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Title: The food thread
Post by: Rider on April 22, 2009, 01:40:07 pm
We have a bunch of threads around here that talk about various aspects of our life, entertainment, politics, drinking... but not food.

Having corrected this injustice against one of man's favorite means of self-sustenance (save maybe procreation), let's talk food! What did you eat recently? Anything you enjoy or dislike?

Me, I'm not much of a connoisseur... I like fries, I'm a fan of burgers and pizza. proper pizza mind you... not the "let's smear meat and tomato smudge across this piece of bread and call it a pizza" crap that our local New York Pizza serves. Other then that, I like fishfood but I rarely eat it because it's tedious to prepare and it'll always pale in comparison to what one can have served at a decent dining place. We have a little Greek place down town that serves some killer squid. A definite recommendation!

Also, today I learned that using tomato paste as a substitute for pasta sauce can destroy a meal. I'm not sure if it was the stuff itself or the fact that I added water because it was too thick, but it ended up making the whole thing taste like sewage. Lesson learned.

Share your thoughts!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Shiver on April 22, 2009, 03:15:40 pm
I love spicy food. My tolerance for capsaicin is unnatural. There are some downsides to this. For one thing, cayenne pepper is barely discernible from paprika to my warped taste buds. It tastes a little different, and that's it. Another problem I frequently run into is that most restaurants I go to won't humor me when I ask them to make a dish as hot as they possibly can. I add an extra 5% to the tip when this does happen. A lot of dishes simply weren't meant for that sort of thing, so I can understand if a cook won't humor me. I've been thinking about getting a bottle of this stuff (http://www.hotsauceworld.com/source.html) for years.

Me, I'm not much of a connoisseur... I like fries, I'm a fan of burgers and pizza. proper pizza mind you... not the "let's smear meat and tomato smudge across this piece of bread and call it a pizza" crap that our local New York Pizza serves.

Finland isn't much known for its food, is it? My suspicion is that the best food in Europe can be found within Italy, France and Spain. Someone enlighten me.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Scott_Irving on April 22, 2009, 07:17:21 pm
I like KD and I've learned over the years how to cook it just right and that adding stuff to it can be tasty to.  ;D
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on April 22, 2009, 08:31:37 pm
Finland isn't much known for its food, is it? My suspicion is that the best food in Europe can be found within Italy, France and Spain. Someone enlighten me.

Rider is Dutch, so he wouldn't know. But as a Finn, I feel I need to mention that we actually did win one international pizza award in 2008, even though all I can find is this crappy news article (http://finland.fi/stt/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=18255&group=General). If memory serves me right, we then named the pizza "Berlusconi" as a way of flipping the Italians off.

But other than that, Finland is mostly famous for committing atrocities to other peoples food. Don't get me wrong, like the rest of Scandinavia we do have some pretty brilliant stuff. Mostly to do with game and fish, utilising all the berries, mushrooms and other stuff that grows around here. But whenever we import something (pizza, pasta, noodles, whatever) we do our humble best to make it "more Finnish". This usually translates to "less taste and more flour".

As for what food I like? Well, I don't have any particualr favourites. I'm partial to fish, so I suppose a nicely pan-fried Zander (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zander) fillet with with a creamy chanterelle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanterelle) sauce ranks pretty high up there.

Also what is KD Scott?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on April 23, 2009, 12:53:21 am
My suspicion is that the best food in Europe can be found within Italy, France and Spain. Someone enlighten me.
  The usual consensus that I've heard is that France is home to the world's best food.  I'm quite partial to Italian food, myself, though.  Spain is better-known for torturing people than for cooking, IIRC. 

  My tastes tend to run along the same lines as Rider's (pizza, burgers and fries).  My breakfast and lunch are very consistent.  Most days, I eat this:
Breakfast: Bagel and cream cheese, black tea.
Lunch: Cheddar cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread, banana, apple, granola bar, black tea.
I mix it up for dinner, though. 

