09-14-2011, 03:35 AM
I suppose it's good to know that's a midwestern thing; we also keep our vegetable/canola oil in the pantry and out mustard (which is usually honey dijon) in the fridge. Apparently you should refrigerate bread, but we don't unless we have to freeze it because we have too much of it. I also heard that fruits like strawberries lose their flavor if you refrigerate them. Actually, I'm pretty sure ice cold drinks are a US commodity (at least they are according to my old German teacher).