching their "Sell By" date.
     
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  16. M Brown

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    Steak & Eggs
     
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  17. Frunobulax

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    I think a time traveler from that period would be more interested in the variety and convenience rather than the actual food. Plus, it would depend on that person. A city dweller would have access to finer foods and nice restaurants (Antoine's in the French Quarter opened in 1840 as an example).

    So to show them supermarkets (as somebody else above mentioned), the variety of takeout we have, and the general accessibility to that food that they never had would likely leave them in awe.

    Then I'd take them to Skyline for a 4-way.
     
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  18. Bigamy was legal in the US in 1840.
     
  19. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    A Chicago style hot dog, which wouldn't make its first appearance for 50 years at the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893!
     
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  20. green papaya

    green papaya One Too Many

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    offering Tribal people a BURGER KING WHOPPER for the first time , they might not like hamburgers?

     

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