  Portland, the city I'm in, is on the verge of realizing its "restaurant culture."  You know how each major city has its own style of food?  Portland hasn't quite made it there yet, but it sure feels like it's on the cusp.  There are a lot of culinary innovators around here, trying all sorts of interesting fusions of different cuisines.  Fun stuff.  Too bad I can't afford to eat out much. 
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: fossaman on April 23, 2009, 02:17:51 am
Crush up some ritz crackers (or other buttery non-solid cracker variety of your choice) into tiny crumbs and add some powdered parmesan cheese.
Dip a chicken tender in some milk, and then in the crumb/cheese mixture.
Fry in a little bit of oil.

Congratulations, you just made fried chicken with practically no work. It may not be as crunchy or greasy, but it's darn good.

I consider food to be more of a necessary evil than anything else, but my opinions of it are understandably skewed, what with the whole spent-five-years-eating-only-one-meal-a-day thing. I generally think that anything you can make from scratch is going to be better than pre-processed food, barring cooking mishaps.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Dabir on April 23, 2009, 12:16:09 pm
It is indeed a widely held opinion amongst people outside western Europe, brits included, that French food is the best. In my opinion, the most DELICIOUS food is to be found in Germany, home of sauerkraut (which admittedly tastes like vomit) and at least many kinds of sausages (which do not). Also famous for beer, bread products and some of the less runny cheeses.

Outside Europe, I was taken to a Persian restaurant recently and thoroughly enjoyed it - again a lot of meat, spiced slightly, with various delicious deserts.

What are the Indian reastaurants like where you guys are? Round here we've got a bunch of good-quality ones, but how well have they done elsewhere?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 23, 2009, 12:32:17 pm
Indian restaurants in my town are pretty good for the most part. There is quite a large Indian community here. Best place in fact is a take-out only place just down the road from where I live. Possibly not helpful information to most of you

We are also blessed with dozens of South-east Asian restaurants/eateries which make delicious spicy food – and cheap too.

I think food is the best thing ever.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Shiver on April 23, 2009, 01:10:17 pm
What are the Indian reastaurants like where you guys are? Round here we've got a bunch of good-quality ones, but how well have they done elsewhere?

I'm quite partial to Indian food. They recognize me at one of the Indian restaurants around Madison, so that's one of the few places I can go to satiate my craving for burning. I keep too many vegetarians as company and Indian restaurants are good for satisfying them too.

Another vice of mine: Game meat. I fucking love venison, and have considered taking up hunting just to get more of it.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Scott_Irving on April 23, 2009, 03:43:59 pm
Kd is to "cool" term for Kraft Dinner which is just high end boxed mac and cheese.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 23, 2009, 05:58:58 pm
Kd is to "cool" term for Kraft Dinner which is just high end boxed mac and cheese.

How the heck would we know that!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Bleeding Star on April 24, 2009, 01:00:29 am
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Cedric says:
Indian restaurants in my town are pretty good for the most part. There is quite a large Indian community here. Best place in fact is a take-out only place just down the road from where I live. Possibly not helpful information to most of you

We are also blessed with dozens of South-east Asian restaurants/eateries which make delicious spicy food – and cheap too.

Bastard. Dublin has very poor ethnic food. You can find acceptable stuff, if you look very hard, but you'll pay for the privilege.

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Shiver says:
Another problem I frequently run into is that most restaurants I go to won't humor me when I ask them to make a dish as hot as they possibly can.

In a lot of places, if your skin is the wrong colour then they just won't make it hot enough for you. Luckily my tolerance for heat has declined as I approach senior-citizen status, but nevertheless, if I order a curry hot then I expect to sweat at least a little!

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Eth says:
The usual consensus that I've heard is that France is home to the world's best food.

