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    Default The Foodie Thread.

    I love food. I mean really, really love it. so much so that I refused to be a chef because I didn't want to burn out on cooking. I cook for people all the time, host dinner parties, etc. I'm lucky enough to have a fast metabolism that keeps me from gaining weight. SO I cook and eat, a lot.

    Was just wondering what some peoples' fave food were? What's the best thing you've ever tried? Favorite restaurant, and why? I'm basically just starting this thread to talk about food.

    I myself am a cheese fanatic. from smoked gouda, to Jarlsberg, to gruyere, havarti(especially good with dill), Chihuaha(yes it's real and delicious), you name it.

    My favorite restaurant that some of you others might recognize would have to be an Italian chain called Carrabba's. Their recipes are simple, yet incredibly good, and in typical Italian fashion, hugely portioned for leftover deliciousness. My favorite local place is a pan-asian restaurant called Bangkok Balcony(love the name, sounds like a 'massage parlor' lol)

    so yeah, let's talk about food!

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    I love Poutine and ketchup. Harvey's and Burger King make a mean poutine.

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    My ex introduced me to alot of foods i had never tried before. I found out that i love sushi and dim sum and pho/vietnamese. Mongolian was okay...but now ive got the attitude to at least try something once before u judge it. How else do u find out u actually like pickled cow tongue in a basque restaurant?

    Yay food! I too was blessed with a fast metabolism, if i had the money id hit a new restaurant every night! (im a terrible cook)
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    Fries and a burger.
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    heres some ale to wash it all down with

    now who had the bacon

    ale for all!

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    Four packages of chicken flavored ramen.

    Cook in water with seasoning added then strain ramen noodles.

    Add a half cup of bacon bits

    Add a half cup of finely crush nacho cheese doritos

    Mix well.

    Serve on a plate covered with large leaves of lettuce. Brush very slightly with balsamic vinegar

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    Authentic Ethnic cuisine:

    Pateles,
    Tamales,
    Pernil,
    Ackee and Saltfish,
    Jerk Chicken,
    Chicken Tikka Masala,
    Sushi/ Sushimi,
    Sindhi Biryani,
    Paella
    Just to name a few.
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    I like chicken.


    Quote Originally Posted by kelkrypt View Post
    Authentic Ethnic cuisine:

    Pateles,
    Tamales,
    Pernil,
    Ackee and Saltfish,
    Jerk Chicken,
    Chicken Tikka Masala,
    Sushi/ Sushimi,
    Sindhi Biryani,
    Paella
    Just to name a few.
    Wow Kel... I am impressed. You actually got some Jamaican food on that list.... /applaud. My goal here in Pitt is to put the GREEN into the black and gold.
    Last edited by Belenos; 01-17-2011 at 01:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belenos View Post
    I like chicken.




    Wow Kel... I am impressed. You actually got some Jamaican food on that list.... /applaud. My goal here in Pitt is to put the GREEN into the black and gold.
    I had a Jamaican Roommate for 4years when I worked in the casinos.

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    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...DZ_RuE6Qd0D31s

    That's some GOOD looking bacon right there!
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    I'm hungry.... Anyone wanna come join me for a meal ? ;)

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    Cheese... omg i love cheese. I make home made cheese, as well. In fact I have goats so I can milk them and make cheese. No joke. Good cheese, smoked fontina's, sharp goat cheeses, dense and nutty graviera, authentic parmigiano reggiano

    Chocolate. Dark, silky, intense good chocolates.

    Wine. Lush port, earthy shiraz and spicy gewurtztraminer. I make this as well. Working on a blackberry shiraz in the next week or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graviera View Post
    Cheese... omg i love cheese. I make home made cheese, as well. In fact I have goats so I can milk them and make cheese. No joke. Good cheese, smoked fontina's, sharp goat cheeses, dense and nutty graviera, authentic parmigiano reggiano

    Chocolate. Dark, silky, intense good chocolates.

    Wine. Lush port, earthy shiraz and spicy gewurtztraminer. I make this as well. Working on a blackberry shiraz in the next week or so
    oh that blackberry shiraz sounds great. I'd love to be able to make my own Framboise-the dessert wine, not the beer, which is great. But I can't find framboise at the liquor stores here in PA, which are run by the state.

    and making your own cheese?!?! I know we need to get to know each other, Grav. I can hunt and fish, and when the zombie apocalypse comes, I want to be where there is cheese

    Love sushi too.

    I didn't think chocolate needed to be mentioned, as it's one of the building bllocks of all life.

    Belenos in another thread reminded me how much I enjoy Moroccan food, so in the oven right now is a Moroccan-spiced standing rib roast, surrounded by turnips, parsnips, carrots and other root veggies. I think I'll make some sauteed asparagus(garlic, lemon juice, olive oil-very simple) with gorgonzola and toasted almonds to go with. any wine reccommendations?

    btw Belenos, there is one good Moroccan restaurant here in Pgh. It's on Baum Blvd, and it's called Khalil's.
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    Ah when you said that I was thinking the Krieks and lambics. Dessert wines are actually just as easy to make as table wines. Port is my favorite. You can up the fermentable sugars gradually until the yeast dies of pure intoxication.... OR you can fortify with a brandy or sherry when you bottle the wine. Alcohol by volume can be controlled either way. MMmmm eiswein.....

    Is there no home brew supply store near you? That is where you would start. They have kits that are easy.

    Cheese is even easier. Softer cheeses like feta, ricotta and fresh spreadable farmstead do not even need cultures or rennet. Some farmsteads call for lemon juice or vinegar. Mozzarella only takes about 30 minutes to make with citric acid and a bit of rennet + elbow grease to stretch it.

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    I too have found a lot of joy in food and cooking. I have several allergies that make me unable to eat conventional grocery store pre-packaged food but where some people see this as a setback, I see it as a blessing because it's actually been quite the adventure for me. It forced me to learn how to cook from scratch using whole food ingredients as well as to explore the cuisines of distant cultures. What a great time it has been!

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