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[Feb. 12th, 2016|11:27 am]
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Poll #2036586 Starch poll

What is the best kind of starch?

Rice
3(18.8%)
Bread
8(50.0%)
Potatoes
4(25.0%)
Corn
1(6.2%)
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-02-12 04:28 pm (UTC)
I saw someone on Twitter conducting this poll, and it struck me as the most important question of our time.
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[User Picture]From: labrujah
2016-02-12 07:34 pm (UTC)
wait I thought corn was a vegetable??
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-02-12 07:45 pm (UTC)
I thought the same thing when I saw the Twitter poll, but in doing some reading, apparently corn is starchy enough that it gets lumped into this category. I guess that makes sense considering cornmeal, tortillas, etc. As a New Englander, I think of johnnycakes.
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[User Picture]From: blue_eye
2016-02-12 11:53 pm (UTC)
I never met a potato I didn't like.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-02-13 05:24 am (UTC)
Potatoes are both good and versatile, although my vote went to bread.
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[User Picture]From: never_the_less
2016-02-13 01:39 am (UTC)
Rice and potatoes are SUCH a waste of carbs! BUT, you forgot pasta!

(I have had rice like, two times in four weeks in Singapore, noodles basically everyday)
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-02-13 05:25 am (UTC)
I couldn't remember if it was a starch! That along with the corn question suggests deep methodological flaws with this survey.

I'm surprised no one has voted for rice!
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[User Picture]From: ceciliaj
2016-02-13 10:59 am (UTC)
I am also surprised by that! Here I was with my bread vote, all prepared to be like "shameless typical westerner here," but...no shame required.
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[User Picture]From: twfkat
2016-02-14 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'm just going to out myself now and say that I voted for rice. Shameless Asian American here.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-02-15 12:41 am (UTC)
I am shocked at such little love for rice, and for so much pro-potato sentiment.
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[User Picture]From: coconuthead
2016-02-14 04:49 am (UTC)
God, I'm dumb. I read this as "substance to use as thickening agent" and not as "food to eat that is starchy." Bread confused me, but I think you can make dumplings out of them, so I figured that was good enough.

Even though I am dumb, I'm still sticking with my answer of corn. Someone has to be the Midwestern farmer's daughter around here.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2016-02-15 12:42 am (UTC)
I appreciate your commitment to Midwestern values. I'm surprised more people didn't opt for corn. It has so many uses.
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[User Picture]From: maeve66
2016-02-20 03:53 am (UTC)
This is actually a fascinating survey. I wish more people would take it. I was in the boring bread column, too, though I like potatoes very much. I like rice with indian food, but not really otherwise. And despite delicious tamales and homemade tortillas, and grits, I'm not too into corn.
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