Only if you're a pretentious wanker (i.e. French). I'm not a big fan myself (though it beats English food) -I much prefer Italian.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on April 25, 2009, 07:01:22 am
Crush up some ritz crackers (or other buttery non-solid cracker variety of your choice) into tiny crumbs and add some powdered parmesan cheese.
Dip a chicken tender in some milk, and then in the crumb/cheese mixture.
Fry in a little bit of oil.

Congratulations, you just made fried chicken with practically no work. It may not be as crunchy or greasy, but it's darn good.

I'm going to have to try this out. It's probably go quite well with fish as well. My mom used to make "Kentucky Fired Zander", which is basically a similar batter on white fish. You might want to try that out with some cold sauce, crème fresh based if possible.

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I consider food to be more of a necessary evil than anything else, but my opinions of it are understandably skewed, what with the whole spent-five-years-eating-only-one-meal-a-day thing. I generally think that anything you can make from scratch is going to be better than pre-processed food, barring cooking mishaps.

Yeah, I agree. We only do eat preprocessed food if there is simply no time or if we are hung over. Lunch on New Years Day is always from McDonalds. :)

What are the Indian restaurants like where you guys are? Round here we've got a bunch of good-quality ones, but how well have they done elsewhere?

There are a few Indian restaurants in town, and the food there is generally pretty good. We also cook Indian food at home every now and then. Well, I say Indian although I suspect any actual Indian would find it flat and dull. I love the spices and the overwhelming mixtures of flavours. The Finnish Alcohol Monopoly stores also have one brand of Indian red Wine, nice and quite rich in taste.

Only if you're a pretentious wanker (i.e. French). I'm not a big fan myself (though it beats English food) -I much prefer Italian.

I concur on that Italian food is great, but I don't think French food is bad in any way. It's just very hyped. I also think that there are plenty of other European places with great food (The Scandinavian region for example, and Greece). But they don't get marketed the same way. I've often wonder if emigration plays into this somehow. Wherever they emigrate to, Italians, Spanish and French seem pretty likely to start up restaurants. Maybe if Swedes hadn't been such dependable workers in other areas their stolen meatball recipe would be more famous.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Bleeding Star on April 27, 2009, 03:27:30 am
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Lukipela says:
We also cook Indian food at home every now and then. Well, I say Indian although I suspect any actual Indian would find it flat and dull. I love the spices and the overwhelming mixtures of flavours.

Me too. I'm awesome at cooking indian food and I don't really give a shit if it's authentic or not. The kitchen usually looks like a disaster area when I'm done though.

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Finnish Alcohol Monopoly

Sounds sinister.

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The Scandinavian region for example

Rotten fish, cheese paste, and dry bread. No thanks!

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Greece

I'll agree on that one. I always thought Greek food was too rich until I actually went to Greece. Mmmm, seafood and greek salad. Yum! And so cheap, too.

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Maybe if Swedes hadn't been such dependable workers in other areas their stolen meatball recipe would be more famous.

Enough with the Swede-loving already!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on April 27, 2009, 10:23:22 pm
Me too. I'm awesome at cooking indian food and I don't really give a shit if it's authentic or not. The kitchen usually looks like a disaster area when I'm done though.

Our kitchen is tiny and always looks like a disaster area. Moreso after Indian though, or at least more colourful. Still, the kitchen is there to be used.

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Sounds sinister.

It kind of is. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alko)

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Rotten fish, cheese paste, and dry bread. No thanks!

Cheese paste?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Rider on April 28, 2009, 12:47:40 pm
I decided to experiment with obvious ingredients in non-obvious combinations. More plainly, I went for Chandler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandler_Bing)'s favorite meal, macaroni and cheese, with bits of hotdog. If you like mac 'n cheese, and you like hotdogs, this is a treat. I ate part with and part without ketchup and it's both pretty good!

