After disgusting foods, how about favorites?

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  1. mudbug

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    After all the talk about disgusting foods, I'm intrigued at what your favorite foods are.... (I tried to keep it to 10 but my mind kept going....)

    Here's mine:
    fresh octopus
    fresh soybean
    new orleans crawfish
    chinese barbequed pig
    cantonese cooked lobster
    passionfruit juice
    mangos
    blue crab
    green plums
    nectarines
    abalone
    muscles, seafood in general
    yellow fin tuna (would love to try blue fin tuna)
    radishes preserved in hot chili sauce
    dad's asian bbq'd ribs
    does Dr Pepper count?
     
  2. cookm

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    I know I can't limit it to ten...

    duck leg done right
    foie gras
    panzanella salad
    Nathan's Indonesian style chicken curry w/ green rice
    Mar Y Muntanya with chicken and grilled lobster
    masala dosa from Vik's
    Peaches and apricots
    Nancy Silverton's rustic pear tart w/ pear caramel and pear ice cream
    China Moon's curry chicken springrolls w/ green chile dipping sauce
    Cesar's romesco sauce w/ tempura dipped green onions
    Maggie's paella
    chinese pea sprouts
    chocolate chip cookies
    Vietnamese sandwiches
    wood oven fired mussels
    mashed potatoes

    I'll stop now...
     
  3. mezzaluna

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    This'll be tough, but here goes:

    Favorite comfort food: Homemade chicken soup with matzo balls and parsnips
    Other yummy stuff:
    crisp poultry skin (chicken, duck, turkey)
    ripe mangos
    rilettes du Mans smeared on authentic baguette (haven't found any outside France yet, but I'm hopeful...)
    shiitake mushrooms
    potatoes Anna
    Sandy D'Amato's macadamia caramel tart
    A glass of St. Emilion
    Dense, really chocolatey brownies with pecans
    Dim sum (the dumplings mostly)
    Cinnamon rolls made with challah dough
    Ribs (crispy outside, tender inside) without gooey sauce- just a flavorful rub
     
  4. lynne

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    To start with the most basic, almost primal love,chocolate cookies, gooey straight from the oven and frosty glass of milk...
    Steamed Maryland blue crabs right out of the cooker at a backyard cookout...
    Crispy North Carolina BBQ (best stolen off the cutting board...
    Belgian Pommes Frites straight from a Grand Place vendor...
    Yellow Fin Tuna...
    Pad Thai
    red Zin and a roaring fire...
    the perfectly marinated gravlox with chilled vodka and great company...
    mashed potatoes and family...

    I could go on...
     
  5. layjo

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    I guess my favorite foods would be.....

    ~Mexican Pork Carnitas w/ some Guacamole and spicy salsa on a Corn Tortilla
    ~Cornmeal Fried Oysters or Catfish or Oysters in the halfshell
    ~Roasted Duck Legs
    ~Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail
    ~Crab and Salmon Cakes With Charred Tomato Salsa
    ~Stir fried Squid with crushed red chile flakes (Sweet, Slightly Salty)( the way the prepare at this one Chinese Restuarant)
    ~Croissants fresh from the oven (don't need anything else with these except a nice cup of coffee)
    ~Smoked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
    ~Bisque-Lobster/Shrimp or The Americanized Version- Tomato Bisque (Homestyle-with the ground mirepoix left in)
    Any Type of good cheesecake
    I have more, but thats all I could think of right now.
     
  6. shroomgirl

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    Fingerlings with chanterelles
    Porcini Risotto
    Rapini with romano, anchovies, pepperocinis, and orechetta
    Pecan icebox cookies....you know the crisp buttery ones that have a butterscotch overtone
    Valharona fudge sauce
    Truffles/truffle honey/truffle oil
    Bitter greens sauteed with lamb sausages
    Soft shelled crabs with lumb crab meurnire
    Gorganzolla, Triple Creme, Shropshire, Gouda (old, old Gouda) Parmesan Reggiano, Stilton
    Cheddar....
    Bagettes/Ciabatta/pumpernickle/Calamata Loaves with the pits thrown in the fire.
    Champagne/Margaux/Y'quem/Syrah
    chambord!!!!
    Chocolate covered raspberries
    Really good French roast or chickory coffee
    Fresh Veggies that keep their integrity and flavor.
     
  7. pikachu

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    hello, im new here, and im no cook either :rolleyes: still i'd like to post my top 10 fave foods, they're quite ordinary though..:roll: here it goes..

    spaghetti, spaghetti, and pasta dishes
    shrimps and crabs
    all types of CAKES
    ChocolateS
    Brownies, Breads and Cookies
    CoFFeE
    Unripe Mango with Shrimp Paste
    Perfect Arroz Caldo
    Dried Squid with Garlic Rice
    Sauteed Green String Beans
     
  8. diane

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    Welcome Pikachu.

    Roast dinners
    Yorkshire Pudding
    Bread and butter Pudding
    Prawn cocktails.
    Weiner Schnitzel made properly
    Potato Salad warm and made my way
    Beetroot
    Mung bean sprouts
    tomatoes
    Iceburg lettuce
    Beef olives made properly
    Mussells - I love cooking them but don't eat them
     
  9. mikelm

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    Mudbug-
    For a guy pretty much in the middle of the country, you really go for the fresh seafood.

