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Guess Where These 5 Foods Are From | People Vs. Food
November 23, 2019
– Crap, that’s some BS! – Life is a not struggle,
it’s a wiggle. (laughs) This whole competition is a wiggle. ♪ (accordion intro) ♪ – (FBE) So, do you think you know
where your favorite foods come from? – Where they come from?
– (sighs) The kitchen! (laughs) – I’m like Uber Eats? – Hopefully, I mean, I love tacos, so I hope all the tacos
come from Mexico. – (FBE) Well, we’re about to show you five foods that you may
think that you know, but that you actually
may know nothing about. – Oh my God, okay.
– Uh oh. – (FBE) Lucky for you,
You can try all the dishes today, but we’ll be keeping score
of your food knowledge. So after you taste it, we’ll ask you what country
you think it’s from, and the person with
the most correct answers wins. – Okay.
– Okay, I got this. – Damn it. – I’m gonna be awful at this game. One, I’m terrible at
any geographic location, I get lost all the time,
and I don’t know where any of the food comes from
that I eat, so this is gonna be awful. I think you’re gonna win.
– Eh. – He’s like “yeah, probably.” – (FBE) So once you’ve had a chance
to eat all of these, you’ll write down the country
you think it’s from on… – We, blackboards!
– (FBE) On these boards. – Yes!
– Okay. ♪ (accordion music) ♪ – (FBE) First dish, the Caesar salad. – (gasps) This is my favorite salad.
– Oh, okay. Got a little salad, okay.
– Not bad, it’s a salad. – I love salads. I like mine like drenched in dressing.
– Yeah, me too. – Ooh, this dressing’s bomb. I think I might be a little bit
confident about this one. – I think this might be the first time
I’ve ever eaten a Caesar salad. – Whoa!
– This is delicious. – I have no idea what goes
in a Caesar dressing. I don’t know where it’s from. Like, did they name it after Caesar?
What’s this all about? – I’ve had it made for me,
like in front of me. So I’m trying to think
of what the ingredients are, and where they would
originate from, gosh. – I don’t know where my
everyday foods come from, and that stresses me out. – (FBE) What country
do you think this is from? – I have no idea. – I really don’t know,
so I’m just gonna guess. – I’m just gonna…
– I’m stressed. – Shot in the dark, I don’t even.
– (FBE) Let’s see your answers! – Any of my friends
from school are watching, they’re probably gonna be like
“what the heck?” – I cannot figure out
how to spell Greece, so I did two options.
There’s G-R-E-E-S-E, or G-R-E-A-S-E, which I think both might be right.
– That’s the movie. – (FBE) That is incorrect.
(buzzer rings) – Crap!
– (FBE) Legend has it that Italian American restaurateur
Caesar Cardini invented the salad in 1924,
in Tijuana, Mexico. – What!?
– It’s originally from Mexico? – (FBE) So according to the Telegraph,
Cardini owned a restaurant in the tourist destination
to attract Americans frustrated by prohibition.
– That’s some BS. – So, my head has exploded.
(kaboom!) – That’s crazy though,
like my mind is blown. I don’t, would you even?
– No! – Love that.
– Nice, draw them in with liquor and a salad.
– Salads! ♪ (accordion music) ♪ – (FBE) We have…
– What is that? – (FBE) French fries!
– Yay! – Okay.
– French fries, obviously from France. – Darn it, I’m mad,
because they’re French fries and you assume that
they’re gonna be from France, but why would they be
from France, when it’s in the name? – Oh these are good.
– These are. Not as good as McDonald’s.
– She’s not wrong. – You could do so much
with French fries, you could put cheese on ’em,
you could put ketchup on ’em. I feel like they’re a staple
in our diet. – That’s like my go-to
if I don’t want anything from the menu at a place,
give me fries or hashbrowns. – Now where they originated from,
that is the question. – I know where they’re from.
Heaven! – I wanna say France, but…
– Yeah that makes sense. – Why? – (FBE) So, whenever
you guys are ready, you can write down
what country you think French fries originate from. – It just seems like a no brainer, but it’s probably
a popular misconception. – I feel like this is a stupid guess.
– I feel like my answer’s too obvious. – I’m just gonna go with this.