As a quick 'n dirty meal, this is a perfect one! Especially since all the ingredients are either virtually imperishable, or are common enough to be in your fridge anyway!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Dabir on April 28, 2009, 01:29:50 pm
Well, if we're talking about unobvious combinaions... HP Sauce (or nearest available equivalent) on ice cream isn't bad, although I can't recommend it as a desert. And for the truly stupid, a sandwich:
Bread
Peanut butter
Cold sausages
Bread
honey
Marmite
Bread
Peanut butter
Ketchup
Bread

This is a good sandwich and I recommend it to anyone who can cut bread thinner than me, maybe you'll be able to fit the whole thing in yer gob before the sausages fall out.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on April 29, 2009, 07:26:58 am
Ugh.  You two.   ;D
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Shiver on April 29, 2009, 06:11:55 pm
Ketchup is an awful condiment. Add/subtract karma on this post if you agree or disagree.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: fossaman on April 29, 2009, 09:34:04 pm
Warship!

I am rather allergic to vinegar in all its forms, so ketchup and mayonnaise both get the thumbs down from me, as do pickles and relish.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Bleeding Star on April 29, 2009, 10:52:57 pm
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More plainly, I went for Chandler's favorite meal, macaroni and cheese, with bits of hotdog. If you like mac 'n cheese, and you like hotdogs, this is a treat.

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And for the truly stupid, a sandwich:

You two are students, right? I can't believe I used to eat like that.

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Shiver says:
Ketchup is an awful condiment. Add/subtract karma on this post if you agree or disagree.

I used to hate it but have come to tolerate it somewhat. It's good with chips, and also it masks the taste of shitty food. A good burger doesn't need tomato sauce but a bad one is infinitely improved.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Dragon on April 30, 2009, 12:03:04 am
You realise I had to go and look up what Ketchup* is - although that's largely besides that point.  Its wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketchup) cracked me up.  "An example of ketchup on a plate"?  Seriously... WTF.  It's not like it's even a well presented plate.  Also the paragraph on viscosity which explains exactly which fingers must be tapped on which part of the bottle...  Why?  Why.  Why!

*Yeah, I know it's that shitty red sauce but we had an argument in the office as to whether it's really tomato sauce or not.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Dabir on April 30, 2009, 10:36:05 am
You two are students, right? I can't believe I used to eat like that.
Not quite there yet, but I'll be well-prepared when I am.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: fossaman on April 30, 2009, 05:30:55 pm
Also the paragraph on viscosity which explains exactly which fingers must be tapped on which part of the bottle...  Why?  Why.  Why!

Ketchup is a thixotropic compound, which means it's made of awesome. Non-newtonian fluids are like that.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on May 07, 2009, 01:58:41 am
Huh. This is something you don't see every day. I learned something new (thixotropic compound), but in doing so it seems you learn something new as well.

Quote from: Wikipedia_on_thixotropic_misconceptions
Misconceptions
Toothpaste, ketchup, and paint are frequently mis-labeled as being thixotropic materials. In reality, these are often pseudoplastic or "shear thinning". The viscosity of these materials decrease under increasing shear rate, not increasing time. When squeezed out of a tube, toothpaste flows easily but will set-up on the toothbrush. When shaken or squeezed out of a bottle, ketchup will thin and flow readily but will retain its shape on a burger or plate. When modern paints are applied the shear created by the brush or roller will allow them to thin and wet out the surface evenly. Once applied the paints regain their higher viscosity which avoids drips and runs.

Ketchup is just a pseudoplastic apparently. I don't have a searing hatred of ketchup (unlike some of you apparently), but I do think that it is a condiment for lazy people. I can't think of a single situation where there ketchup could be used and there isn't another superior alternative. Well, in my opinion at least.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on May 07, 2009, 10:36:10 am
Ketchup is just a pseudoplastic apparently. I don't have a searing hatred of ketchup (unlike some of you apparently), but I do think that it is a condiment for lazy people. I can't think of a single situation where there ketchup could be used and there isn't another superior alternative. Well, in my opinion at least.
French fries?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on May 07, 2009, 08:41:51 pm
French fries?

