Most Americans have heard of Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – February 18, 1845), was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation and the symbolic importance of apples. But how many have heard of Ryan Cheese Head from Green Bay?
Perhaps no body, perhaps there never was a Ryan Cheese Head. However there must have been somebody who spread the word about cheese throughout America, whoever it was did a ruddy brilliant job.
Never mind the Big Apple, America is one huge cheese.
It doesn’t matter where you go, any restaurant, snack bar or a food outlet of any sort and order a meal it will come with CHEESE. Try getting a ham roll, egg and bacon on a roll, even Tuna on a roll and it will come with cheese, even if you make a point of saying “NO CHEESE” it quite often still arrives with cheese. The number of times I have gone to a restaurant looked through the menu to see what there might be that came without cheese, ordered what I hoped would be okay only for it to arrive covered in what I would class as mouse food.
It’s not that I don’t eat cheese completely, or am allergic to the dairy product, it’s just I prefer not to eat the stuff.
So here’s to Ryan Cheese head. Who lead the cheese revolution out of Wisconsin, and spread the word throughout America.
You may wonder with all the love of cheese what the mice in America are fond of. Well anybody who ever had Terminex or any other pest control do some work for them, will know that in the USA they bait the traps with “peanut butter”… but then that’s another story.
(Author of Across the Pond)
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After reaching 60 reviews at Amazon, today along comes number 61 another 4 star review which included…
Although this book will be most enjoyed by teens, it is also quite enjoyable for adults. I found myself reminded of what it was like to be a teenager in love: dancing around each other, learning to trust, and the exhilaration of a first kiss.
Fred is headed to America to spend time with family friends while his parents are away. Although he's apprehensive at first, he soon falls head over heels for Brit and the two are inseparable. But then Brit tells Fred a dark secret and it's up to Fred to help right the wrongs.
It's a rare romance that brings in some real-life unpleasantness for the characters to deal with and Across the Pond does that without losing its romance or charm. The book stays enjoyable and holds your interest right to the very end.
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