If you were restricted to one cuisine for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?

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  1. Fredd
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    It's a tough choice for those of us who truly love variety.

    Our "rules" for this game are simple. You're not allowed to choose "North American" or "London" to take advantage of the variety of cuisines available. OTOH you're free to choose traditional American cooking or, for that matter, British cuisine. You can also specify the location, e.g. French food in France.

    You're choosing the cuisine you believe would provide you with the maximum of satisfaction and as much variety as you would want. If required, what would you choose as the only cuisine you'd eat for the rest of your life.

    Mrs. Fredd and I go back forth between Italian and Thai. Right now we're in Italy so we'll go with Italian.
     
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    Japanese. Not just for flavor, but if one is relegated to only one cuisine this one could be the best choice health wise.
     
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    I agree that Japanese is one of the healthiest cuisines out there. As for me, it would be Thai all the way but then I'm biased [​IMG]
     
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    American Southern Cooking. I know it is far from healthy, but if I must limit my choices, I want it to taste good and be filling.
     
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  5. McDonalds...but then again the rest of my life would then be measured in terms of days not years.

    In all seriousness, I would probably vote for Italian with Japanese coming a close second.
     
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    Has to be Italian for me, along with the wines.
     
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    I eat Japanese cuisine for the most part so it would be an easy choice for me!
     
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    Mine would have to be Thai cuisine.
     
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    My cooking.

    Ok, to play fair, Atkins food.
     
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    Chinese - such a wide variety of food available because of all the regional variations.
     
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    I'm with Westsox.
    Sometimes watch Paula Dean just to marvel at how she can add incredible amounts of fat and sugar to everything.
     
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    Thai.
     
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    Is "Hipster Truck Food" a cuisine? [​IMG] Absent that, Mexican food. Being a SoCal native, I can't live without it.
     
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    chocolate. Whether cookies, brownies, cakes, candies or beverages.
     
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    Do dead tasty animals on the grill count as a cuisine?
     
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    I'd say Thai too... As long as I can have tons of Thai iced tea to calm my heartburn :)
     
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    No question - Thai Food.
     
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    French cuisine, no doubt
     
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    I'd have to go with Italian. A wide variety of food, including variations of chicken, veal, fish, pasta, etc., as well as excellent salads and desserts.

    I'm a big fan of the use of olive oil in cooking, which gives Italian a great advantage for me.
     
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    Thai - you can have spicy or mild, veggies or meat - plenty of options!
     
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    So, why waste any brain activity on discussing something that you never really have to decide?
     
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    It's a very close call between Thai and Italian. If someone else were doing the cooking I'd choose Thai, but if I'm doing the preparation then I'll go for Italian because in general it seems less labor intensive. I'd be happy either way.
     
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    And in thailand the food is cheap, fresh, and healthy.
     
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    So many thoughts, like how much I like the Jamiacan place I had for lunch today, or the great Greek place around the corner, can't go wrong with Italian food, tons of good Cuban places in Tampa too ....... so, if I had to pick, and I will be specific, I'll take American (and Memphis to be more exact) BBQ.
     
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    Poutine
     
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