To my tastebuds, mayonnaise with some raw chopped garlic and red Thai Curry paste mixed in is superior. Packs a real kick and makes the fries taste a lot more. You stink afterwards though.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on May 08, 2009, 09:41:50 am
Europeans...  (shakes head).
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Dragon on May 08, 2009, 09:54:30 am
Ketchup is a thixotropic compound, which means it's made of awesome. Non-newtonian fluids are like that.
Well, I bandied this one about the office and we decided that it is, in fact, bacon which is distilled essence of awesome but that thixotropic compounds are pretty cool too.

To my tastebuds, mayonnaise with some raw chopped garlic and red Thai Curry paste mixed in is superior. Packs a real kick and makes the fries taste a lot more. You stink afterwards though.
I haven't thought this one through but - I think - if you use chopped jalapeno chillies instead of curry paste it'd work quite nicely too.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on May 10, 2009, 07:41:59 am
Yeah, the curry paste is just for a bit of flavour, it can probably be replaced with any other red spicy thing. The raw crushed garlic makes it hot enough for me, so I don't really need to make it much hotter.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Bleeding Star on May 12, 2009, 08:50:02 am
mayonnaise with some raw chopped garlic and red Thai Curry paste mixed in is superior.

Eugh. Mayonnaise is revolting, I don't know how anyone can stand it. The other ingredients sound good though.

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I don't have a searing hatred of ketchup (unlike some of you apparently), but I do think that it is a condiment for lazy people. I can't think of a single situation where there ketchup could be used and there isn't another superior alternative.

Chilli sauce is my fallback if nothing else seems particularly suited.

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Toothpaste, ketchup, and paint are frequently mis-labeled as being thixotropic materials. In reality, these are often pseudoplastic or "shear thinning".

I did not know that. You learn something new every day.

Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Rider on May 12, 2009, 09:56:56 am
I decided to eat some decent food again. A nice piece of rib chop (babelfish tells me that's what it's called) with mashed potatoes. On the side some spinach a la creme with a little bit of cheese through to make it just a little more creamy. It was very yummy  :D
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on May 12, 2009, 10:40:11 am
Eugh. Mayonnaise is revolting, I don't know how anyone can stand it. The other ingredients sound good though.

It must suck so bad to not like mayo and be in Ireland. As I recall, everyone and their mother loves it there. They even named a county after it! :)

Spinach is one of those things I used to hate as a kid but absolutely love now.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on August 25, 2009, 11:18:26 am
Living in a hotel somewhat restricts my ability to produce good food. Having eaten at restaurants every day, I figured I'd make myself a nice meal at home tonight.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/dot9xg.jpg)

For the curious, that's an apple, a coke, a small bottle of whiskey, Pringles, cheeze doodles, beer sausage and a home baked chocolate biscuit (my last!). Not shown is me angrily throwing the sausage in the trash because it tasted like crap
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Bleeding Star on August 26, 2009, 03:59:58 am
Mmmmm, classy. Why were you surprised when the beer sausage tasted like shit?

I'm currently going nuts on dhal. It's easy, healthy, cheap, and tastes good. I'm now getting a little experimental and trying other types of lentil and also throwing other stuff in, with mixed success.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on August 26, 2009, 07:34:05 am
It does suck living in a hotel. I'm glad I just eat all of this tasty fresh produce!  ;D
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Dabir on August 27, 2009, 03:15:39 pm
Latest sandwich report:
Peanut butter and marmite was, as I discovered some months ago, a massive success. After numerous variants with different kinds of cheeses I have hit upon a new addition to the formula, which whilst not a replacement by any means is definitely something to try at least once. On the first slice: Marmite. On the second slice: Peanut butter. In between: One sliced banana.

It's one of your five a day!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on August 28, 2009, 03:22:39 am
That's... GENIUS!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: fossaman on August 28, 2009, 03:27:05 am
I suppose as long as you're not frying the bananas I won't have to hire a hitman.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on August 28, 2009, 05:22:05 am
I suppose as long as you're not frying the bananas I won't have to hire a hitman.