    Tell me- where do you find the fresh octopus in Missouri? I don't remember any in the Quivre River up by Troy, where I fished with my grandfather as a kid. Lotta catfish, no octopus. ;)

    I lived on Puget Sound in Seattle for several years, and did skin-diving all that time. About three years into my diving, Jacques Cousteau put in with the Calypso. He announced, on local TV, that he was particularly pleased to visit Seattle, and dive in Puget Sound, since THE LARGEST OCTOPUSES IN THE WORLD LIVED IN PUGET SOUND. :eek:

    I asked my neighbors who had taught me skin diving, why they had never mentioned that to me. :confused:

    Actually, octopuses are not aggressive, but hugely shy. They will flee from a diver and insert themselves into crevices between rocks where they can't be reached. A lot of divers are arrested every year for "bluestoning" octopuses. They thrust a cloth bag filled with copper sulphate on the end of a pole into the crevice where they have observed an octopus hide, and this forces the octopus out, since they can't stand that chemical. They then become octopus chowder. The divers, if apprehended, become jailbait.

    I never figured out how they apprehended these divers, but the papers reported several arrests each year.

    Anyway, you might try that in the Mississipi, and see what turns up!

    Mike
     
  10. mikeb

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    Favourites eh, well here we go:

    - Vareniky (perogies) - potato/cottage cheese filling
    - Holubsti (cabbage rolls) - rice or buckwheat, bacon and onion filling
    - Kovbasa (sausage) - Ukrainian garlic sausage
    - Borchsh (beet and vegetable soup) - many variations, both hot and cold
    - Roast poultry - roasted with some spice and herbs, served with a simple gravy
    - Fresh-caught trout - baked or pan-fried, served with a simple lemon aioli
    - Country ham - served with spicy mustard
    - Cucumber salad - just cucumbers, vinegar, salt and sugar, sour cream and a bit of dill - great side dish for those family feasts
    - Raspberry soup - just raspberries, cream, sugar, and a touch of lemon - served with white sourdough bread, simple yet nice dessert
    - Rib eye steak - grilled with salt and plenty of pepper, med-rare or medium, with an ice cold beer to wash it down
    - Bacon and eggs (white just set, runny yolk), some sourdough bread toast to mop up the grease and egg
    - Barbeque - we're talking smoked pork ribs, pork shoulder, beef brisket, some barbeque sauce on the side, and lots of very cold beer
    - Burgers and hot dogs - yes, simple, low class fare, but reminds me of the worry-free days of summer (washed down with yet more beer)

    It's funny, I'm surrounded by all sorts of exotic luxury ingredients on a daily basis (I probably taste truffle everyday), yet the stuff I crave is super simple, just good down to earth food.
     
  11. muskyhopeful

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    N.Y. Strip
    Seafood stews/Bouillabaisse,cioppino
    Lobster
    Pork Picadillo and Cheese Chiles Rellenos W/handmade soft corn tortillas
    Braised Shanks/Lamb or Veal
    Fresh caught Fried lake perch
    Risotto
    Oysters on the half shell with a vodka rocks back
    Nueske's Bacon,WI Cheese, Johnsonville Brats-Cheeseland stuff counts as one :lol:
    Smoked spare ribs

    Kevin
     
  12. shroomgirl

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    If you read the dates you may notice this thread started 6 years ago....reading back over it my choices then would be similar now.
     
  13. texasflute

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    I eat plain food, so my list will be boring.....

    1.cheesecake-it is a food group, isn't it?
    2. a rare rib-eye steak
    3. prime rib-cooked in salt crust-rare
    4. homemade biscuits (made with soft white winter wheat flour-nothing else) and lots of butter
    5. real hungarian goulash with a big dumpling in the middle (there's a place in Munich that makes a killer goulash)
    6. real British fish & chips (I eat this once a day, every day I'm in the U.K. :) )
    7. pork barbecue with a vineagar based sauce (where I'm from it isn't called "pulled pork" it is just "barbecue")
    8. a really good knish (I hope I spelled that right)
    9. my homemade doughnuts
    10. raw spinich
    oh, I must add #11
    11. really dark, bittersweet chocolate
     
  14. dave64

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    Chocolate
    Prime rib
    Jasmine iced tea, extremely refreshing
    Thai food, namely Gang Panang (red curry, coconut milk with chicken pork or beef)
    Chinese won ton soup
    My wifes chicken soup.
    Corn on the cob
    My moms rice pudding
    Oddly enough, plain steamed sticky rice
    Blueberries


    Dave
     
  15. radical347

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    I'm going to try to limit mine to non-prepared foods, though it's gonna be hard...

    shiitake mushrooms
    grouper
    salmon roe
    razor clams
    lotus root
    seaweed
    garlic
    oysters
    rainier cherries
    tofu
     
  16. bubbamom

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    Top ten favorites -- only ten?

    1. Warm bread fresh from the oven slathered with butter
    2. Perfecty grilled T-bone with blue cheese
    3. Root beer floats
    4. Mom's meatloaf
    5. Macronni & cheese (from scratch, of course)
    6. Thanksgiving turkey
    7. Fresh from the garden tomatoes
    8. Cherries jubilee
    9. Steamed blue crabs and/or crayfish
    10. Cold, sweet watermelon

    Getting hungry just thinking about it :D
     
  17. wuzzo87

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    -DURIANS!
    -Marmite
    -Dense German rye breads
    -Indonesian Coffees
    -all kinds of oats
    -grilled salmon
    -raw fish
    -prosciuttos and jamons
    -comte cheese
    -all kinds of good quality tea ;)