This is looks right, okay. – I think I’m wrong,
but I feel like I got this. – Alright let’s go.
– (FBE) Show me your boards. – Um…
(both laugh) – I’m like second guessing myself. – I chose Ireland, ’cause there’s
a bunch of potatoes there. – I was thinking the same thing,
I was gonna write that, but I crossed it out
’cause I couldn’t spell it, and you’re just
a better speller than me. – France!
– Belgium! I know they’re not French,
but I thought they were some European country. – (FBE) So this is actually
a hotly debated topic. Belgium actually believes
they are the true home of the fry, due to the fact that they would
fry potatoes as a food source to replace fish when the rivers
had frozen over in the winter. – Interesting.
– Belgium! No one thinks Belgium.
– I think waffles! – Right! – (FBE) They are so passionate
about the origin, that they are petitioning
UNSECO to claim the heritage of the status over the fry. However, it is said that
the American soldier dubbed the fry French, because the main language
of Belgium was French, and the name stuck. So technically, this actually cannot
be answered at this time, and we’re not gonna give
either of you points. – (laughs) What?
– We, nice. – Okay, yeah.
That was a good guess though, man. – Interesting, huh. I didn’t know
that they spoke French there. But I mean, it would make sense. ♪ (accordion music) ♪ – (FBE) Let’s talk about
the croissant. – Oh, croissant!
– Love croissants! Love any kind of bread. Bread is…
– Mm-hmm. – …again, Heaven sent.
– Yep, unfortunately. – I am a huge fan of croissants.
– Oh yes, oh my God. – I’m also trying to figure out
what this is. – I feel like this one’s obvious.
Is this like a trick question? – Flaky, buttery, airy. – Do you think they’re
also from France? – I mean if you want to
write down France, it’s all good. – See but who’s known
for all their baked goods, and pastries and stuff.
– Yeah! – You’d think France. – I feel like it has to be
like something European. – I think it’s like very European.
That’s my consensus. I just recently went
to Italy and Spain, and they have a lot of pastries
and stuff along that lines. It’s just so good,
it’s buttery, it’s flaky, but if you add chocolate in it,
it takes it up another level. – I’m just gonna,
I just wanna like guess. – I think I’m going to
stick with my gut, and give the same answer
that I just gave. (laughs) – (FBE) Let’s reveal where you guys
think these are from. – Boom!
– (both) France! – It’s probably Belgium again.
– Probably. I was just like I’m just gonna go
somewhere European. – Germany with a little tie!
– Yeah, you gotta dude with a tie. – He’s a workin’ man,
eating that croissant. – (FBE) So obviously croissants
are an icon of French cuisine, but they didn’t start out that way. They were inspired by
an Austrian treat. – Austria!
– Okay, alright. You know, Austria was
my 17th guess, I think. Was probably,
it was up there, but it wasn’t definitely
not my first pick. Croissants were inspired by
the Austrian treat known as kipferl, a crescent bread that is typically
served today as a cookie. It likely first appeared in France
when the first Viennese bakery opened in Paris in 1838.
From then on, Parisians fell for the bread,
eventually incorporating their own puff pastry
to make it the flaky French treat we all know and love.
– Huh. – I feel like croissants…
– Crescent-shaped bread. – …are iconically French,
so I’m sort of surprised. Like, when you think about France,
you think of croissants… – Baguettes!
– …the Eiffel Tower, and baguettes. – It’s just so ingrained
with French culture, that, baguettes,
there’s just so many things that are just so iconic
when you think France. You think oh,
I just wanna sit in the cafe, have a cup of coffee with the Eiffel Tower
in the background, with a baguette. Or a croissant, or some bread. ♪ (accordion music) ♪ – (FBE) Here is your next dish.
These are… – Donuts!
– (FBE) Donuts! – Donuts, oh it’s a tangy one.
– Once again, I would imagine these are American. – (gasps) I love glazed donuts!
– Donuts! I think I know where this one’s from. – That, okay, these are good.