I don't think you're going to do anything fossa. After all, I've got a new flat with big empty walls. Don't kill the golden cow. ;)
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: fossaman on August 29, 2009, 02:18:09 am
No no, I was talking to Dabir. Banana sandwiches I can let slide, but fried? Death to the gastronomic infidel.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on August 29, 2009, 04:59:53 am
Why fry the banana, that would be such a waste.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: fossaman on August 29, 2009, 05:16:26 am
Frying is the traditional way to prepare plantains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantains), a starchier relative of the banana. But you'd have to ask Elvis as to why frying was the proper way to prepare a banana sandwich.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on August 29, 2009, 05:29:30 am
So true...
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on August 31, 2009, 11:39:11 am
Mmmmm, classy. Why were you surprised when the beer sausage tasted like shit?

Actually, yeah. I've had beer sausage of the same brand before, but not of that particular type. I'm not sure if it was old or just naturally disgusting, but I was a bit disappointed. Good luck with your foreign spices, I'm sure it'll all end in tears.

Some pictures to demonstrate good food and how easy it is to make. We made this during the weekend (and when I say we, I mean I took the photos). Really simple.

(http://i25.tinypic.com/afgar9.jpg)
This here is filo dough. It's paper thin, so you pile five or so sheets on top of each other. Between the sheets you dab some olive oil, it makes them stick together better.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/qnmxq1.jpg)
Then we put a piece of salmon in  the oven for five minutes or so. just enough to make it easy to take the skin off. then it's placed on the dough, and some salt and pepper is applied.

(http://i27.tinypic.com/2wfvjwn.jpg)
After that, some garlic cheese spread is applied liberally.

(http://i26.tinypic.com/vqo11k.jpg)
Then we put some spinach on it. You need fresh spinach, not any of that frozen stuff. Put the fresh leaves in boiling water for a minute or two, and then squeeze the water out of them.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/n381oj.jpg)
Here it is, all wrapped in filo dough. Some olive oil is used to glue the ends shut.

(http://i28.tinypic.com/ra9nqr.jpg)
We had these with boiled corn and tomatoes, and a glass of tasty rose wine. Tasty, easy to make, and not a lot of dishes! Who could ask for more?

EDIT: also I feel compelled to point out that the bottles on the floor are supposed to be there. We have a very small flat, and that corner is for bottles before we return them. It may look messy, but it's not... Or not very messy anyway.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on August 31, 2009, 04:36:11 pm
That food looks delicious! I envy you for eating like that...  >:( lol
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: fossaman on August 31, 2009, 06:12:58 pm
I've had steak baked in filo dough before. It's pretty good stuff. Although meat-flavored pastry where the juices from the raw meat have soaked in is kind of weird, in a delicious caveman-hunger kind of way.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on August 31, 2009, 10:40:20 pm
I remember the last time I used filo doe is when I made spinach cheese orderves, it was tasty to say the least.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 16, 2009, 01:45:45 pm
I've got a friend who will put just about anything on bread with peanut butter.  Except jelly.  He can't stand that for some reason.  He will actually get out two pieces of bread, but peanut butter on one, and jelly on the other, and eat them both.  But if you give him a sandwich, he wont touch the thing.  Anyway... he convinced me to try a few of these things....
peanut butter + bread + :
apples = not particularly weird, but I never would have thought to put apple into a sandwich.  pretty good.
celery = very good, but hard to bite all the way through  ;)
cheddar cheese = very good as long as the cheese isn't warm
chocolate chips = amazing
chicken = strange.  not really good or bad.  i don't regret trying it but I wouldn't eat it again.
hamburger patty = very strange.  better than the chicken, not as good as the cheese.
french fries = disgusting.  I can't believe I let him talk me into trying it.

He's done a lot of other strange things with food, most of which I've been unwilling to try, but a few of them are pretty good.  Cheddar cheese dipped in ranch is amazing (and I HATE ranch, I wont eat it on anything else).  I think my favorite thing though, and you should really try this, take two waffles, toast them, then put ice cream between them and make a sandwich.  Eat it quickly of course, since the waffles will melt the ice cream, but the waffles have to be hot or it tastes all wrong.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: fossaman on September 16, 2009, 06:03:46 pm
Apples and peanut butter is a pretty classic combo. I ate apple slices dipped in peanut butter all the time as a kid. It's good stuff. Unfortunately I've developed an allergy to peanuts, so...no more for me.

I'm a fan of cheese and jam sandwiches. Strawberry jam is good for this.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 16, 2009, 06:37:22 pm
apples with peanut butter is good, but in a sandwich its a little odd
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 16, 2009, 07:33:55 pm
I think that peanut butter and french fries is alitte more odd then with apples :P
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 16, 2009, 10:30:41 pm
I think that peanut butter and french fries is alitte more odd then with apples :P
extremely.  also, the apples were actually good...
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 17, 2009, 08:13:48 am
I think that peanut butter and french fries is alitte more odd then with apples :P
extremely.  also, the apples were actually good...

I can see how, peanut butter + apples = tasty.  :)
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Dabir on September 17, 2009, 08:16:29 am
Your friend is made of win.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 17, 2009, 08:30:33 am
Your friend is made of win.
lol ill be sure and tell him you said that  :P
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Rider on September 20, 2009, 04:09:51 am
I had pie for breakfast today.

Pie is good.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 20, 2009, 07:04:01 am
I had pie for breakfast today.

Pie is good.

And you are godly for eating pie for breakfast! What kind was it?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on September 20, 2009, 09:08:26 am
I had a Whiskey Chocolate cheesecake yesterday. It was pretty great. I drunk Limoncello with it, which is delicious.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Rider on September 20, 2009, 04:16:20 pm
And you are godly for eating pie for breakfast! What kind was it?

A soft bottom, some sort of sweet jelly and cream mixture, soft squishy dough complemented with more sugar and cream, all topped off with a whipped cream crown. Very delicious.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 20, 2009, 06:23:34 pm
And you are godly for eating pie for breakfast! What kind was it?

A soft bottom, some sort of sweet jelly and cream mixture, soft squishy dough complemented with more sugar and cream, all topped off with a whipped cream crown. Very delicious.

It sounds like the second greatest breakfast of all time, The best being pancakes with ice cream and pie. :D
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 27, 2009, 09:42:57 am
I like sphagetti!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 27, 2009, 10:18:43 am
I like spaghetti!

Spaghetti is very tasty. Especially with sausage. (not beer sausage Luki)  ;)
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 27, 2009, 10:41:36 am
What about meat balls? (maturity factor people!)
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Draxas on September 27, 2009, 10:52:48 am
I prefer grilled chicken to meatballs. Throw in some black olives as well, and I am a happy camper.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 27, 2009, 10:54:11 am
Mmmmmm.....Grilled chicken......
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 27, 2009, 11:16:39 am
I prefer grilled chicken to meatballs. Throw in some black olives as well, and I am a happy camper.

Oh look you ARE a happy camper.   :P
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 27, 2009, 11:20:39 am
Beefaroni makes me *frumple*
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 27, 2009, 11:35:36 am
Beefaroni makes me *frumple*

Beefaroni?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 27, 2009, 11:39:13 am
Chef boy R D or whatever?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on September 27, 2009, 02:27:26 pm
What are you, eight years old or something?  Who eats Chef Boyardee?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 27, 2009, 02:35:04 pm
I don't but I hate the commercials. Is it really implemented as a kids foods?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 27, 2009, 04:22:12 pm
Only when there is no other option, and vomit bags are readily available.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 27, 2009, 04:25:29 pm
"sniff"
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 27, 2009, 06:21:27 pm
Anyone who chooses to have chef boyardi over home made spaghetti should be shot, then ground up. Then made into spaghetti.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 27, 2009, 07:05:28 pm
Here, here!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 27, 2009, 09:23:40 pm
I aint eatin spaghetti made from someone who ate that crap.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on September 27, 2009, 10:22:30 pm
  Seriously, how hard is it to make friggin spaghetti, anyway?!?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 28, 2009, 11:13:42 am
  Seriously, how hard is it to make friggin spaghetti, anyway?!?