– (sighs) I have no idea. – I feel like I should know this, because there’s a Krispy Kreme donuts
by my house, and I feel like they always have
their history on the walls. – Oh. – But I’m always making line
to get a free donut, and I’m never paying attention
to the history. – If I were a donut,
where would I come from? – Is Heaven a country? – I don’t know why,
I’m thinking Turkish, ’cause they always put
sweet stuff with like… – It’s not flaky.
– Dude, I love glazed donuts. – My favorite donut! – Really?
– Yeah. – Oh my gosh.
They’re always so sweet, but after you eat it, it just sinks
to the bottom of your stomach and you feel like crap,
but they’re so delicious. – Okay, this might be a stretch. – Just seems so like American.
Who fries dough, I’m just gonna go with this…
– (FBE) Let’s see your boards. – I said Japan. – (FBE) Donuts have thought to be
one of, if not the oldest desert on the entire planet.
– Mexico? – (FBE) Donuts, or a very early
version of donuts can actually trace their origins
back to Greece, in the B.C. era. – What?
– Zeus! (laughs) – (FBE) So they’ve gone by various names
over the time, but the donut hole,
which is essentially fried bread soaked in some sort of sugar
are called a loukoumades, and they were actually created
before the donut itself, even though modern donuts
with the hole missing are far more visible today. – Interesting. – Greece.
– Greece, wow. – Not in a million years. – ‘Cause I just think anything yeah,
deep fried you just think America. – I’m like what the heck is happening? I never thought
that would be from Greece. – That’s crazy!
– Wow! – That it’s been around for so long. ♪ (accordion music) ♪ – (FBE) Now for the last one,
these are fortune cookies. – Yay! – I feel like it’s another trick.
– Oh no. – It’s gonna be from like Italy.
– Okay. Do we know it though,
no we don’t! We think we do.
– France! – Psych! (laughs) – Mine says a kind word
warms for three winters. You’re cool, dude.
Feel warm? – (laughs) No!
(Tom laughs) – A lifetime of happiness
lies ahead of you. I’m just gonna stick this
on my forehead. – It is sometimes better
to travel hopefully than to arrive. Hmm. – It’s kind of fun
to do the impossible. Not wrong. – A phone call to a good friend
will ease your mind and lift your spirits. Hello good friend!
(both laugh) – Do not give a man a fish,
but teach him how to fish. Whatever.
– Life is not a struggle, it’s a wiggle. (laughs) This whole competition is a wiggle.
– I know this one. – Really?
– Mm-hmm. – If I get this wrong,
I’m gonna be floored. – I’m like really sure this is wrong.
– I’m just gonna… – I feel like I heard this,
like it was… – Really?
– Mm-hmm. – I’m just gonna like
throw something out there. – (FBE) Alright,
let’s see your boards. (Rebecca laughs) – California, USA!
– China! – USA? Ugh! – (FBE) Kristine, you are correct!
(both gasp) – Yeah!
– Wow! – (FBE) Some three billion
fortune cookies are made each year, almost all of which
are in the United States. But the origins of this cookie
are also hotly contested. The exact origin of fortune cookies
is unclear, although various immigrant groups in California
claim to have popularized them in the early 20th century.
They most likely originated from cookies made by Japanese
immigrants to the United States in the late 19th or 20th century. So the Japanese version did not have
the Chinese lucky numbers, and it was eaten with tea.
– Ah, okay. It’s crazy, the U.S. can find
a way to monetize literally anything. – We stole from like various places,
and then made something that was our own. – We just associate these foods
like so heavily with like, where they come from
– Where it comes from. – But they’re not from there.
– No! – And it’s kind of a mind boggle.
– Or it’s in the dang name, French fries, hello, rename!
– Right? – (FBE) Well I have good news
and bad news. The good news is that you tied.
(bell rings) The bad news is the score was zero.
– Oh my God! – (FBE) Max, you won!
– To my adoring fans! Mwah, mwah!
– I feel pretty good. I feel like I’ve been training
for this my whole life. I’ve been eating…
– I’ve been eating every day. – Yep, I’ve been eating every day,
just in case. – I don’t know how to feel,
just ’cause like, I technically won,
but I really didn’t know anything other than
like a single food. – I love food,
and food makes me feel happy. And happiness means you’re a winner! – ♪ We are the champions, my friend ♪ – Thanks for watching us
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