Place sarcastic remark here: It truly can be really difficult, for basic spaghetti; you need to cook the meat, heat the sause, add some salt, pepper. then boil some water. Just thinking about how complex it it makes my head spin  ;D
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 28, 2009, 11:58:22 am
I'm not really fond of spaghetti so I have no idea how hard it is to make lol.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 28, 2009, 12:15:35 pm
I'm not really fond of spaghetti so I have no idea how hard it is to make lol.

Its almost as easy as making Kraft dinner.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 28, 2009, 12:22:00 pm
I'm not really fond of spaghetti so I have no idea how hard it is to make lol.

Its almost as easy as making Kraft dinner.

That doesn't help lol.  I haven't done that either.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on September 28, 2009, 12:31:38 pm
  It's about the same level of difficulty as making a grilled cheese sandwich.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 28, 2009, 12:43:54 pm
  It's about the same level of difficulty as making a grilled cheese sandwich.

But... That's like the easiest thing in the world...
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 28, 2009, 02:30:09 pm
Soooo yeah! Spahgettie is (although it takes a while) not that hard to make AND its prefered over grilled cheeses.  8)
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 28, 2009, 09:18:05 pm
unless your lactose intolerant. Wait, other way around?
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Smoke353 on September 28, 2009, 10:02:22 pm
Soooo yeah! Spahgettie is (although it takes a while) not that hard to make AND its prefered over grilled cheeses.  8)

You've obviously never had my grilled cheese.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Nuclear on September 28, 2009, 10:23:46 pm
Uh Oh! grilled cheese veteran!                          Alen : doesen't that have to do with milk? spahgettie is pasta of course (unless your refering to KD in which case: its both)   :P
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on September 29, 2009, 09:00:35 am
  Seriously, how hard is it to make friggin spaghetti, anyway?!?

Well, there's quite a bit of work involved (http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/a-basic-recipe-for-fresh-egg-pasta). I usually just buy mine in the store.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Alen on September 29, 2009, 10:45:00 am
  Seriously, how hard is it to make friggin spaghetti, anyway?!?

Well, there's quite a bit of work involved (http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/a-basic-recipe-for-fresh-egg-pasta). I usually just buy mine in the store.

Thats the difficult way to make spaghetti. Its much easier just to buy the noodles from the store, but I do find that home made spaghetti noodles are awesome.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on September 29, 2009, 10:56:49 am
  Luki, as usual, I am in awe of your, well, awesomeness. 
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on September 29, 2009, 10:59:35 am
  Luki, as usual, I am in awe of your, well, awesomeness. 

If ti wasn't for my innate awesomeness, I'm sure I could detect a hint of sarcasm there. My mother has a pasta machine, and I have to say that home made pasta is indeed quite awesome.
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Eth on September 29, 2009, 11:02:14 am
  No no, no sarcasm intended.  You put me in my place, and I respect that.   ;D
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on March 03, 2010, 11:14:45 am
You know what I'd like to eat? Waffle and Chicken. One day, I will travel to Roscoes Waffle and Chicken (http://thenewdiner.blogspot.com/2006/05/roscoes-chicken-and-waffles-pasadena.html). And it will be glorious.


There's even a song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qawlht-alU)
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Rider on March 04, 2010, 03:01:29 am
Chicken... AND waffles!? Holy Crap! That's brilliant!
Title: Re: The food thread
Post by: Lukipela on March 05, 2010, 07:59:32 am
A bit  of Waffle makes the chicken go down!